Career & Technical Education
It is our goal to enhance the career opportunities of our students by providing a safe and secure environment in which instruction and experience will challenge the heart and intrigue the mind of every individual that attends our Tech Center.
Professional Student of the Month
November: Patrick Slowinski Patrick Slowinski November 2018 Professional Student of the Month Patrick is the son of Tammy Lauria and Gary Slowinski. He is a senior at Whittemore-Prescott High School. Patrick is a first year student in the Automotive Technology program. The year started off learning the basics of shop, tool and equipment safety then basic automotive tasks. Safety is a huge priority in Auto. The Automotive program is an ASE certified training facility so tasks are done at or about industry standards. Currently Patrick has covered a fair amount of the 175 tasks but the year is far from over and while he may have done quite a few things, it will take lots of perfect practice to get “good” at fixing cars. Patrick has already gained National certifications from S/P2, Valvoline and AllData but is gearing up for his first attempt to pass at least one of the nine possible ASE certifications at IRESA and then a tire certification after the new year. Speaking of the new year, Patrick and his classmates are looking forward to field trips, competitions and a newly formed auto club where they will be restoring a 1966 Mustang; but that’s after the Holidays. For now, he’s focused on completing more shop assignments, studying for auto exams and practicing for auto hands-on exams. He’s really likely to have the fastest tire time in all the classes without any penalties.
October: Tyler Stockford Tyler is the son of Tim and Sandra Stockford and is a senior at Hale Area High School. He is an outstanding student. He has participated in the Power Mechanics program for three years. He exemplifies all of the qualities the Tech Center teaches its students. His attendance has been exceptionally good and he received an attendance award last school year because of it. Tyler also excels academically. He ended the first quarter with an “A” and has shown academic growth in each unit. He uses his skills to diagnose and repair engines of every size and shape. Tyler also helps first and second year students with their engines and always is willing to help anyone with anything.
September: Richelle Johnson Richelle is the granddaughter of Amy Miller and is a senior at Whittemore-Prescott Area High School. She is a second year student in the Health Science Program. Richelle continues to be a professional, mature role model for her fellow classmates and is always willing to help others. She is very personable, responsible and full of energy. Like last year, she excels academically. She is CEO of the Health Science class and is a member of the Student Leadership Team. She organizes and runs the blood drives very efficiently. This year she will be going to worksite for audiology and medical assisting. She is also enrolling in Baker College for dual enrollment through the Health Science program. She is an all-around outstanding student! She is also very active at her high school and participates in cheerleading, bowling, drama, FCCLA a community service group, SADD--students against destructive decisions, and YAC.