Career and Technical Education (CTE) develops and supports career-themed curriculum, work-based learning, and community partnerships to prepare students for college and careers in the 21st century.
- project-based, problem-solving teaching and learning;
- 21st-century technology in classrooms;
- programs of study in high-wage, high-demand, or high-skill fields;
- workforce, community, and post-secondary collaborations;
- workplace learning connected to classroom instruction; and
- continual professional development for teacher effectiveness and content expertise.
JMAC offers the following CTE programs:
|Culinary Arts Program
Through a partnership with the Bartolotta Restaurants, SURG Restaurant Group, Hospitality Democracy, the Wisconsin Restaurant Association and many others throughout the community, chef mentors will join certified teachers in a newly-renovated kitchen to guide JMAC juniors and seniors through the two-year, nationally-recognized ProStart® culinary arts program. At the end of the program, students will be prepared to directly enter the workforce as trained chefs or attend college for further training.
|Fire Cadet and EMT Program
Students at JMAC have the opportunity to join the Milwaukee Fire Cadet Program. Students join a cohort and spend two years working towards a career in the fire department. Fire Cadets, while still in high school, begin work towards an associate degree by completing college credits while maintaining a minimum 2.0 GPA in their high school classes. At the end of the program, after completing and passing training, students will be ready to join the fire department as full time EMT employees. Tuition reimbursement is available.
|Police Explorer Program
JMAC students can also decide to participate in the Police Explorer Program. It is a program designed for students 14-18 years of age who are interested in Law Enforcement Careers. The Explorer program helps build understanding, provides role models, and helps to develop young people interested in law enforcement careers through training and hands-on programs. Students at JMAC will work with the District Four police department to complete the program.
|National Academy Foundation: Academy of Health Science
The NAF Academy of Health Science connects high school students interested in pursuing health-related degrees and professions in healthcare, one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy. The curriculum covers an introduction to healthcare careers, foundations in healthcare, and partners with Project-Lead-the-Way science courses such as Biomedical Science, Human Body Systems, and Medical Interventions.
|National Academy Foundation: Academy of Finance
The NAF Academy of Finance connects high school students with the world of financial services and personal finance, offering a curriculum that covers banking and credit, financial planning, global finance, securities, insurance, accounting, and economics.