Baker College’s Muskegon campus uses creativity, fun to engage high school students in business, technology competition Dec. 13

WHAT:          The Baker College Business and Technology Challenge event is designed to spark enthusiasm in high school students for skills and knowledge important for career success. The Challenge offers competitions in more than 15 business and technology categories. Top performers earn medals; the top scoring high school will be named overall winner.


WHO:            Students from West Michigan high schools and career centers will compete. Registration closes Monday, Dec. 5. Careerline Tech Center is expected to defend its 2015 championship title.

Last year more than 125 students participated, representing Allegan High School, Allegan County Career Center, Careerline Tech Center, Forest Hills Northern High School, Fruitport High School, Kent Career Tech Center, Ludington High School, Muskegon Area Career Tech Center, Reeths-Puffer High School and Van Buren Technology Center. These educational centers draw students from more than 40 high schools.


WHEN:          The competition is 9:30-11:45 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13.
NOTE: Most competitions are 30 minutes in length; several are 2.25 hours.
The awards ceremony will be 12:45-1:15 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13.


WHERE:        Baker College of Muskegon, 1903 Marquette Ave., Muskegon 49442.


DETAILS:     There are individual and team events. Competition categories include 3-D modeling, webpage design, accounting, Prezi, Shark Tank business simulation and social media marketing. New this year is the Jeopardy-like contest Kahoot! in which students receive questions and research and provide the answers 100 percent digitally using a smartphone or tablet computer.

Judges are Baker College deans, faculty and instructors, representatives of employers and members of Baker College program advisory boards. Companies and organizations represented include SCORE, Klever Innovations, Grand Rapids Inventors Network and Ravel.


The media are invited and may observe any competition.
Most visual are team-interactive events,
such as Shark Tank and social media marketing, and Kahoot!

You are welcome to attend the awards ceremony.

If you plan to attend, contact David Ladd
at 231.578.3623 or

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