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Kirtland. Knee High by the Fourth of July.

Great job, gardeners!

Anyone who has been around farming in their lifetime may be familiar with the old adage “knee high by the Fourth of July.” This Week @ Kirtland, while our corn isn’t quite that tall, things sure are growing and looking great! From beans to squash, corn, tomatoes, flowers and herbs, our Kirtland Gardeners sure deserve a pat on the back. Despite water … [Read more...]

Kirtland. Building Cars.

The Pullback Frenzy building block camp helped introduce K-3 students to important STEM lessons

Great learning opportunities continue for our area's younger learners even though summer vacation is here!  This Week @ Kirtland, we’re building cars and windmills and brush hogs…and having a great time learning with kids from across all of the communities we serve. In fact, summer vacation for over 60 local kids kicked off to a fast start with three … [Read more...]

Kirtland. Seeing Stars.

Fairview Area Schools checked out the evening skies using Kirtland's 13" Big Blue telescope

Even though they were anxious for summer vacation to kick in, students from several area schools had a great time learning about the northern skies, thanks to the efforts of Kirtland’s Scott Cochran and Pam Nuttall before the school year wrapped up.  This Week @ Kirtland, we’re gazing at the sun and stars…and learning some pretty cool stuff along the … [Read more...]

Kirtland. Caring and Committed.

Celebrating the graduates' success

If you or someone you know ever has the need for quality nursing care, rest easy. This Week @ Kirtland, we’re celebrating our 42nd class of Practical Nursing gradates. In front of family, friends and the instructors who helped get them to this special night, almost 60 full- and part-time nursing students received their nursing pin and proudly took their … [Read more...]

Kirtland. Touring the Trades.

Otsego County Commissioners learn how Kirtland is strengthening local workforces

At Kirtland, we’re all about providing the relevant education and training and preparing our students for success.  This Week @ Kirtland, we’ve been busy leading some pretty important people on tours of Kirtland’s Gaylord M-TEC, focusing in large part on the great skilled trades training opportunities we provide for students throughout northern … [Read more...]

Kirtland. Looking FORE-ward.

With graduation behind us and the summer semester underway, we’re already in full swing preparing for the 2014-15 school year. This Week @ Kirtland, three local high school students are definitely looking FORE-ward to attending Kirtland as student athletes on our golf team beginning this fall. First up to sign his letter of intent to join Kirtland’s … [Read more...]

Kirtland. Building Blocks for the Future.

Kirtland employees team up to get the word out about two fun summer camp opportunities to our area K-6 students

When you’re planning for your future, it’s important to use the right building blocks to help you get where you want to go. This Week @ Kirtland, we’re using blocks of a different sort to bring some summer fun to young learners throughout our communities! The idea of bringing learning-based fun to the Kirtland campus this summer was the idea of … [Read more...]

Kirtland. Mission Exploration.

Area eighth graders visit Kirtland to explore their career options during Kirtland's annual College Exploration Day

If life is a journey filled with constant discoveries, we’ve definitely been giving our local eighth graders something to think about. This Week @ Kirtland, we’ve been on a mission. A College Exploration Mission. And our explorers? About 600 eighth grade students from our nearby…and not so nearby...communities! In two separate sessions, we’ve had … [Read more...]

What to do? What to do!

Students learned about career fields and checked out cool hands-on experiments

Planning what to do for the rest of your life is not an easy task, especially if you are only 16 years old!  This Week @ Kirtland, we tried to make it easier for more than 100 local high school juniors and seniors as they navigate their journey down the path toward selecting a career. On Friday, Kirtland hosted students from Mio and Houghton Lake High … [Read more...]

Kirtland. Celebrating 70 Years.

Anniversaries are a special thing – especially when you're the one receiving the gifts.  But wait, if Kirtland was established in 1966, there’s something wrong with my math because it doesn’t add up to 70 years that students have been choosing Kirtland to acquire skills and training to prepare for success in the workforce. So, if it’s not our … [Read more...]