The Technology Education Program prepares all students for careers as well as continuing education in areas, such as: management, industry, engineering, technical services and construction. Students develop critical thinking, effective communication and team building skills for a rapidly changing technological world. Students engage in academic and technical skills in an interdisciplinary, application based environment. Through practice and application, students incorporate values and ethics acceptable to society and the world of work. The Technology Education Program follows recommendations as set forth by the U.S. Secretary of Labor's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS), Illinois State Goals, South Suburban Career Development System (CDS), American Vocational Association and Illinois Industrial Technology Education Association.
1. Understand the concepts and principles that affect the aesthetic values of workmanship and quality.
2. Understand the interrelationship of communication skills needed for successful employment.
3. Know how to interact and assume responsibilities of productive citizenship.
4. Understand the social, economics, environmental implications and applications of technology.
5. Use a variety of technological resources to enhance employability and the quality of life.
6. Know how ethical judgments about technology affect social issues.
7. Understand how choices relate to a safe and healthy life-style.
8. Know appropriate work habits that relate to the world of work.
9. Understand the relationships of individual characteristics, career opportunities and the need for life long learning in a changing work environment.