SHHS Career and Technical Programs: The Career and Technical Education component of the South Hadley Public Schools provides secondary students of South Hadley with an educational complement. Students who select Career and Technical Education will graduate with a solid academic preparation along with advanced technical skills necessary for acceptance to a post-secondary institution.
Carpentry: The carpentry program is based on proven local methods, “green” technology, OSHA regulations and the Massachusetts State building codes. Student instruction begins with basic competencies such as shop safety, basic layout, hand tool identification, proper usage, care and maintenance. Students will progress from introductory knowledge of shop safety and basic woodworking with small projects such as common wood joints, to working with portable and stationary power tools to residential home construction – concrete from work to finish.
Culinary: The Culinary Program is designed to provide students with training for a successful career in the food service industry. As one of the fastest growing service areas, students are trained for entry-level employment.
Vocational and Technical Off-Site Programs: Students who wish to apply to Technical and Vocational Applications students held outside of South Hadley High School will need to turn in applications to their School Counselor. The deadline for these applications is March 1st.
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