Career and Technical Education Opportunities

In compliance with the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination in Vocational Programs, 34 C. F. R. Part 100, App B, IV (O), all career and technical education opportunities of the Dayton Public Schools system are, and will be offered, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Notification of this compliance is included in, but not necessarily limited to, applications for employment, official postings of certified openings (newspaper), employee handbook, as well as posting on the district website, and at the district office and the middle and secondary schools.

The lack of English language skills is not, and will not be, a barrier to admission and participation in career and technical education programs. This notice shall be disseminated, as needed, to individuals in their native language if the individuals have limited English language skills.

Health and Human Services
 

Health care workers are in high demand. They care for patients in hospitals, assist dentists, manage records in doctors' offices and much more. Occupations like teaching, cosmetology and restaurant management are also essential careers. These professionals provide important services to a community. Students in these programs will explore careers, master basic skills and move ahead to specialized skills with the option of earning early college credit.

  • Allied Health/Nursing - David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center and Paul Laurence Dunbar Early College High School
  • Biomedical Science - Thurgood Marshall STEM High School
  • Biotechnology – David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center
  • Cosmetology - David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center
  • Culinary/Food Service Operations - David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center 
  • Dental Technology – David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center 
  • Exercise Science/Sports Medicine – David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center 
  • Firefighter/EMT/Public Safety – Belmont High School
  • Urban Teacher Academy – Thurgood Marshall STEM High School

Business and Information Technology

Business and IT skills are invaluable in today’s world. A business education will open the door to careers in management, sales, accounting, logistics and more. IT students can earn top dollar in cybersecurity, networking, help desk jobs and many others. Students in these programs will explore careers, master basic skills and move ahead to specialized skills with the option of earning early college credit.

  • Business Administrative Services – Belmont High School and Paul Laurence Dunbar Early College High School
  • Business Logistics – Meadowdale High School
  • Business Management - David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center
  • Information Technology – David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center, Paul Laurence Dunbar Early College High School, and Meadowdale High School

Engineering and Construction

Engineers develop plans for the future and solve problems. Designing cars, planning bridges and finding more efficient fuels are among the many things they can do. Construction workers put those plans into action. Bridges, buildings and cars are just a few of the things they can build, maintain, and repair. Both paths are full of job opportunities. Students in engineering and construction programs learn about design and get hands-on experience with various materials and machinery.

  • Automotive Technology – David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center
  • Construction Technology – David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center
  • Engineering Design and Robotics – Edwin Joel Brown Middle School, Wogaman Middle School, and Wright Brothers Middle School
  • Engineering Technology – David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center
  • Engineering Science - Thurgood Marshall STEM High School

Arts and Communication

Performers aren’t the only ones who have successful careers in the arts — many others work behind the scenes using technical skills. Filmmakers and photographers tell stories by arranging shots with the proper light, composition and sound. Others design and build sets. Some put their skills to use by creating printed promotional materials or designing websites.

  • Interactive Media/Digital Design – David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center
  • Media Arts - Film Production - Stivers School for the Arts
  • Media Arts - Photography – Stivers School for the Arts
  • Graphic Arts and Design – David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center
  • Media Arts – Radio/TV – David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center
  • Technical Theater – Stivers School for the Arts

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