High School Programs Prepare Students for Careers

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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.

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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.”