Each Sylvania career tech student has the unique opportunity to participate in job shadowing, internships, and early job placement positions around the Toledo region. Career Tech students can be found in local businesses, salons, hospitals, engineering firms, and elementary schools building workforce readiness skills and learning firsthand what a career in the field requires. These experiences help students grow into workplace demands.
Nathan Podolsky, also a senior at Southview, has been in the Programming Career Tech program for two years. His favorite part of the program was recently working in a developer called GameSalad which makes prototypes for apps. As a final stage of this project, he was able to play everyone’s game and give/receive critical feedback to improve each project app. Southview is one of only 10% of high schools that have this kind of program, and Podolsky feels it sets him apart in his college applications.
When in Business Tech students participate in an activity called BPA or Business Professionals of America. With this, students are given tangible results through realistic competitions at regional, state, and national competitions.
The Sylvania Career Technical Education program prepares students to be college and career ready through a rigorous academic and technical curriculum all while helping them builds skills to compete in a rapidly changing global society and economy. For more information, please visit http://sylvaniaschools.org/our-school-district/administration/career-tech