Career Technical Education
Career Technical Education in Dayton Public Schools...
- Establishes Pathways to Careers – Career Tech students take a program of courses that lead directly to a career. Hands-on, active classes build technical skills and show the way to employment.
- Prepares Students for College – Career Tech students may choose to take college prep academic classes while they build their technical skills. They have a head start on college success.
- Focuses on Hand-On Learning – Students work with their hands and their head. Want to get active? There’s a Career Tech program for you.
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- Prepare for college and careers – Career Tech students build technical skills, learn about their chosen field and take academic classes needed to graduate. Students can choose to take college prep and/or early college credit classes.
- Join a community of like-minded people – Many Career Tech classes create a sense of community because teachers and classmates share common interests.
- Work with your hands – Hands-on learning is a part of all Career Tech programs. Whether you build, create, design, bake, teach, photograph or experiment, you will take part in projects and experiences that help you learn.
- Earn a Tech Prep Scholarship – All students who are successful in high school Career Tech programs earn a scholarship to Sinclair Community College.
- Earn early college credit – All Career Tech students have the opportunity to earn early college credit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do students have to go to David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center to enroll in a career tech class?
No. Ponitz has the most Career Tech choices, but every Dayton high school has multiple Career Tech offerings.
Can career tech students go to college?
Yes, there are many 2-year and 4-year college opportunities for career tech students. Sinclair Community College allows students to continue building technical skills, and many Career Tech students choose to start college there. Students who want the four-year degree can take advantage of Sinclair’s connections with universities or go directly to a university from high school.
What about early college credit?
There are many opportunities to earn college credit while still in high school. Like other DPS students, Career Tech students may enroll in College Credit Plus. Students also have the opportunity to earn credit at Sinclair Community College as a part of Career Tech high school classes.
I heard about a $3000 scholarship to Sinclair for Career Tech students. True?
Yes! A $3000 scholarship to Sinclair is available to successful Tech Prep graduates through the Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium. Read all the details here: http://www.mvtechprep.org/index.cfm/resources/scholarship-awards/
How could a student get involved in Career Tech classes?
There are several paths to Career Tech. Students and parents should contact their high school counselor to learn more.