In K-12 education, we measure success based on the student earning a high school diploma, but we want our students to graduate with a “Diploma Plus”. In today’s economy, it takes more than a high school diploma to prepare for a living wage occupation and participating in our CTE programs will give our students a competitive advantage in their high school and post-secondary college or career pathway!
The Career Technical Education Program at Steel Academy has the following shared vision with Ohio’s Strategic Plan for Education.
· Vision: Each Child graduates from high school and each graduate is prepared with the knowledge, skills and disposition to pursue his or her chosen post-high school path and become a lifelong learner, who is an engaged, culturally aware and contributing member of society.
Career pathways are a sequence of integrated courses and experiences that develop a student's academic, technical, and professional skills aligned to their career area of interest. These pathways offer an overview of the various career options. Whether a student is interested in going to college, getting a certificate or working right after high school, career pathways can be customized for any ambition or plan.
Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathways are a series of technical courses of at least 450 hours in duration, are aligned to occupational career fields that develop a student’s academic, technical, and professional skills, and connect students to credentials, further education, or training necessary to succeed in their career field.