Welcome to Skilled and Technical Sciences!
Skilled and Technical Sciences (STS) consists of four career clusters: Architecture and Construction; Energy and Engineering; Manufacturing; and Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics. Through hands-on learning, STS classrooms and labs prepare students with the knowledge and skills that are desperately needed to advance to postsecondary education and/or to enter in to business and industry. Students have the opportunity to showcase their leadership and technical skills in SkillsUSA, a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO), as well as learn the importance of community service. Many of the top 10 High Skill, High Wage, High Demand (H3) jobs depend on workers from the STS career field.
The Four Pillars identify the knowledge and skills needed to make students employable.
- Contextual Academics is the practice of teaching academic content and theories in the
context how they are used. Teaching with real-life examples.
- Technical Skills Based on National Standards refers to teaching skills that are based on the
needs of business and industry.
- Employability Skills are the personal skills that a student must possess to get and keep a job.
- Safety Training and Practice needs to be at the forefront of the student mindset and used at