OCTE oversees high school instructional programs that teach students skills in a specific career cluster. Most programs offer early college credit opportunities to provide a seamless transition to postsecondary education. The mission of the office is to prepare students so they have the necessary academic, technical, and work behavior skills to enter, compete, and advance in education and their careers.
The purpose of this department is to assist local districts in improving student performance. The department has developed a number of professional learning opportunities to help teachers improve their content knowledge and instructional skills.
Berrien RESA offers a broad range of educational supports and services to area districts in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties, as well as online opportunities to serve students nationwide and internationally.
We offer a diverse selection of high quality professional development opportunities and resources. Let us be your partner in planning, implementing, monitoring, and sustaining professional development that results in quality instruction and improved student achievement.
It was established to provide professional development activities for all school personnel; employees of member school districts are eligible for up to a 25% discount on virtually all conference and seminar registration fees.