Student Services


Counselor
Mrs. Brenda Weingartz
bweingartz@lapeerisd.org
(810) 667-6331


Counselor    
Mrs. Lisa Spohn                                                        
lspohn@lapeerisd.org
(810) 667-6386
 

Important Information

The counselors at Ed-Tech provide a broad range of services in the areas of career, academic, and personal counseling.

 
Mrs. Weingartz is the counselor for: Agriscience and Horticulture, Auto Body and Collision Repair, Careers in Education, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Health Science Professions, Recreational Vehicle Repair, Robotics and Mechatronics, Welding and Machining Technology, MCAP and Pre-Engineering.

Mrs. Spohn is the counselor for: Auto Mechanics, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Construction Trades, Diesel Technology, Digital Media Arts, Health Occupations, ITnet, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Public Safety Careers, Residential Electrical, Plumbing, and HVAC.
 
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Internet Resources for College Planning
 
Counseling
 
Academic Counseling
 
Counselors work with students that are having difficulties successfully completing the academic work in their program. They will review strategies to improve learning and achievement. Referrals will be made to outside resources for tutoring or other assistance as needed.
 
Personal Counseling
 
The counseling staff is available to assist if a student is having trouble with personal issues or relationships. Crisis counseling, intervention, and short term counseling services can be provided. In addition, referrals can be made to outside agencies as needed for such issues as: substance abuse, personal/family counseling, support groups, Michigan Rehabilitation Services and emergency aid (for such things as food, clothing or shelter).
 
Career Counseling
 
Students have the option of completing an on-line Career Scope Assessment or other assessment that will help them identify an appropriate program of study. In addition, counselors can work with students to explore further education and training opportunities in their chosen career pathway.
 
Work Based Education
 
Our placement coordinator is available to assist students in arranging paid and/or unpaid work experiences with local businesses. This practical experience allows students to more easily see the direct relationship between what is being taught in the classroom, and the skills or behaviors required to achieve success in a particular industry. The work-based education program allows students to spend up to four days each week at a training site learning and practicing occupational skills.
 
Student Opportunities
 
Student Organizations
 
Many students will have the opportunity to participate in a program-related student organization. Student organizations develop citizenship, technical, leadership, and teamwork skills essential for students who are preparing for the workforce and further education. Students have the opportunity to put their skills and abilities to the test as they compete against other career and technical education students across the nation.
 
Articulation
 
Students have the opportunity to earn college credits while completing their program at Lapeer County Education and Technology Center. All of our instructors have agreements with local and state colleges and universities. Some of these include: Mott Community College, Oakland Community College, Baker, St. Clair Community College, Ferris State University, and Lake Superior State University. Upon successful completion of the program and approval students can enter college with up to 9 credits that they have already earned.
 
Career and technical education students who attend Davenport University could enter the college with 40 credits toward a degree. The statewide articulation agreement, signed earlier this month, between the Michigan Department of Education and Davenport is the first of its kind. Although there are many regional agreements with community colleges and select four year public institutions, this agreement is unique because it is available to any student in Michigan and the credits are awarded in bachelor degree programs.
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/Articulation_Agreement_with_Davemport_311677_7.pdf