About Us

Golightly Career and Technical Center offers 16 free programs geared toward high-wage, trend-setting jobs that provide career planning and training to match students’ interests and abilities.

Students spend half the day at their comprehensive high schools and attend Golightly CTC for two years, enrolling in grades 10th and 11th.

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. Students who complete training will receive a certificate of completion.


All programs are both college-prep and career-prep. There are sixteen (16) program offerings, as well as Evening Adult GED and Pre-GED courses.

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, Meatcutting and Charcuterie.

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Trade and Industry

Agriscience, Automotive Body Repair, Automotive Service Technology, Computer Aided Drafting/Robotics, Biomedical Engineering, Law Enforcement and Mass Communication.

Printing Services


We believe learning in the Career and Technical Center is enhanced by hands-on training, up-to-date equipment and an industrial-driven curriculum that is supported by business/industry leaders.


Golightly Career and Technical Center, partnered with parents, businesses, industry partners and the community, will successfully prepare all students in a technologically advanced facility to compete in a global workforce.

Belief Statement

Just as all schools should, Golightly will establish and communicate a shared purpose and direction for improving the performance of students and the effectiveness of our school. Golightly provides governance and leadership that promotes student performance and school effectiveness, as well as a research-based curriculum and instructional methods that facilitate achievement for all students. Golightly enacts a comprehensive assessment system that monitors and comments on performance and uses these results to improve student performance and school effectiveness. We have the resources and services to support our vision and purpose to ensure achievement for all students.

The Name We Honor

The Cornelius Lacy Golightly Vocational/Technical Center opened in September 1982. It was named in honor of Cornelius Lacy Golightly, the first Black President of the Detroit Board of Education. It is located on the corner of Jefferson and Dickerson and serves as the “Beacon” and the educational cornerstone for the Jefferson-Chalmers Community. The Center opened the door to further growth and development in the community. The Golightly Center was renamed Golightly Career and Technical Center to reflect an increased emphasis on the progression of K-12 professional training, which includes the integration of academic education.

Commitment to College Success

Golightly Career and Technical Center is committed to preparing students for college and other post-secondary educational opportunities. With our educators, counselors and support staff, students will have a wide range of technical training, academic enrichment and resources. Our students also receive leadership training, competitive practice opportunities as well as practicum and internships. Students are awarded scholarships from business partners and receive cooperative education experiences to assist in their college preparation.

Bell Schedule

Morning Afternoon Half Day
8:00 AM 3:20 PM 11:15 AM