“Randolph Career Tech is a phenomenal community of learners! Our mission is to intentionally link academic and technical skills with employability so students can flourish in the skilled trades, engineering, and business industries. While concurrently developing an entrepreneurial mindset, our students explore, select, and pursue career pathways that lead to post-secondary options; including entering the workforce, pursuing apprentice training, and enrolling in a 2-year community college or 4-year university.”

~Krista McKinney-King, Principal


We are committed to ensuring all students at Randolph are well prepared to pursue their career goals, whether they’re continuing their education or joining the workforce after graduation.  We are working closely with our community partners (unions, foundations, employers) to build a program that provides each student with the necessary skills to succeed.  To do this, we have focused our efforts on the following areas:


Today’s job market is rapidly changing, and our updated programs will make sure our students leave Randolph with the up-to-date knowledge and certifications necessary to pursue a variety of career paths.  The Career & Technical Education (CTE) students receive at Randolph prepares them for wide range of highly skilled in-demand careers with high earning potential.


Students will receive on-the-job training as part of their Randolph education.  Through job shadowing, mentorship, workplace exposure, and internships, students are exposed to fields of interest they can pursue either professionally or academically upon graduation.


For those students who choose to join the workforce after graduation, we are working with the city’s largest employers to give them the opportunity to recruit from our talent pipeline at Randolph.  While in school, students will have opportunities for internships and co/ops, and full-time opportunities after graduation.

Our vision for the Randolph school is a community hub for the people of Detroit looking to improve their skills and using their talents to create a better life for themselves and their families; all while exposing them to the high-demand jobs of the future.  Randolph will be a place for students to learn and receive mentorship from employers, and where employers can build connections to a pool of trained talent ready for career opportunities.

Through Randolph, the possibilities are endless!

Students can utilize Career Technical Education (CTE) for a variety of post-secondary paths:
CTE to College
Dearrius Keller (Randolph Alum 2017)
Full scholarship to EMU; pursuing Engineering
CTE to Community College
Malik Philips (Randolph Alum 2017)
Enrolled at Henry Ford Community College
CTE to Workforce
Gerrid Bertram (Randolph Class of 2018)
Offered a job with DTE


We know that success can’t be achieved alone, so we have reached out to members of our community to help us build a program that helps ensure positive outcomes for our students.

Industry & Non-Profit Partners –  Our industry partners are working closely with our instructors at Randolph to build a curriculum that meets the needs of employers, provide classroom support as well as career exposure to the students.

Corporate Partners – Our corporate partners know that if our local economy doesn’t grow, they can’t grow either.  If they can’t hire talented people, they won’t be successful.  That is why they are investing their time and effort in Randolph, providing job opportunities to students and graduates looking for careers.  If you succeed, they succeed.

Philanthropic Partners – Our philanthropic partners understand the obstacles that many members of our community face and are working with us to provide the resources necessary to remove them.


Randolph students attend field trips to commercial construction sites within the greater Detroit area along with construction conferences and educational events. During the second and third years, Randolph connects students to jobs, apprenticeships, or further education and training.