Golightly Career and Technical Center celebrates 30th Anniversary with tantalizing buffet, alumni events, open house

Detroit – Golightly Career and Technical Center hosted a 30th Anniversary Celebration and Buffet Friday, November 2. The event included alumni events and an open house during a day-long celebration entitled “Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence.”

The buffet menu included:

Appetizers ~ Brie Kisses, Roasted Duck on a Crostini

Soup ~ Zuppa Toscana

Entreés ~ Herb Roasted Chicken w/ Fresh Rosemary & Cherry Tomatoes; Roasted Pork Loin with Apple Cranberry Stuffing; Tilapia with Lemon Dill Sauce and Fresh Sliced Lemon and Parsley

Salad Bar ~ Tossed Salad w/ condiments; Fresh Fruit, Cheese and Crackers; Roasted Pear Salad and more…

Sides ~ Turnip Greens, Candied Carrots, Mixed Vegetables

Bread ~ Corn Bread, Rolls

Desserts ~ Cheesecake, Apple Pie, Carrot Cake

Beverages ~ Hot Tea/ Iced Tea, Lemonade, Sweetened Iced Tea, Coffee

The Golightly Career and Technical Center Anniversary Celebration was hosted by Golightly’s Culinary Arts Department and included a Business Partners Reception honoring Comerica, Inc., The Keros Family of American Coney Island and various local businesses in Metro Detroit. The itinerary included a free Hustle for Health event taught by Detroit’s dance legend “Fast Freddy.”  Alumni and supporters were encouraged to make donations to Golightly Career and Technical Center’s Scholarship Fund by logging online to: http://detroitpsfoundation.org/annual-appeal/ or by mailing a check payable to Golightly Career and Technical Center; (include Golightly CTC in the memo section for both methods of payment).

About Golightly Career and Technical Center:

Golightly CTC prepares 10-12th graders within the district and non-district students for college and career readiness in technical professions for the 21st Century.  The program offerings provide career planning and training for jobs that match students’ interests and abilities.  All programs are both college-prep and career-ready.  There are sixteen (16) program offerings, as well as Evening Adult GED and Pre-GED courses.

The course offerings include:

  • Business and Technology: Academy of Finance, Academy of Travel and Tourism, Call Center, Computer Graphics/Publishing Technology, Photography and Academy of Information Technology.
  • Hospitality and Food Services: Baking and Pastry Arts, Diversified Hospitality and Food Services, Meat-cutting and Charcuterie.
  • Trade and Industry: Agriscience, Automotive Body Repair, Automotive Service Technology, Computer Aided Drafting/Robotics, Biomedical Engineering, Law Enforcement and Mass Communication.

Second-year students participate in a five-week entrepreneurial class, which explores the various aspects of Business Management. Practicum, internships, scholarships and cooperative education experiences are available. Preparation and financial aid assistance are provided for entrance into higher education/college. Students who complete the program will receive a certificate of completion. The center, named in honor of Cornelius L. Golightly, the first black Detroit Board of Education president, opened its doors in 1982.  Golightly was recently recognized as an “Official Michigan Green School.”

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