The William S. Hart Union High School District showcased its Career Technical Education program at Castaic High School on Thursday, allowing its students to demonstrate the things they’ve learned to attendees in a hands-on and interactive way.
The event also coincided with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new welding center, which was built in collaboration with College of the Canyons.
In attendance were Mike Kuhlman, superintendent of the Hart District, Joe Messina, Trustee Area No. 5 representative, Omar Torres, assistant superintendent and Vice President of COC, and Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita), as well as many other prominent members of the community.
CTE as a whole is 27 different programs that are designed to give students a pathway to whichever career or interest they have by providing them with hands-on training with industry-standard equipment, as well as the skills and knowledge to land a job in their field.
Some of these programs include health science and medical technology, arts, media and entertainment, business and finance and engineering and architecture.
Kuhlman said CTE is just one of the ways the district aims to make students “opportunity ready,” meaning that it aims to prepare its students for whichever decision they make.