At Career Tech, the concept of preparing for a career is so important that the word "Career" comprises half of our definition of the school. In addition to working for a diploma and acquiring state-of-the-art technical skills, all students must plan for their future after high school. In addition to being "employed" in a simulated work environment, students must complete one credit in Careers classes. This credit is divided into four 1/4 credit courses as follows:
- Assessment - to help students determine that for which they would probably be well suited.
- Pre Employment Training - to teach students how to compete in today's labor market.
- Retention - how to hold a job and grow with it.
- The Plan - creating a detailed, step-by-step plan for pursuing their goal and achieving self-sufficiency after graduation.
All Careers courses are taught by an employment specialist, who guides students through each area with specific, practical information and advice.