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Career & Technical Education

Career and Technical Education at Shaker High School

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program at Shaker High School consists of three different areas: Family & Consumer Science, Business Education and Technology Education.

These three programs give students the opportunity to explore what they want to do when they get into the “real” world, and it provides them the means necessary to go out and actually experience it.

Career and Technical Education at Shaker Junior High School

Family and Consumer Sciences 7

The seventh grade Home and Career program teaches students important lessons on living a healthy life, finding a good job and keeping ones finances in order. Students will start the Nutrition Unit learning kitchen safety and sanitation. Nutrition and nutrients are taught through hands on cooking labs and reading food labels. Students learn how exercise and proper diet are both important parts of a healthy lifestyle.

The Career unit starts with students learning about themselves. Interests, personality type and values are matched to careers. Students then research careers learning about education, median salary and employment outlook. Getting that job is very important, but we also want our students to manage their money. Basic lessons include: saving, credit and balancing a checkbook. Seventh grade students will attend Home and Career Skills every day for ten weeks.

Technology 7

Seventh grade technology is the first half of the one unit junior high technology program. The emphasis in this course is on the history of technology, the resources of technology, and the components or subsystems that make up larger technological systems, students will use tools and machines to solve technology related problems. Seventh grade students will attend technology for fifteen weeks on an everyday basis.

Design and Drawing for Production 8

Eighth Grade Elective for Engineering students.

Family and Consumer Sciences 8

The eighth grade Home and Career program builds on the lessons learned in seventh grade. Students will learn more detailed information on nutrition, fitness and careers. There are general nutritional guidelines, but personal nutritional needs and sugar management should be taken into account when planning meals for each individual. Students are taught about fad diets and the dangers of limiting calories or nutrients to the body.

In the second half of this course, the focus moves to career research and the process of getting a job. Students will learn about interviews, cover letters, and resumes. They will continue to research jobs that match their personal strengths and interests. Eighth grade students will attend Home and Career Skills every day for ten weeks.

Technology 8

All students are required to take one unit of technology by the end of eighth grade. The emphasis in this course is on process and problem solving. Students design and construct solutions to challenging problems. In eighth grade students receive twenty consecutive weeks of technology study on an every day basis.

Design and Drawing for Production 8

Eighth Grade Elective for Engineering students.