MARESA welcomes new members at CTE Committee meeting

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC)- The Marquette Alger Regional Educational Service Agency, or MARESA, held a CTE Committee meeting Wednesday.

45 representatives from businesses and organizations around the area gathered to discuss ongoing projects and outreach efforts in career technical education. Currently, the CTE Committee is involved with middle college and high school internship programs. As well as youth programs like 4-H, girl and boy scouts, and the U.P. Children's Museum.

“Our young people that are in high school, or if they're newly graduated, we want to make sure that they know that there's some options out there for them,” said Tony Retaskie, Executive Director of the Upper Peninsula Construction Council. “In skilled trades, the colleges, everything that we have to offer across the Upper Peninsula for young people that are looking towards their future.”

The CTE committee welcomed 5 new members at Wednesday's meeting: Marty Fittante of Invest UP, Mary Jo O’Halloran-Torongo of the Alger County Community Collaborative, Lewis Storm of the Offenders Success Program, Chris Standerford of the Central UP MiSTEM Network, and Dan Perkins of Dan Perkins Construction, Inc.

To learn more about the Marquette Alger RESA, and the CTE Committee, visit

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