The Oakland County Board of Commissioners will recognize National Safety Month with their annual Gun Safety Awareness press conference on Tuesday, June 19th at 1:30 p.m. The conference will be attended by county officials, safety advocates, and over 30 local law enforcement agencies. It will highlight the importance of safe firearm storage in curbing gun violence, tragic accidents, and suicide.
The Board is partnering with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, the Oakland County Health Division, and Oakland Schools to focus its efforts on school safety this year, with special attention directed toward Youth Suicide Prevention, Active Shooter Preparedness, and Anti-Bullying. Resources for these topics, and others, are available on the Board of Commissioners School Safety resources webpage.
Members of the public are invited to attend the press conference at the Oakland County Board of Commissioners Auditorium at 1200 N. Telegraph Road in Pontiac where free gun locks will be available. You can join the conversation online during the event by following @OakGov on Twitter and using #OaklandCounty. Continue reading
Oakland Schools Technical Campus (OSTC) is helping Oakland County high school students unlock their potential in a wide variety of skilled trades. From the culinary arts to cybersecurity, students receive hands-on experience guided by industry professionals.
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With five campuses throughout the county, over 100 degree and certificate programs, university transfer degrees in business, science, and the liberal arts, Oakland Community College (OCC) has extensive offerings for its students. OCC provides a quality, affordable higher education opportunity to the community and is committed to enhancing the quality of life, health, and safety in Oakland County through their Combined Regional Emergency Services Training (CREST) center.
For years, OCC has been known for offering a caring environment, excellent instructors, smaller classes, and educational options that meet the needs of the community. Extra-curricular activities are offered at all five campuses giving students additional opportunities for networking, career growth, building friendships, overall student success, and more. More than one million students have enrolled since it opened in 1965.
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Oakland Schools Technical Campuses (OSTC) is a learning destination, where purposeful learning is centered on students. It provides practical career technical education to high school students from Oakland County’s 28 public school districts, public academies, private learning institutions, and home schools. Students get to explore the direction they want to take, experience amazing opportunities, and prepare to excel in the real world.
Career training and skill development takes place at one of four, state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar technical campuses in Oakland County. OSTC offers high school and college credit, national industry certifications, personalized instruction, awesome teachers, paid internships, student leadership opportunities, scholarships, and access to National Manufacturing Day events.
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Next Monday, high school students from across Oakland County will descend upon the Oakland County Government campus to be immersed in a day of local government activities led by various public servants and elected officials. During this year’s annual Youth In Government Day, hosted by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners on May 15th, students will learn the importance of civic engagement and how they can participate in the politics and policies that impact their lives and communities.
“This event is a great opportunity for area youth to experience first-hand how local government operates and to interact with many of the elected officials that contribute to making Oakland County one of the best run in the country,” said Board Vice Chairman Michael Spisz. “We have worked closely with our partners, including MSU Extension 4-H, the Sheriff’s Office and others, to make this year’s program interactive and engaging. We are confident it will be a fun and educational experience for the students.” Continue reading