Career and Technical Education


 Dr. John Buckner, Director of Career and Technical Education








    From the Desk of

    Dr. John Buckner


Welcome and Greetings from the East Cleveland City School’s Career & Technical Education Department where we provide all of our students with the 21st century skills that will enable them to become successful and productive citizens. I am Dr. John Buckner, the Director of Career and Technical Education, and I am here to provide our teachers with leadership and direction and our students with the support and assistance needed for them to become successful in college and become career ready.

The Career and Technical Education teachers at Shaw High School are passionate about their instruction, care about all of our students and do all that is necessary to provide them with a quality instruction inclusive of the necessary supplies, materials, tools, and uniforms for an ultimate, quality, positive and useful career-focused learning experience.

Our Career & Technical Education teachers understand that as early as elementary school, our students are discovering their own special gifts, talents and interests. During middle school, our students are developing positive thoughts of pursuing these interests. These interests, talents and thoughts are enhanced via Ohio Means Jobs, Career Advising and other on-line sources. When transitioning to the high school level, we want all of our students to begin making decisions and developing plans to be successful in achieving their career goals by focusing on their own special gifts, talents and interests. We know that by our students having specific career ideas and developing skills related to them in high school, it gives our students a major jump on the college or job market. Our students are more likely to land a good job or succeed better in college when they are pursuing focused and career-directed goals during these important high school years.

Career and Technical Education courses and programs at Shaw High School provides students with the opportunities to make informed career choices, successfully participate in experiences that directly relate to the real world of work and become ready for college. Students may select Career and Technical Education courses or programs from Administrative Office Technology, Automotive Technology, Business Management, Career Based Intervention, Construction Technology, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Firefighting Training & Technology, Nurse Assisting, Patient Care Technician, and Private Security. All of our courses, upon successful completion, may lead to articulated college credits and industry recognized certificates/credentials.

Career and Technical Education courses and programs provide our students with a clear and direct pathway to college or a career leading to meaningful employment. The various courses and programs are designed to prepare and equip our students to successfully enter colleges, universities and technical institutions if they so desire.

The students successfully completing Shaw High School’s, Career and Technical Education courses or programs, can graduate with national industry certifications or licenses inclusive of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), State Tested Nurses Assisting (STNA), Phlebotomy, First Aid/CPR, Private Security, National Incident Management System (NIMS 100 & 700) Physical Agility, Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Telecommunications, Cosmetology, Pro Start/Serv Safe, Child Development Associates (CDA) and postsecondary certificates or degrees that employers use to make critical hiring and promotional decisions.

Class of 2018 Career - Technical Education Accomplishments

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