Decision 2020 – Oh The Places They’ll Go!

POSTED ON: June 5, 2020
Despite a challenging end to their high school career, the Class of 2020 have announced their exciting next steps! Congratulate them, check out where they plan to attend, and reach out to let them know how you might be able to support them on their future path!... READ MORE

Career Compass program gives students direction to succeed.

POSTED ON: May 27, 2020
High school juniors at both Hart and Shelby high schools participating in the Career Compass Mentor Program are receiving valuable lessons from local professionals in the community. The program includes 28 mentors from four participating businesses — Shelby State Bank, Gray & Company, Peterson Farms, Inc. and Silver Lake Resort and Campground, said Oceana College ... READ MORE

Decision Day: Congratulations Seniors!

POSTED ON: June 3, 2019
The goal of College Decision Day is to recognize high school seniors for their post-secondary educational plans and encourage younger students and families to prepare early for post-secondary education. College Decision Day is held annually on or around May 1 and is designed to coincide with the date that most seniors must inform a college ... READ MORE

Student Career Exploration Tour at Ludington Pumped Storage

POSTED ON: May 28, 2019
While many drive by the Ludington Pumped Storage Power Plant, few know what is going on behind the scenery along the highway.  According to Consumers Energy, the immense size of the Plant, and its six-unit turbine design, offers flexibility in balancing electricity demand with electric output at the flip of a switch.  On May 16th, ... READ MORE

Oceana College Access Network Receives Michigan Rural Council Grant

POSTED ON: February 13, 2019
Oceana College Access Network (Oceana CAN!) is proud to partner with the Michigan Rural Council to provide students and families the encouragement, support, and resources necessary for them to make informed choices about post-secondary education.  The Michigan Rural Council awarded $800 to Oceana CAN! to develop and translate materials on financial readiness and college and ... READ MORE

Paying for Education after High School

POSTED ON: December 7, 2018
There’s no doubt about it, college can be costly, whether it’s completing a certificate program, skilled trades training, or a degree at a community college or university. However, there are distinct steps that can and need to be taken in order to access maximum amounts of Ca$h for College! Financial aid makes college affordable by ... READ MORE

Sticker Shocked about Education Cost After High School? This CAN Help.

POSTED ON: September 20, 2018
As the thoughts of students and parents turn toward the beginning of the new school year, many are pondering how to pay for education and training after high school. Two thirds of jobs in the current and future economy will require specialized education after graduation. Most high school graduates will need professional certification for jobs ... READ MORE

2018 College Decision Day

POSTED ON: June 20, 2018
College Decision Day is Michigan College Access Networks (MCAN)’s statewide initiative to recognize high school seniors for their post-secondary education plans and encourage younger students and families to prepare early for post-secondary education. In the first week of May, district high schools celebrated their students success and their commitment to continuing their education.  County wide, ... READ MORE

Job Shadowing Experiences for Oceana Students

POSTED ON: December 15, 2017
Students in the Workplace Another successful Students in the Workplace series finished up in October.  Participating businesses included Shelby State Bank, Valley City Metals, Pixel Grafix, and Lakeside Rehab.  25 juniors toured the businesses, spoke with employees one on one and learned about career and educational pathways.  Students replied that their favorite parts were “getting ... READ MORE

What Is "College"?

College is all post-secondary education including certificate programs, trade schools, community colleges and 4 year colleges and universities. Learn More