KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
January 18, 2023
By Natalie Cook Clark
Katy students have the opportunity to get hands-on experiences in a wide range of career services at the Miller Career Center. Two upcoming open houses give prospective students and parents the opportunity to learn about programs ahead of the application deadline.
The two open houses offer opportunities for current high school and junior high students to explore the opportunities offered.
Specialized Career and Technology Programs
“Interest in career and technical education continues to grow at Katy ISD,” says Kelley Kirila, Principal at Miller Career & Technology Center. The innovative courses at MCTC are available to juniors and seniors, and they provide students the opportunity to explore and gain exposure to potential post-secondary options or career experiences.”
Over 30 courses will be offered at MCTC during the 2023-2024 school year, covering business and industry, public service and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Enrollment will open Friday, January 20 and close on Friday, March 3, 2023.
Why Junior High Students Should Consider Future Course Opportunities Now
“We encourage students to begin exploring course opportunities in junior high, so they are more prepared as 8th graders to select an endorsement for high school,” says Kirila. “Additionally, certain upper-level courses require students complete prerequisite courses beforehand in 9th and 10th grade.”
Two preview nights are available for students and their parents at MTCT (1734 Katyland Drive)
Preview Night for Grades 9-11
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Preview Night for Grades 6-8
Monday, January 30, 2023
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Students Still Keep Home Campus
The programs at Miller Career Center are available for juniors and seniors. Interested students apply during their sophomore year; there is a 90% or greater acceptance rate for those who apply. Once enrolled, the students still keep their home campus, but travel to Miller for two periods. There are morning and afternoon sessions, with lunch periods remaining at the students' home campus.
Participating students still can participate in extracurriculars at home campuses such as football, band, drill team and more.
Many Programs Offer Community Opportunities
Community members should also know that many student programs at MCTC offer benefits and services to the community as students get hands-on and real-world experiences. Katy residents can find adorable services and contribute to helping students learn.
The Vet Med program students and staff offer a community dog wash on Fridays. Dog owners can select morning or afternoon appointments and have their dogs pampered by a variety of packages ranging from $15-$25. For more information or to book an appointment call 281-237-1589 or email MCTCGrooming@katyisd.org.
The Spa operated by the Cosmetology students and the Garage run by the Automotive student also offer services open to the community. Call MTCT for information and appointments at 281-237-6300.
Old Town Bistro is operated by the Culinary students and staff and provides a delicious and fun dining and catering experience for the community. They are open Wednesdays and Thursdays for dine-in. Call for details, menu options and upcoming catering specials at 281-237-7580
The Garage run by our Automotive program students and staff, The Salon run by our Cosmetology students and staff, Old Town Bistro run by our Culinary Arts students and staff, and The Dog Wash run by our Vet Med students and staff.
Learn More About MCTC
Learn more about opportunities and programs at Katy ISD’s Miller Career and Technology Center at their website.
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