Michigan Career and Technical Institute - Lake 2

 

1930s

 

The W.K. Kellogg Camp for disadvantaged and disabled children was established on 32 acre site on Pine Lake.

 

1942-1944

 

The property became a Coast Guard Training site during World War II.

 

1944

 

The camp and its facilities were leased to the State of Michigan during the summer of 1944, for the purpose of physical and vocational rehabilitation of veterans and other citizens of Michigan.

 

1945

 

School operation was transferred to Western Michigan College of Education.

 

1947

 

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation deeded the property to the State of Michigan on condition that it would always be used for “educational and recreational purposes which would promote the health, education and welfare of mankind and for no other purposes...”

 

1952

 

Public Acts of 1952 provided for the establishment of the Michigan Veteran's Vocational School at Pine Lake as a state institution under the State Board of Education.

 

1959

 

House Bill 167 was signed by Governor G. Mennen Williams, which continued control of the facility under the State Board of Education and changed its name to the Michigan Rehabilitation Institute.

 

1964

 

350-bed dormitory constructed/dedicated.

 

1965

 

State reorganization plan placed the school under the direction of Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

 

1967

 

December 14, 1967 first STIRC graduation ceremony.

 

1968

 

House Bill 2993 was signed by Governor Romney changing the facilities name to the State Technical Institute and Rehabilitation Center (STIRC).

 

1970

 

Administrative and Training complex completed at a cost of $1,800,000.

 

1971

 

First female student enrolled in STIRC.

 

1974

 

A large new health, physical therapy, recreation building and a new outdoor recreation area was dedicated.   W.K. donated funding for Library materials

 

1977

 

The IBM Corp. initiated a computer programming training project for severely handicapped persons with the cooperation of the West Michigan Data Processing Industry.

 

1979 - present

 

 

 

 

 

In 1979, State Tech was surveyed by the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and awarded accreditation.  The surveyors indicated they were very impressed with State Tech.

 

Reaccredited by CARF in 1981, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011

 

 

1981

 

The Pine Lake Fund, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization was established to explore and develop new programs, and promote the placement of persons with disabilities attending State Technical Institute (now MCTI).

 

The student run restaurant – The Pine Cove – opened on January 13th.

 

1994

 

Transfer from Department of Education to Michigan Jobs Commission. 

 

Awarded Accreditation Candidacy Status by North Central Association thus allowing State Tech to receive Pell Grant monies.

 

1995

 

State Technical Institute becomes Michigan Career and Technical Institute (MCTI).

 

Pine Lake Fund purchases land to be used for family housing for MCTI with a grant from the WK Kellogg Foundation.

 

Accreditation Candidacy Status renewed by North Central Association.

 

1996

 

IBM Corp awarded Michigan Career and Technical Institute $200,000 in equipment, at an event attended by Governor John Engler, to establish the Open Door Learning and Employment Network.

 

1998

 

Groundbreaking ceremony for Pine Lake Family Center (family housing) attended by Governor John Engler.

 

1999

 

MCTI now under Michigan Department of Career Development.

 

Ribbon cutting ceremony for Pine Lake Family Center providing housing and daycare for students with families attending Michigan Career and Technical Institute.

 

MCTI awarded full accreditation status by North Central Association.  Reaccredited in 2005, 2011.

 

2001

 

MCTI student dormitories and cafeteria refurbished and made smoke-free.

2003

MCTI now under the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth.

The Eagle Shack, the student run store, opened.

 

2004

 

MCTI celebrates 60th Anniversary with construction of Founder’s Museum and Pavilion, named the Kellogg-Chapman House, by Pine Lake Fund, initiated with grant funding from W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

2006

Governor Granholm visits in support of  Invest in Ability Month

2010

MCTI , with funding provided by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, opened at 11457 Shoemaker,  Suite 1003, Detroit Mi.   MCTI East offers a Career Readiness Center and a Certified Nursing Assistant programming.

2011

MCTI now under the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARS)

Current Vocational Trade Programs (14):  Automotive Technology, Building Services Technology (Weatherization), Cabinetmaking/Millwork, Certified Nursing Assistant, Culinary Arts, Custodial, Customer Service, Electronics, Graphic Communications (Printing), Grounds Maintenance and Landscaping, Machine Technology, Office Automation, Pharmacy Services (Technician), Retail Marketing