Career & Technical Education
The Career & Technical Education (CTE) program offers students enrolled in Newton Public Schools opportunities to explore and develop vocational and technical competency skills in a variety of career & technical fields. Students will prepare for 21st-century careers and citizenship by learning how to think critically, problem solve, collaborate in teams, develop leadership skills, build effective oral and written communication skills, learn how to access, analyze, and synthesize information, and become innovative thinkers and designers. They will have the opportunity to explore career options and to develop an individual Career Plan designed to help them learn how to make informed choices now and for their future. Through a comprehensive sequencing of technical and academic courses, students will develop a solid foundation of knowledge and skills which is essential for a smooth transition into post-secondary education and the world of work. Upon graduation, students will be prepared and ready to pursue post-secondary education in two, or four-year colleges, vocational technical training institutes, apprenticeships, and enter the workplace.The Career /Vocational Technical Education programs are approved by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in accordance withMassachusetts General Laws, Chapter 74 RegulationsCareer &Technology Education (CTE) Programs and StaffAutomotive Technology: Mark Lutz (teacher) & Art Kadehjian (teaching assistant)Carpentry: Garrett Tingle (teacher) & Ed Ellis (teacher assistant)Culinary Arts: Lisa McKinney (teacher), Alexis Lugbauer (teacher), & Lisa Marzilli (teaching assistant)Design & Visual Communications: Sue Brooks (teacher)Drafting: Andrea Shurtleff (teacher)Early Education & Care: Michelle Ramsdell (teacher)Graphic Communications: Thomas Donnellan (teacher) & Stephanie Mamis (teaching assistant)TV Media Arts: Scott Dunlop (teacher) & Amanda Mazzola (teaching assistant)Business Technology & EducationBusiness: Robert Kane (teacher), Ellen Novinsky (teacher)Engineering TechnologyEngineering: Scott Rosenhahn (teacher), Malinda Tupper (teacher)
High School students interested in the CTE programs enroll in the Exploratory Program as a prerequisite to the high quality technical instruction available in the Majors - read description of Exploratory Program and Majors.Additional experiential learning opportunities include internships and cooperative education workplace experiences.