From digital electronics to early childhood education, to fabrication, radiology to radiant energy, and everywhere in between, Career Technical Education helps students learn skills for the future. By the time the students graduate, they will have earned an education founded on rigor, career certifications, and on-the-job experience. The South-Western City Schools Career Technical Programs prepare students for two-year, and even four-year colleges. Programs are available at the district's four home high schools and the South-Western Career Academy. Typically, two years in a single program are required to earn at least five credits, so students should choose carefully during their sophomore year for a two-year commitment to a program. Students coming out of each of these programs have the upper hand in landing a job because there is such a high demand in today's job sector for these skilled trades. For more information on Today's Career Technical Education, click on the About tab and view the videos, or click on the High School tab to read more.
SWCSD Career Day!
Last school year sophomore students took part in the first Career Day event to take place in the South-Western City School District. Students were able to visit tables representing the fourteen career technical programs offered in our district. This gave students the opportunity to meet with current program students, talk with industry representatives, and learn about careers of interest through a more interactive approach.
South-Western Career Academy
Sophomore Program Exploration Days:
Sophomore Program Exploration Days:
The Sophomore Program Exploration took place in February at the South-Western Career Academy where the students had the chance to tour the facility and interact with programs in which they were interested. Students have applied and those accepted into their program of choice have been notified. We are currently accepting applications for those wishing to re-apply to a different program they might be interested in joining. We are looking forward to next year's new class of juniors! SWCSD Career Tech--What's Your Plan?
Sophomore students on their visit to the Career Academy for last year's Program Exploration Day.
Recognition is Extended to All of our Students Who Competed and Performed at the SkillsUSA Competition--Excellent Job to all of our Participants!
Congratulations to our Culinary Arts students for their success at the FCCLA competition!
Senior Hot Foods Team
Jake Waddle, Fancisco Clemente, Jorge Nunez-Martinez, Killian Spain
Junior Hot Foods Team
Maria Godoy, Emily Kingery, Gillian Scmittauer, Karen Diaz-Trujillo
Congratulations to Our Business Professionals of America Participants!
The South-Western Career Academy Host Breast Cancer Surgeon Dr. Deepa Halaharvi
The South-Western Career Academy had the honor of hosting guest speaker Dr. Deepa Halaharvi who spoke on the current trends of breast health and cancer care.
Students on a Recent Field Trip to the Ohio State House
Students from Various Programs Visit DaNite Sign Co.
Students from the Automotive, Electrical Trades, Interactive Media Design, Materials Joining and Pre-Engineering programs attended the DaNite Sign Company Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 2, 2015. The event was structured to educate students on how manufacturing offers rewarding, good paying and highly skilled careers, in addition to showcasing the multitude of exciting job opportunities that exist within the sign and visual communication industry. DaNite Sign Company partnered with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the International Sign Association (ISA) to expand awareness of manufacturing and its place in the US economy. The day’s events began with a presentation focusing on the sign development process from beginning thoughts to end product, a tour of the facility, lunch and a concluding question and answer session with Tim McCord, President/Owner of the company. Students from each program were able to identify how each of their programs directly related to the many diverse career opportunities at the DaNite Sign Company. It was a great learning experience for everyone.
Teachers at the South-Western Career Academy Organize a Diversity Club
English teachers Vondra Hoop and Sarah Cordingly this year initiated and organized the South-Western Career Academy's first ever Diversity Club to promote and celebrate the school's diversity. Other teachers involved include Demaris LeBlanc, Kelsey Hodge, and Marie Wenske.
The goal of the club is to forge frienships and celebrate the differences that make us unique. The club meets every other Wednesday after school where students and staff choose a new country each week to celebrate the food, dance, games, and various other attributes of that country. The turn out has been a success and the students have enjoyed their time learning while at the same time making new friends.