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Program Overview

Mineola ISD’s Career & Technical Education Program (CTE) exists to serve all students by helping them discover their own unique strengths and interests. Students are exposed to a unique combination of classroom instruction and placements in technical work environments where they can acquire new information, concepts, techniques and procedures related to their specific career interests.

Mineola’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are committed to providing rigorous instruction that integrates academics in relevant and innovative ways to keep students interested and excited about their educational goals. CTE programs are designed to prepare students with high quality training and opportunities to continue on to institutions of higher learning and for workforce employment.

2020-21 High School Graduation Guide

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Program Mission

To design innovative career and technical education programs in order to develop academic and technical expertise, as well as leadership and marketable skills with students in preparation for the challenges of post-secondary education and a globally competitive workforce. 

Program Goals

¨To help students (and their parents) make wise education choices, based on the belief that schools should combine rigorous academics with relevant career education so that students see the “usefulness” of what they are learning,

¨For each program area MISD will strive to provide students with as many opportunities as possible to earn college credit through local and/or state articulation agreements and dual credit courses,

¨To develop and embrace partnerships with local businesses to provide students with advice and offer opportunities to participate in work-based learning partnerships and job shadowing experiences.

¨To provide opportunities for students to earn state and national industry standard certification licenses, where appropriate,

¨Curriculum will be based both on industry accepted standards and best practices,

¨Students will be instructed in the essential skills of job application, dependability, promptness, initiative, loyalty, honesty, integrity, responsibility, and the ability to work and get along with others.

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"Investments in career-related experiences during high school can produce

substantial and sustained improvements."


 

Partnership/Intern Program Participants
Program Certifications

AGRIBUSINESS

  • OSHA 30

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

  • ASE-Automotive Service Excellence

EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • Educational Aide I

HVAC

  • NCCR HVAC Level I

HEALTH SCIENCES

  • OSHA Healthcare
  • AHA Basic Life Support CPR/First Aid
  • Certified Medical Assisting/Stop the Bleed
  • Certified Phlebotomy and EKG Tech/Stop the Bleed

INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY

  • NCCR Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Level l
  • Certified Production Assistant

INFORMATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

  • Adobe Suite Certification
  • Microsoft Office Suite Certification

RANCH MANAGEMENT

  • Waste Water Collections
  • Water Operators Certification
  • Floral Design Certification
  • Beef Quality Assurance Certification
  • Certified Veterinarian Assistant 

WELDING TECHNOLOGY

  • AWS-American Welding Society
Career & Technical Education Program Contacts

David Sauer

Principal MHS

903-569-3000


Mark Parkerson

Director of Special Programs

903-569-2448

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Rachael Wernecke

MHS Counselor

903-569-3000


Melisia Foster

MHS Counselor

903-569-3000


It is the policy of the Mineola Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in career and technology programs, services or activities.

The Agribusiness program of study explores occupations and educational opportunities associated with the business of farming and agricultural-related businesses that include farm inputs, such as machinery and seeds. This program of study may also include exploration into the marketing of farm products, the purchase of farm products either for further processing or resale, and grading or classifying unprocessed food or other agricultural products.

Texas leads the nation in number of farms and ranches, with 248,216 farms and ranches covering 127 million acres.
Instructor

Rocio Martinez (903)-569-3000

Leon Watson (903)-569-3000

DJ Wernecke (903)-569-3000

Additional Resources
Student Organizations
Career Opportunities

It is the policy of the Mineola Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in career and technology programs, services or activities.

Students pursuing specialized careers in the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Pathway will gain knowledge of the major automotive systems and the principles of diagnosing and servicing these systems. Automotive service technicians have developed into highly trained and skilled problem solvers using computerized test equipment to inspect, maintain, diagnose and repair automobiles and light trucks. Good reasoning ability and a positive work ethic is a must.

Automotive Technology Industry is expected to increase 19% in Texas over the 2014–2024 decade.

Instructor

Shelby Turner  (903) 569 3000

Additional Resources
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NTHS
Skills USA
Career Opportunities

It is the policy of the Mineola Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in career and technology programs, services or activities.

Students pursuing specialized careers in the Education Pathway will gain knowledge in planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related learning support services. 

 

Employment of education, training, and library occupations is projected to grow 9% from 2016 to 2026.

InstructorPatty Hawkins  (903)-569-3000

Additional Information
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FCCLA
TAFE
Nths
Career Options

It is the policy of the Mineola Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in career and technology programs, services or activities.

Students pursuing specialized careers in health fields or opportunities to work in a support occupation or internship toward degrees at affiliated universities thrive in a stimulating, supportive environment.  To pursue a career in the health science industry, students should learn to reason, think critically, make decisions, solve problems, and communicate effectively. Students should recognize that quality health care depends on the ability to work well with others.

Health Science is the #1 demand occupation in Texas!

InstructorsMisha Goldsmith  (903)-569-3000

Cindy Robinson (903)-569-3000

Additional Information
Student Organization LinksHover over organization image and select to visit website.
HOSA
NTSH
SkillsUSA
Career Options

It is the policy of the Mineola Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in career and technology programs, services or activities.

The HVAC program of study explores the occupations and educational opportunities associated with installing, servicing, or repairing heating and air conditioning systems. This includes fabrication, assembly, installation, and repair of sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings. This program of study may also include exploration into preparing cost estimates for certain construction projects involving heating and air conditioning and sheet metal.

HVAC is expected to increase 26% in Texas over the 2014-2024 decade.

Instructor Introduction to HVAC Instructor

DJ Wernecke (903)-569-3000 x 2041

Additional Resources
Student Organizations
Career Options

It is the policy of the Mineola Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in career and technology programs, services or activities.


Students pursuing specialized careers in the Industrial Systems Technology Pathway program will be introduced to a broad range of industrial maintenance-related careers with practical hands-on experience.

Students will learn pneumatics, mechanical drives, hydraulics, electrical instrumentation, rigging, boiler operation and more. 

Industrial Systems Technology is expected to increase 15% in Texas until 2022 based on growth and local opportunities.

InstructorIntroduction to Industrial Maintenance Instructor

DJ Wernecke (903)-569-3000 x 2041

Additional Information
Student Organizations
Career Opportunities

It is the policy of the Mineola Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in career and technology programs, services or activities.


Students pursuing specialized careers in Information Technology Pathway will gain knowledge & experience in technical and professional careers related to the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services.

The Texas projected annual growth rate for IT occupations is 15.89% by 2024.

InstructorJill Graves (903)-569-3000

Additional Information

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National Technical Honor Society
Skills Usa
Business Professionals of America
Career Options

It is the policy of the Mineola Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in career and technology programs, services or activities.

Students pursuing specialized careers in the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Pathway will gain knowledge experience in a strong FFA program offering students opportunities in animal science, ranch management, and water treatment.

Employment in East Texas in Ranch & Animal Management is expected to increase by 7.00%.

InstructorsRocio Martinez (903)-569-3000

Leon Watson (903)-569-3000

DJ Werneche (903)-569-3000

Additional Information

For more information regarding events, FFA, contest information,courses and livestock/Ag mechanics exhibitor information enter here.

Student OrganizationsHover over organization image and select to visit website.
Mineole FFA
National Technical Honor Society
Career Options

It is the policy of the Mineola Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in career and technology programs, services or activities.

Students pursuing the Manufacturing Pathway will acquire the knowledge, skills, and technologies required for employment in metal technology systems. Students will develop knowledge and skills related to this system and apply them to personal career development. Welders join metal parts using heat and/or pressure to form a permanent bond. Parts are welded to manufacture products, build structures, or to repair broken or cracked parts. Welders generally work from drawings or specifications that are already laid out.

Employment of welding, soldering, and brazing workers is expected to increase 13% in Texas by 2020.

InstructorsLeon Watson (903)-569-3000

Jackie Hays (903-569-3000

Additional Information

For more information regarding events, FFA, contest information, courses and livestock/Ag mechanics exhibitor information enter here.

Student OrganizationsHover over organization image and select to visit website.
Mineola FFA
National Technical Honor Society
American Welding Society
Career Options
Career Option

It is the policy of the Mineola Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in career and technology programs, services or activities.

TX Resource Center
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The CTE resource center is the central repository for free CTE instructional and supplemental materials and professional development content.

A powerful search engine allows CTE educators to search for content and filter search results. Users can sign up for a free account, which provides an online folder structure for saving shortcuts to favorite and frequently referenced digital content.

For Additional Information:

TEKS On-Line Training Modules

The Texas Education Agency has developed 19 professional development modules for teachers to support the revised Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) that will be implemented beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.

In addition to an overview module, a career development module, and a module for counselor and administrators, there are 16 additional modules, one specifically for each career cluster. These modules explain the TEKS design and structure, the rationale for course revisions, avenues for student endorsements, and information for implementation.  For the new TEKS training modules go to Texas Gateway.  

Texas CTE ClustersThe CTE program contains 16 different clusters. Mineola ISD offers participation in the following endorsements for high school students.

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Business and Industry
  • Education & Training
  • Health Services
  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
To view all sixteen clusters, visit  

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