Phone: 216-268-6600


Career and Technical Education

East Cleveland City School District’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs 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. These programs offer students a direct pathway to college or career and lead to meaningful employment. Students in our CTE programs graduate with industry licenses and certifications as well as college credit through Cuyahoga Community College, Kent State University, Lakeland Community College, Lorain County Community College, Stark State College, and the University of Akron.


Students may select from the following Career and Technical Education courses:

Automotive Technology 

This pathway provides students with the skills to diagnose, adjust, repair and replace the mechanical and electrical parts of a motor vehicle as well as Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications and includes course in Ground Transportation Maintenance, Automotive Braking/Suspensions and Steering Systems, Ground Transportation Electrical/Electronics and Ground Transportation Engine and Power Train.

Business Management 

This pathway provides students with the tools and skills to enable them to plan and manage the total operations of a business or company and incorporates courses in Business Foundations, Financial Accounting, Business Administration Marketing, and Strategic Entrepreneurship.

Career Based Intervention 

This pathway provides students with employability techniques including interviewing, resume writing, and job application skills.

Construction Technology

This course enables students to learn basic skills in carpentry, masonry, drywall installation, roofing, wiring and other related skills and includes courses in Construction Technology/Core and Sustainable Construction, Carpentry and Masonry Technical Skills, Plan Reading, and Construction Safety/Crew Leadership. 


This pathway is the science of beautifying and improving the appearance of the complexion, hair, skin, and nails. Students are enrolled for 1500 hours in preparation for the State Board of Cosmetology examination for their Cosmetology license and incorporates courses in the Fundamentals of Hair Cutting and Styling, Trichology, Fundamentals of Chemical Services, and Advanced Hair Cutting and Styling.

Criminal Justice/Private Security 

This pathway prepares students for careers in the criminal justice system and provide a variety of certifications and includes courses in the American Criminal Justice System, the Correctional System/Services, Investigations/Forensics in Criminal Investigations, and Security/Protective Services.

Culinary Arts 

This pathway develops in students, the practices, skills, and attitudes necessary for becoming successful in the Culinary Arts industry as well as affording students industry recognized ServSafe and Pro Start certifications by including courses in Hospitality Fundamentals, Dining Room Service/Operations Fundamentals of Food Production, and Restaurant Management. 

The Cardinal Room Restaurant at Shaw High School allows for our students to gain and acquire a complete and thorough understanding of the skills required to manage and operate a full scale restaurant. Through these specialized restaurant skills, our students are readily able to compete for employment positions at any restaurant. The Shaw High School Cardinal Room Restaurant is open for customers Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week and on some special occasions.

Early Childhood Education 

This pathway provides students with instruction and experiences for the development of competencies for teaching and guiding young children as well as preparation for the National Child Development Associates (CDA) credential and includes courses in Early Childhood Education Principles, Classroom Management, Curriculum /Instruction for Early Childhood Education, and Health/Safety and Nutrition.

Firefighting Training & Technology

This pathway prepares students with specialized classroom, laboratory, and practical learning experiences related to the techniques of fire-fighting and includes courses in Foundations of Firefighting, Firefighter I, Firefighter II, and Emergency Medical Technician.

Nurse Assisting/Patient Care Technician 

This pathway enables students to learn basic health care skills as well as complete on-site clinical experiences for acquiring the S.T.N.A., Phlebotomy, and other certifications. The courses include Health Science Technology, Nutrition/Wellness, Patient Centered Care, and Diagnostic Medical Terminology.

For more information on our CTE programs, contact CTE Director John Buckner via email or call 216-268-6500.