Career and Technical Education (CTE) Readiness
“Does College-Ready = Career-Ready? In the last decade, research conducted by Achieve and others, such as ACT, has shown a strong convergence in the expectations of employers and colleges in terms of the knowledge and skills high school grads need to be successful, especially in English and mathematics. Economic reality reflects these converging expectations. The bottom line is that today all high school graduates need to be prepared for some postsecondary education and/or training if they are to have options and opportunities in the job market.”
Career and Technology Education is designed to prepare students for a lifetime of success. The programs of study at are designed to prepare students for secondary and post-secondary opportunities, utilize principles of leadership and collaboration, embrace emerging trends in education and technology, advance toward career goals and gain the ability to manage the multiple roles of adult life.
Programs in Career and Technical Education
Career interest surveys support students in matching their interests and personalities to potential career options. Exploring career options can begin at https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/explore-careers/careers
Another site that has a career search and an interest profilier is https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/prepare-for-college/careers
MSHS will also utilize Xello, a tool that provides career options based on an interest survey. Each of these career explorations allows students to review potential career pathways and colleges or technical schools that lead to certification, licensure, associates’ degree, or a bachelor’s degree. Finding the right fit begins with a survey or interest profile.
In an Articulated Creditprogram, a student takes a set of high school courses and then continues in a community college or technical college. Articulated Creditprograms take the high school courses and add them to the courses in the technical or community college in the chosen career path and the result is a certification or license. Articulated Creditprograms combine both the academic course needed for success and the technical courses required for a career.
Some of the community colleges and technical programs that support the Articulated Credit programs are:
Manor Career and Technical Programs of Study
Each program of study has a pathway of four courses, one for each year in high school.