Vocational training is one important way of contributing toward the cultivation of the many different talents. For those enrolled, whether the students be secondary, adult, or post-secondary, the opportunity is available to prepare for the world of work. Vocational education at the Kennett Career and Technology Center is perhaps best summarized in the motto, "Prepare Today for Tomorrow's Pay."
Terry D. Bruce
AUTO COLLISION REPAIR TECHNOLOGY:
Auto Collision Repair is designed to tech students the basic fundamentals of repairing vehicles to "pre-accident". A main objective of the course is to prepare students for the work force. Students will learn skills relating to vehicle surface preparations and final finishes. Repair estimation, detailing, and customer relations are all integral parts of this course.
Vehicles manufactured for today's market require more trained service technicians than ever before. Technicians will have to be better trained and more competent to work on automobiles of today. Students will be taught theory and application along with hands-on repair of engines, brakes, electrical systems, power trains, air conditioning and suspension systems. Training simulators are used frequently in the classroom to teach fuel injection, anti lock brakes, and electronic ignition systems.
Most of us fail to realize the full impact printed materials have on our every day lives: paper money, credit cards, textbooks, newspapers, etc. Upon successful completion of Graphic Communications/Printing students will be prepared for entry level positions in the printing industry. Students will have the opportunity to design and print their own personal projects. Students will earn recognition for their work by teachers, students, and the community by utilizing hands-on practice while designing and printing products such as play, music, and athletic programs.
Health Occupations is designed as an exploratory course for seniors, providing insight into the many opportunities that are available in the health field. in addition to extensive classroom instruction, students will gain clinical experience in several health service occupations. Students are given the option to complete the necessary requirements to be certified as a nursing assistant.
Industrial Electronics is a field that is expanding an unsurpassable rate. Modern technology is heavily dependent on individuals who possess a knowledge electronics and its application. Students will learn the basic application and theory of electronics and learn to apply that knowledge to troubleshoot in different types of equipment controlled by electrical applications. A background in mathematics is very important for students wishing to enter this field of study.
Marketing education is designed to prepare motivated people for marketing careers. The curriculum includes marketing in our economy, understanding the consumer, developing products and pricing, wholesaling, retailing, selling and advertising. Students are employed in the business community to receive on the job training. Credit is giving for both the class instruction and the supervised work experience..
When you graduate from high school, do you want to be marketable for an entry-level job in the business field? Do you want to work at an area business while still in high school? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, then office technology is the class for you. Office Technology offers the type of training that will equip students to meet today's job qualifications and to be successful in becoming gainfully employed. The use of computers, transcription machines, calculators, etc., as well as simulating work in an office are just a few areas studied throughout the program. Personal keyboarding/Computer Applications 1 required.
Students have an inherent right to an individual education in accord with their mental and physical qualifications. The objectives of this education are the personal development of mind, body, and character; and the desire for self-support and effective citizenship.
Classes that are available to post-secondary students on a tuition basis. Length of program duration could be shorted by attending class for a full day. Financial aid is available in most programs for students who qualify. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Area Vocational Technical School.
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A vocational guidance/placement program is in place to help students better understand their individual interests, needs, and abilities. Students should feel free to consult the guidance/placement coordinator in matters such as course selection, vocational goals, and career preparation.
The placement program is engaged in providing job seeking services to students completing their vocational training as well as those who terminate their training prior to completion. A qualify placement program enables the student to make a smooth transition from the classroom the the world of work.
Kennett Career & Technology Center
1400 West Washington
Kennett , Missouri 63857
|Terry D. Bruce
||Secretary, Practical Nurse Program
|Mary Beth Carter
||Auto Collision Repair
SKILLS USA-VOCATIONAL INDUSTRIAL CLUBS OF AMERICA:
The Vocational Industrial Clubs of America is a national organization for youth who are enrolled in vocational industrial industrial education programs. The goal of VICA is to help students who have interests in the Trade, Industrial, or Health fields to become happy, mature productive citizens.
Through club activities planned, initiated, and conducted by members, VICA develops the "whole" student, social and leadership abilities as well as skills.
VICA prepares youth for life. It brings together young men and women who share common interests for an exchange of ideas, a discussion of problems and the opportunity to work toward common purposes. VICA offers prestige and recognition through a national program of awards and contests. It broadens perspectives through interclub and interstate activities. It offers co curricular activities that make education and training more meaningful.
Any Student enrolled in Trade, Industrial, Technical, or Heath Education classes may become a member of VICA. Membership in VICA is voluntary.
FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA:
Future Business Leaders of America is the organization for all high school students participating in business and office programs. The plan of organization includes local chapters, state chapters, and the FBLA National organization. The purpose of the organization is to.
"...provide, as an integral part of the instructional program, additional opportunities for secondary students in business and office education to develop vocational and career supportive competencies and to promote civic and personal responsibility."
The Kennett Chapter No. 1432, a member of District 16 of the state organization, was established in 1956. Membership is open to students enrolled in business classes grades 10-12. The chapter is self-supportive by local money making projects and meets once a month. Annual activities include participation in competitive events in the distract, state and national levels. Students have the opportunity to participate in areas of accounting, keyboarding, shorthand, job interview, Mr. and Mrs. Future Business Leader, job description manual, poster, and word processing. On the local level the club takes field trips, invites guest speakers to regular meetings, and participates in a variety of school and community projects.
DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCATION CLUBS OF AMERICA:
The Distributive Education Clubs of America is a co Curricular national youth organization with many local chapters in each state. DECA is a vital part of the Marketing program. By design, the club's aims are to develop future leaders in marketing and distribution, to provide incentives and recognition for Marketing students, and to build stats in public schools for careers in marketing and distribution.
The four basic purposes of DECA are; to develop leadership ability, to develop social intelligence, and to develop vocational competency, and to develop civic consciousness.
Some highlights of the state's DECA activities that the kennett chapter regularly participate in are the competitive events at district and state levels and the election of local, district, and state officers.
In addition to the competitive events, the Kennett Chapter initiates student directed activities of their own. These include; employer - employee banquet, sales projects, socials, special meetings with guest speakers, and field trips.