Beginning with elementary school, you are discovering your gifts, talents, and interests. During Middle School, you may develop aspirations based on these interests. At the high school level, you should begin making decisions and developing a plan to achieve your career goals by focusing on these strengths and interests. Having specific career ideas and developing skills related to them in high school gives you a jump on the job market. You are much more likely to land a good job or succeed in college when you are pursuing focused career goals during these years.
Career and Technical Education programs teach the skills needed to succeed in any field and in life-problem solving, communications, and responsibility, planning and applying technology. Then we'll help you specialize in a career that will work for you. Rather than asking "what's next?" after graduation, you will move from high school into college or into a successful role in today's workforce. It's a seamless path to success!
Career and Technical Education at Shaw High School provides students with an opportunity to make informed career choices and successfully participate in experiences that relate to the world of work. Students may select Career-Technical Education programs from Automotive Technology, Career Based Intervention, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Health Science, Early Childhood Education, Firefighting Technology, Marketing Education, Nurse Assisting, Private Security, Sports Marketing, Teaching Professions, Travel-Tourism, Phlebotomy and Visual Communication Arts.
Career and Technical Education offers students a clear pathway to college or a career leading to meaningful employment. The various programs are designed to equip students to enter colleges, universities, and post high school technical institutions if they so desire. Tenth and Eleventh grade students should see their guidance counselor for additional information.
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Career-Technical and Adult Education Programs
Administrative Office Technology – Students in the course will acquire the skills that will enable them to transfer ideas into a readable form through the use of computers, printers, scanners, keyboarding, software and personnel.
Automotive Technology – The Automotive Technology program will provide students with the learning and skills necessary to diagnose, adjust, repair, and replace mechanical and electrical parts of an automobile as well as provide a pathway for entry level employment or post high school education in the field of Automotive Technology. Contact Mr. Anthony Welchans at 268-6520.
Career Based Intervention 2 (CBI-2) - A cooperative education program for the 12th grade student who would like to gain work experience while completing his/her requirements for a high school diploma. Students enrolled in CBI attend regular classes for a portion of the school day and are dismissed early to work at an approved job site. Learning Styles and Job Readiness assessments are provided for students enrolled in this program. Contact Ms. Vanessa Collier at 268-6550 for additional information.
Career Development Programs - District-wide, pre-K through grades 12 programs that provide students with the necessary information and developmental experience to prepare them for living in society. The programs combine the efforts of home, school, and the community and reaches from preschool through adulthood. The Career Game assessment instrument is used to align students with Career choices. You can contact Dr. John Buckner 268-6492 for additional information.
Cosmetology - Cosmetology is the science of beautifying and improving the appearance of the complexion, hair, skin, and nails. The Cosmetology program is designed to prepare high school students for the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology examination and to enter into employment as licensed cosmetologists after graduation. The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology requires every candidate to complete a minimum of 1500 hours of training to be eligible for the licensing examination. The Cosmetology curriculum is divided into two areas of study; the related theory, which concentrates on technical information and the laboratory that, provides the hands-on practice as related to the theory. The Ohio State Board of Cosmetology mandates the Cosmetology Certification Test for all program completers. You can contact Mrs. Denise West at 268-6553 or Ms. Sheila Williams at 268-6519 for additional information.
Criminal Justice - Specialized classroom and practical learning experiences that are designed to supplement the training provided by officially designated law enforcement agencies that will lead to a Private Security Training Certification. Students are assessed in the areas of Private Security, Advanced First Aid/CPR, Hazardous Materials, and Career Safety. You can contact Commander James Copeland at 268-6664 for additional information.
Culinary Arts - The Culinary Arts program develops the attitudes, practices, and skills necessary to become a professional in the Culinary Arts industry. The program provides instruction and experiences in all aspects of food preparation for careers in restaurants, hotels, catering and various food production and distribution industries. Students are assessed via the National Serve Safe Certification process. Contact Mrs. Marie Kellon at 268-6546 for additional information.
Health Science - The Health Science program is designed for the student who is interested in a career in a health related field. Through classroom instruction and experiences, students learn to use the equipment necessary to obtain an entry-level job. The Health Science curriculum provides each student with the opportunity to complete the State of Ohio Certification requirements as a Nurse Assistant. Students who have an interest in post high school training in a specific field are encouraged to enroll in the Phlebotomy program. Contact Mrs. Darlene Mallett at 268-6518 for additional information.
Early Childhood Education - Students are prepared for paid employment in Early Childhood care and guidance. The program includes instruction and experiences to develop competencies in teaching and guiding young children. Students are assessed via Career Safe On-Line assessment instrument as well as an on-line assessment provided by the Ohio Department of Education. Contact Mrs. Deborah Gibson at 268-6416 for additional information.
Family and Consumer Sciences - Programs include semester or yearlong courses in Personal Development, Resource Management, Nutrition and Wellness, Family Relations, Parenting and Life Planning. The program prepares students for competence in work in occupationally specific job training programs and Work and Family Life programs. Assessments for these classes are developed via the classroom teacher. Contact Mrs. Joyce Hunter at 268-6610 for additional information. This program is housed at Heritage Middle School.
Fire Fighting Training - Specialized classroom and practical learning experiences that are concerned with the practices and techniques of fire fighting. Students are assessed based on their successful completion of a 240 Hour Fire Fighter Training Program. Additionally, students are assessed on CPR/Advanced First Aid and Hazardous Materials. You can contact Chief Albert Benjamin at 268-6529 for additional information.
Marketing Education - Marketing Education is a co-operative partnership between the school and business community. Students attend classes in the morning and spend the afternoon gaining practical, supervised, paid, part-time work experience. The curriculum develops the skills and attitudes for success in the business world. Visitations to corporations and various area businesses are an important part of Marketing Education. Marketing Education is for the student who will enter the business world upon graduation and for the college bound student who realizes that job experience can enhance his/her future growth in today's economy. Contact Mr. James Gartner at 268-7533 for additional information.
Visual Communication Art - The study of communicating by visual means using different types of art media. Visual Communication Artists produce artwork to call attention to products, services, or opinions. Visual Communication Artists and designers produce artwork for advertising agents, newspapers, magazines, books, billboards, and packages. The curriculum allows for the development of items for an art portfolio, which can be used as a basis for art school admission or for employment interviews. Assessments for this program are developed via the classroom teacher. Contact Mrs. Irene Chudzik at 268-6545 for additional information.
East Cleveland G.E.D. Program – Educational opportunities for adults who lack sufficient literacy skills needed for effective citizenship, further education and productive employment. The East Cleveland G.E.D. Program will provide the following services to adults: 1) basic literacy skills; 2) GED preparation; 3) English for Speakers of Other Languages; 4) family literacy; and 5) workplace literacy. This program prepares our adult learners for the GED test. Contact Ms. Loretta Malcolm at 268-6563 or Dr. John Buckner at 268-6492 for additional information.
Administrative Office Technology – Students in the course will
acquire the skills that will enable them to transfer ideas into a
readable form through the use of computers, printers,
scanners, keyboarding, software and personnel. Contact Ms. Quelina Jordan
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