High school students who are currently enrolled in grades nine through 11 can now apply for the Construction or Mechatronics academies offered at West Technical Education Center (West Tech).
The construction academy provides training in carpentry, electrical, plumbing and air conditioning. The mechatronics academy allows students to gain technical skills in automation technology and apply those skills to manufacturing, engineering and robotics.
Additionally, adults and students age 16 or older who have officially withdrawn from school can also attend West Tech for GED test readiness, ESOL and workforce development classes. Evening classes in welding, electrical, HVAC and construction are also available.
High school students enrolled in West Tech will attend their assigned high school for their core curriculum and then attend intensive and focused career preparation in 100-minute blocks during the school day, allowing the students to participate in athletics and other after-school activities at their assigned schools. Transportation from the schools to West Tech is available.
High school students must meet specific academic and disciplinary criterion to be considered. The academies ready students to sit for the industry certification associated with their field of study.
Applications can be submitted to West Tech between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
For more information, call West Tech at (561) 829-4620.