May 4, 2023

Career Preparation Center Seniors Participate in National Signing Day

Charlotte, MI- Focused on their futures, Eaton Regional Education Agency (RESA) Career Preparation Center (CPC) students took a step toward employment today, accepting job offers and apprenticeships from area employers during SkillsUSA National Signing Day.

Seventeen CPC high school seniors signed “letters of intent” to pursue employment, advanced technical training or an apprenticeship after graduation. Local employers were on hand to make offers and shake hands with their new hires.

“Today we celebrate our students and highlight our programs that prepare our students for their futures as well as the role we play in building the talent pipeline with companies in the Lansing area and beyond," said Dr. Sean Williams, Eaton RESA Superintendent. “Our students are on their way to exciting, in-demand jobs and educational opportunities after graduation.”

Nationally, more than 1,500 students from 300 SkillsUSA schools are expected to participate in National Signing Day. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. 

“The education landscape is changing and we are excited to focus on skilled trades and career technical education as a primary path to success,” said Williams. 

Congratulations to the students and companies joining forces today and preparing for their mutually bright futures.

  • Justin Stoll, Grand Ledge High School- Heavy Equipment, AIS Construction 
  • Tyler Wilson, Charlotte High School- Heavy Equipment, AIS Construction 
  • Gavin Vaughn, Lakewood High School, Heavy Equipment Repair, Carpenter/Millright Skilled Training Center
  • Chase Senters, Lakewood High School, Heavy Equipment Repair, Performance Diesel Engineering
  • Kyle Lilly, Charlotte High School, Heavy Equipment Repair, Lilly’s Dam Dairy
  • Carmon Rademacher, Grand Ledge High School, Auto Technology, Crippen Auto
  • Aidan George, Dewitt High School, Auto Technology, Grand Ledge Ford
  • Dylan Vliet, Charlotte High School, Auto Technology, LaFontaine
  • Ty Emenhiser, Charlotte High School, Welding, Feighners
  • Matt Utter, Charlotte High School, Welding, Precision Prototypes
  • Walker Klifman, Lakewood High School, Welding, Smith Welding
  • Marissa Kalczynski, Charlotte High School, Welding, Candy Ford
  • Jason Stevens, St. Johns High School, Heavy Equipment, AIS Construction
  • Jacob Voisinet, St. Johns High School, Heavy Equipment, Olger Brothers Sand & Gravel
  • Trae Haney, Charlotte High School, Heavy Equipment Repair, Levitt & Stark Excavating
  • Tristan Ridge, Potterville High School, Heavy Equipment Repair, Hammond Farms

About Eaton RESA CPC

Eaton RESA currently serves more than 550 students across the area through CTE programs and training for high school juniors and seniors in 16 different programs. Students gain individualized career experiences and have opportunities to earn industry credentials and direct college credit. In addition, younger students are offered an introduction to career exploration beginning in elementary and middle school. Eaton RESA provides educational support in the areas of early childhood education, career and technical education, general education, school wellness and prevention, and  special education to students and families in Charlotte, Eaton Rapids, Grand Ledge, Maple Valley and Potterville.  

About SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is a nonprofit partnership of education and industry founded in 1965 to strengthen the nation’s skilled workforce. Driven by employer demand, SkillsUSA helps students develop necessary personal and workplace skills along with technical skills grounded in academics. For more information: