Career and Technical Education Center programs are typically offered to high school juniors and seniors and focus on preparing students for employment, careers or post-secondary education through the development of 21st century skills. If a student does not wish to enroll in a program for two years, he or she has the option of enrolling in a program for one year.
Students attend one-half day at the Career and Technical Education Center, or internship site, and one-half day at their home school. Working with state-of-the-art equipment, students apply theory and knowledge to a wide range of real life work assignments in shops and laboratories. Positive employment attitudes, job seeking skills and familiarization with related career opportunities are emphasized in addition to skill training and college readiness.
In addition to technical skills, students learn 21st century skills including critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, communication and learning to learn. These skills are receiving much emphasis by teachers and employers who are interested in human resource development and who are actively involved in the process of developing skilled employees.
If you would like more information about Career and Technical Education programs, contact your guidance counselor or the Career and Technical Education Center at 315.793.8666.