Director of Career and Technical Education
Dr. Mark P. Holtzman, Superintendent
Technology Center Office: (412) 664-3664
Technology Center Fax: (412) 664-3784
The McKeesport Area Technology Center serves the youth of the McKeesport School District. Our mission is to provide quality career and technical education programs to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students of all ability levels. This is done through the newly-developed competency-based curriculum.
The Technology Center is intended for those students who wish to prepare for an immediate occupation with increased earning capability following graduation, as well as for those students who may wish to pursue higher education.
The McKeesport Area School District espouses the School-to-Work philosophy which includes both school and work-based components.
THE SCHOOL-BASED COMPONENT involves Programs of Study.Programs of Study incorporate secondary education and post secondary education elements. These elements consist of coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant career and technical content. The series of courses include the opportunity for secondary education students to earn post secondary education credits through articulation agreements which can be found at www.collegetransfer.net . Along with participating post secondary institutions, completion of identified courses could lead to recognized credentials or a certificate at the post secondary level.
THE WORK-BASED COMPONENT includes a variety of job training and internships that are relevant to a career choice. Partnerships are formed between the school district and local business/industry to provide work experiences, mentoring, and instruction in general workplace skills.
THE CONNECTING ACTIVITIES COMPONENT offers community based experiences which count towards the Senior Project.