High School Programs Prepare Students for Careers


Junior Lucas Brown cuts aluminum ground stock.

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) program at Silverton High School is helping students explore skills and career opportunities hands-on. From mechanics and construction to agricultural science, the Silver Foxes have access to state-of-the-art learning facilities.


Senior Ben Zollinger makes a tailgate for a trailer he has built while learning welding skills.

“I like this class because I get to learn how to weld and use all of these tool in Woodshop as part of a career,” said Jacob Jones, an SHS freshman interested in exploring a career as a mechanical technician.

Principal Mark Hannan says that the new high school CTE facilities have created a positive learning environment for students.

“This is a building that we all take pride in and our students deserve it,” said Hannan, a third generation SHS alumnus himself. “Having 21st century facilities makes sense for the kind of students that walk these halls. It sends a strong message about school pride and academic priority and it reminds us how lucky we are to have so much parent and community support.”