Golightly Career and Technical Center

Golightly Career and Technical Center, one of Detroit Public School’s premiere Career and Technical Centers, is “Expecting Excellence Everyday!”

Golightly Career and Technical Center, located on Detroit’s east-side, opened its doors in 1982 serving as the “beacon” of educational cornerstone for the Jefferson-Chalmers Community.  Named in honor of Cornelius L. Golightly, the first black president of the Detroit Board of Education, Golighty’s 27 years of existence continue to integrate academic education and professional training for local high school students.  The center services 10-12th graders from Detroit Public High Schools, non-public high schools, Grosse Pointe, Highland Park, and Hamtramck schools.  Golightly Career and Technical Center offers two-year programs providing students with professional career planning and training for jobs in the 21st century.

We have sixteen demanding program offerings which include the following:  Academy of Finance, Academy of Information and Technology, Academy of Travel and Tourism, Call Center Academy, Computerized Graphics & Publishing Technology, Baking and Pastry Arts, Hospitality and Food Services, Meat Cutting and Charcuterie, Agriscience, Automotive Body Repair, Automotive Service Technology, Computer Aided Drafting, Biomedical Engineering/Electronics Technology, Law Enforcement, Mass Media Communications, and Welding and Cutting.  Entrepreneurship, Practicum Placement and Co-op Work Experiences are extended offerings to all students.  Reading and Math Specialists are also available for academic integration.

Golightly’s mission is to partner with parents, business, industry and the community in order to successfully prepare all students in a technologically advanced facility to compete in a global workforce. We currently have over 900 students enrolled at Golightly in the morning, mid-day and afternoon sessions.  We “Expect Excellence Everyday!”  High expectations in conjunction with a commitment to being productive is what we encourage from our students so that they will move forward to become a productive citizen in a high demand, high wage and high skill career.

We continue to be excited about the educational possibilities that Golightly Career and Technical Center, as well as the District, offers to our students.  The professional and highly qualified staff is committed to educating all students within our Center of Excellence.

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