Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society
81st Annual State Convention - May 6-9, 2009 at The McCamly Plaza/Kellogg Arena - Battle Creek, MI
Student Craftsmanship and Skills Competition

Since 1928, the Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society has supported both teachers and students in the areas of Industrial and Career & Technical education. MITES is a non-profit organization with over 600 members and volunteers who believe in the power of hands-on, relevant, and real-world learning.  The MITES website

Projects entered in the Craftsmanship Competition may be viewed below.  Of the 7,655 projects registered, 210 were made by students from nine schools in the Upper Peninsula (click here to review).  Results of the judging at the regional and State level may be reviewed by clicking here. (UP schools are in regions 16,17 and 18)

Pictures of the Construction Skills Competition may be found near the bottom of the page.  Click here for Construction Results

While at the convention awards ceremony, two NMU students received scholarships totaling $2,500 (pictured below).  Additionally, three students were notified after the convention that they will also be receiving scholarships (click here).  NMU's secondary education industrial technology program received two awards as well.  The program improvement and professional development awards total $2,566.


Barrett Willard, Senior from Bemidji, MN...and...Gary Herschell, Junior from Sault Ste Marie, MI


The following projects were fabricated by students in grades 7 thru 12, representing Michigan public schools and career/technology centers, and one school from Leopold, IN.  Projects with blue ribbons attached placed first in their respective divisions, based on school size and location.




The following pictures are of the construction competition.  Check team results by clicking here.
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