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Katy Independent School District

2014

​Miller Career & Technology Center (MCTC)
Second Floor Build Out and First Floor Renovation

 

Project Scope of Work


MCTC Shell Space Build‐out (40,000 SF) to Support Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program Sequences, including first floor renovations to support program and operational needs.


Background and Justification

This mission of Katy ISD Career and Technical Education is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a global economy; aligned with the school district’s mission to provide unparalleled learning experiences designed to prepare and inspire. In partnership with Miller Career & Technology Center, our goal is to provide every graduating senior an opportunity to earn rigorous workplace certifications that will enhance their career success with the technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in higher education as well as an undefined global workplace. Career and technical education offers programs and courses that align with the post ‐secondary education and to national and industry standards to prepare students to be college and career ready.

The Miller Career and Technology Center build out will include program areas: Manufacturing Engineering; Allied Health; Dental and expansion of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy.

  • The proposed CTE programs support the requirements of House Bill 5 in that the program areas provide a sequence of courses within one of the five endorsement areas; specifically the STEM, Business and Industry, and Public Services endorsement areas.

  • The proposed CTE programs support the needs of the Katy workforce. The top four Katy Area industries are Service, 12%; Construction, 12%, Manufacturing, 25%; and Retail 25%. Supporting companies such as BP North America, Conoco/Phillips, Wood Group - Mustang Engineering, Shell Oil, Igloo Products, Weatherford, and Memorial Hermann just to name a few.

  • The design of the second floor design allows for a flexible learning environment conducive for student and teacher collaboration and problem
    ‐solving.

  • All lab spaces will enhance the student learning experience by providing hands‐on learning, putting theory in practice on equipment that mirror that found in industry.

  • The proposed CTE programs will provide students the opportunity for work‐based learning experiences within our community as well as the opportunity to sit for an industry credential that is directly aligned with industry. The aligned credentials serve as a validation of the students’ knowledge and skill set as they exit the program, providing them a higher entry point into the industry. 

Career and Technical Education’s curriculum reinforces academic content; integrating science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts. Activities and resources are embedded with workplace competencies that are essential in all 21st  century career pathways. CTE students are offered opportunities to apply their learning and transfer their core knowledge and skills across the curriculum through problem ‐ and project‐based learning activities. Skill sets are validated through the use of industry credentialing to provide authentic applications. CTE students participate in their learning through a variety of methods such as contextual teaching and learning and applied academics, adding relevancy to rigorous coursework. The Katy ISD CTE curriculum answers the age ‐old question, “Why do I have to learn this?”

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