Dallas ISD Career Institutes
Dallas ISD Career Institutes


Special to The Dallas Examiner


Dallas ISD is recruiting current eighth graders interested in attending a Career Institute next school year. At a Career Institute, students can develop and grow in-demand skills they need to secure a good-wage job in the near future.

More than 800 current freshmen this school year are enrolled in a Career Institute program. The students are taking the Principles of Construction class at their home campus in preparation for the three dedicated Career Institutes opening August 2020. Starting their sophomore year, students enrolled in the program will spend half the school day at their home campus and half the day at a Career Institute.

“We understand that while some students will enter college directly after high school graduation, other students will need to join the workforce immediately, and still others may need to work while they attend college or pursue postsecondary education,” Dallas ISD Assistant Superintendent Oswaldo Alvarenga said. “This is a career and tech education program that will guide students from concept to hands-on training with instruction by experienced tradesmen with firsthand experience and the contacts to connect students to internships, apprenticeships, and jobs in their industry.”

The free Career Institute Pathways are:

  • Aviation
  • Construction and Carpentry
  • Electrical and Solar Technology
  • Interior Design
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Plumbing and pipefitting
  • Mechatronics/Advanced Manufacturing
  • Cybersecurity

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