Wood River High School Professional Technical Education
The Wood River High School Professional Technical Education
Program supports learning, achievement and growth by offering
students vocational programs for their personal and
professional success -- in high school, higher education, and throughout their careers.
Accreditation and Affiliation
River High School Professional Technical Education Program offers
two- to three-year comprehensive enrollment programs.
Tech-Prep Credits for these programs are provided by the
College of Southern Idaho.
Professional Technical Education Programs
Curriculum and Career Focus
The career technical focus for
Professional Technical Education is determined by an
analysis of the local labor market, with an eye toward fields
that are growing and healthy, that offer jobs with career
"ladders," and that have companies willing to support the
program. The integration of a standards-based programs and
career-technical curriculum is a key ingredient.
Technical Writing/Journalism is required for the Professional
Technical Education classes to
fulfill the demand of project-based learning, with a focus on
developing professional communication skills. Other genres of
writing include: memos, business letters, resumes, proposals,
instructions, abstracts, etc.
Community/Business Involvement and Program Advisory Committees
Each Professional Technical Education Program has a partnership with employers. Employer representatives:
- Serve on a Professional Technical Education Steering Committee that oversees the
- Help to guide curriculum.
- Provide guest speakers for Professional Technical Education classes.
- Host field trips to give students a perspective of the
- Provide mentors who serve as career-related role models and
personal points of contact in the field of training.
- Provide summer jobs, job shadows, and part-time school-year jobs.