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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
Program of Studies Graduation Catalog
Personal Graduation Plan
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.
¨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.
"Investments in career-related experiences during high school can produce
substantial and sustained improvements."
¨Autumn Winds Assisted Living
¨Christus Trinity Clinic, Mineola
¨Grace Community Healthcare Ministry
¨Lone Star Cutting Solutions
¨Mineola Foundation, Inc.
¨Southwest Metal Systems
EDUCATION & TRAINING
INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY
Director of Special Programs
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.
Rocio Martinez (903)-569-3000
Leon Watson (903)-569-3000
DJ Wernecke (903)-569-3000
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.
Shelby Turner (903) 569 3000
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
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
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
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
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.
InstructorJill Graves (903)-569-3000
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.
InstructorsRocio Martinez (903)-569-3000
Leon Watson (903)-569-3000
DJ Werneche (903)-569-3000
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.
InstructorsLeon Watson (903)-569-3000
Jackie Hays (903-569-3000
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:
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.
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Mineola ISD does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, age or national origin in its educational programs, activities, or employment as required by Title IX, Section 504 and Title VI.
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