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College welcomes dual enrolled engineering high school students

January 21, 2016

About 20 dual enrolled high school seniors from Detroit’s Cristo Rey attend an orientation session in the highbay today.

High school students are taking University-level courses in computer aided design (CAD) and mechanical engineering. 

“By the completion of these courses, you will have an online portfolio that will highlight your experience,” says Dr. Nassif Rayess, Assistant Dean and instructor.  “The portfolio will demonstrate your skills to potential employers.”

In addition to the orientation to campus, Mr. Frank Venegas, Jr., Chairman and CEO of the Ideal Group in Southwest Detroit and proud supporter of the program encouraged the students to take advantage of this opportunity.

“Everyone needs a little bit of luck,” says Venegas.  “A long time ago, I won a Cadillac in a raffle.  I sold it several days later to start my first company.”

“I want to make it possible for people in our neighborhood [Southwest Detroit] to get a college education,” says Venegas.

Classes begin next week for dual enrolled high school students.

See photographs from the orientation.

Students from Detroit' Cristo Rey High School

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