Career and Technical Education (CTE)


Program Mission

To design innovative career and technical education programs in order to develop academic and technical expertise, as well as leadership and marketable skills with students in preparation for the challenges of post-secondary education and a globally competitive workforce. 

Program Overview

Mineola ISD’s Career & Technical Education Program (CTE) exists to serve all students by helping them discover their own unique strengths and interests. Students are exposed to a unique combination of classroom instruction and placements in technical work environments where they can acquire new information, concepts, techniques and procedures related to their specific career interests.

Mineola’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs of Study are committed to providing rigorous instruction that integrates academics in relevant and innovative ways to keep students interested and excited about their educational goals. CTE programs are designed to prepare students with high-quality training and opportunities to continue on to institutions of higher learning and for workforce employment.

Program Goals

  1. To help students (and their parents) make wise education choices, based on the belief that schools should combine rigorous academics with relevant career education so that students see the “usefulness” of what they are learning,

  2. For each program of study, MISD will strive to provide students with as many opportunities as possible to earn college credit through local and/or state articulation agreements and dual credit courses,

  3. To develop and embrace partnerships with local businesses to provide students with advice and offer opportunities to participate in work-based learning partnerships and job shadowing experiences.

  4. To provide opportunities for students to earn state and national industry standard certification licenses, where appropriate,

  5. Curriculum will be based both on industry accepted standards and best practices,

  6. Students will be instructed in the essential skills of job application, dependability, promptness, initiative, loyalty, honesty, integrity, responsibility, and the ability to work and get along with others.

Partnership/Intern Program Participants

Program Certifications


  • OSHA 30


  • ASE-Automotive Service Excellence


  • Educational Aide I

  • OSHA 30


  • NCCR HVAC Level I

  • OSHA 30


  • OSHA 30

  • AHA Basic Life Support CPR/First Aid

  • Stop the Bleed

  • Certified Patient Care Technician

  • Certified Medical Assisting

  • Certified Phlebotomy and EKG Tech


  • OSHA 30

  • NCCR Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Level l

  • Certified Production Assistant


  • Adobe Suite Certification

  • Microsoft Office Suite Certification


  • Waste Water Collections

  • Water Operators Certification

  • Floral Design Certification

  • Beef Quality Assurance Certification

  • Certified Veterinarian Assistant

  • OSHA 30


  • AWS-American Welding Society

  • AWS D1.1 Structural Steel

  • AWS D9.1 Sheet Metal Welding

  • OSHA 30

CTE Program Contacts

David Sauer

Assistant Superintendent and CTE Director


Melisia Foster

CTE Coordinator/ MHS Assistant Principal


Rachael Wernecke

MHS Counselor