Career/Technology Education Program
"...Bearing in mind that the main object in view is to train young men and women to useful trades and occupations, so that they can earn their own livelihood."
These words from the Deed of Trust, written nearly 100 years ago and practiced for decades, are still true today. You’ll also undoubtedly notice some similarities with what MHS did in the past. We’ve remained true to our tradition and strengthened our programs so that our students can compete in the workplace today.
Studies show that students with a career concentration do better in all areas of high school. By expanding the career technology education program, we’re better preparing our students for success. Beginning in 9th-grade class, all high school students must choose a career pathway in which to specialize. But our program today is not an either/or proposition. All high school students also will be expected to pursue rigorous academic and career/technical studies. That means that when he/she graduates, each student will have skills that will enable him/her to enter a meaningful career field and have the academic basis to continue schooling after graduation from MHS if he/she chooses to do so.
MHS offers theory based education and hands-on training in 11 career options. They are:
- Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Automotive Technology
- Business/Financial Management and Accounting
- Computer Technology
- Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management Services
- Electronic Media and Journalism
- Engineering and Design
- Graphic Communication Technology
- Health Science
- Law, Public Safety and Security
Some of the career options provide students with the opportunity to acquire related national and state certifications.
Career technology education gives students a greater competitive edge in today’s work force. Vocational training taught students a particular job skill; career/technical training offers a wider variety of training in a particular field. In construction, for example, students won’t just learn the basic carpentry skills. They receive a foundation not only in carpentry, but have an understanding of all aspects of residential construction. This would include exposure to electrical, plumbing, masonry, and site development. Students also will learn and use the technologies used in construction and issues that come with the current ways of building.
Our goal is to give students options so that they can lead successful and meaningful lives.