Bordered by Three Mile and Parsons roads and to the west of downtown, Traverse City Airport Industrial Park is one of Traverse City’s largest business parks and houses several of Michigan’s most dynamic, hi-tech, corporations (Century Inc., AlcoTec Wire, Clark Manufacturing, Olmstead Products, etc.) that serve both domestic and international customers. This area is also the home to two of the area’s largest skilled training centers:

2600 Aero Park Drive, Airport Industrial Park, Traverse City

2525 Aero Park Drive

This facility houses:

NMC’s Renewable Energy and Construction Technology programs.

2510 Aero Park Drive

This facility contains the Automotive Service Technology Program.

2550 Aero Park Drive

This building contains the hangar and flight simulator for the NMC Aviation Program. Aviation Program offices are located in the Parsons-Stulen building (formerly “M-TEC”).

2600 Aero Park Drive

This facility provides and supports training in the areas of manufacturing, construction, aviation and information technology. It also is home to NMC’s Training & Research ServicesAero Park Professional Testing Center and Energy Demonstration Center. Named after John T. Parsons and Frank L. Stulen, local innovators who created “numerical control,” the Parsons-Stulen Building contains a flexible learning environment, including a “high bay” area for construction and manufacturing, plus computer labs, an interactive television classroom, conference room, and faculty and staff offices.

880 Parsons Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49686

The Traverse Bay Area Career-Tech Center is a secondary career and technical education school serving nineteen high schools and 1,100 students in the five-county Grand Traverse area. Students are educated in twenty-four programs utilizing the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment. Training is provided for immediate job placement, preparation for college, or military service.

TBAISD Career Preparation Initiative

The mission of the Michigan Career Preparation System is that “all students completing the Michigan education system will have the necessary academic, technical, and work behavior skills for success in a career of their choice and lifelong learning.”

Goal #1
The Career Preparation System will be fully integrated into the Michigan Education System.

Goal #2
To ensure that all students, with their parents, make informed choices about their careers.

Goal #3
To ensure that all students have the types and levels of skills, knowledge, and performance valued and required in their education and career choices.


  • Academic Preparation
  • Career Development
  • Workplace Readiness
  • Professional and Technical Education
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Accountability


  • Arts and Communication
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology
  • Engineering/Manufacturing and Industrial Technology
  • Health Services
  • Human Services
  • Natural Resources and Agriscience