Career & Technical Education

 

Keith P. Segalla

Executive Director
Career Vocational and Technical Education

Mission Statement:

Quincy Public Schools Career Vocational and Technical Education emphasizes an education with academic rigor, technical proficiency, and civic obligation. Our community fosters respect for individual and cultural diversity while our curriculum and programs provide a comprehensive education, which opens multiple career paths. Whether students intend to pursue a college education, employment, trades, or military service, Quincy Public Schools Career Vocational and Technical Education provides programs to facilitate their success. Graduates of Quincy Public Schools Career Vocational and Technical Education will be skilled and contributing members of our 21st century global community.

Director’s Message:

Quincy Public Schools Career Vocational & Technical Education Program provides practical instruction and valuable intellectual content alongside academics. North Quincy and Quincy High School foster a stimulating environment where traditional programs exist side-by-side with cutting-edge 21st Century competency-based career pathways, including: Automotive Technology, Business Technology, Carpentry Technology, Culinary Arts, Design and Visual Communications, Early Education and Care, Electrical Technology, Engineering Technology, Fashion Technology, Film and Television Production, Health Care Technology, Information Support and Networking Services, Legal and Protective Services, Metal Fabrication and Joining Technologies, and Plumbing Technology. Our Career Vocational & Technical Education programs are industry certified, have strong business partnerships and a variety of post-secondary initiatives, including Articulation Agreements and Dual Enrollment. We encourage our students to take an active role in their own education. It is our hope to send our students to the world of work and post-secondary education with the necessary skills and knowledge for long-term success. CVTE students and staff have opportunities to explore current industry trends in collaboration with our business partners, Quincy’s CVTE General Advisory and Program Advisory Teams. Through this collaboration, our competencies and technical vocational teaching areas are guaranteed to be industry specific and meet industry standards. Quincy Public Schools CVTE staff members are trained, experienced, and state-certified in the career field they teach. Quincy’s CVTE teachers deliver instruction in safety and health, technical, and embedded academics related to their subject matter, as well as employability and career readiness, management and entrepreneurship, and technological skills required for workplace success. Quincy Public Schools Career Vocational & Technical Education offers multiple educational resources for CVTE students, including both school-based and work-based learning opportunities, including, seminars, clubs, internships, job-shadowing, clinical placements, community service learning, and employment experiences, which are available to all students. These educational resources open doors to careers, colleges, and the future. Quincy Public Schools Career Vocational & Technical Education students are provided with a variety of additional curriculum enhancements and educational opportunities, which take place primarily beyond the school day. These programs compliment the regular school day. Programs include: Future Chefs of America, SkillsUSA, Read Across America Week ~ Dr. Seuss Birthday Literacy Initiative, Credit for Life Fair, annual Fashion Show, Innovative Engineers Presentations, Student Police Academy, Classic Auto Show, Women in the Trades Summit, Health and Wellness Fair, Construction Expo, QPS Robotics, Community Service, and Business National Honor Society.

 

Improvement Plan:

Career and Technical Education Program Improvement Plan 2018-2019

Additional Links and Resources:

Career & Technical Education Website