KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
January 11, 2022
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.
Katy ISD’s Miller Career Center (MCTC) gives students real-world experiences in specialized career and technology environments. The hands-on training helps students make informed decisions about their future. They develop career-ready skills to better lead them in their post-high school education - in a trade school, college program, or job.
Due to high attendance, Katy ISD’s Miller Career Center will host two open houses to allow students of various grades and their parents to learn more about what this center has to offer.
January 31, 2022
6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
For grades 9-11 and their parents
February 22, 2022
6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
For junior high students and their parents
“MCTC serves as a central site in Katy ISD for specialized CTE courses not offered at a student’s home campus,” says Kelley Kirila, principal of MCTC.
Learn more about the schedule and preview night online.
Enrollment opens January 31 through March 4 online.
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.
The Miller schedule allows students to still be able to participate in extracurriculars at their high schools. For example, students can still participate in sport like football and band, etc.
“Our mission is to develop college and career-ready students through engaging real-world experiences,” says Kirila.
Over 30 courses will be offered at MCTC during the 2022-2023 school year, covering business, industry, public service, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), as well as a new construction trades course.
Serving the Community, Getting Experience
To give students even more experience, some of Miller’s programs offer inexpensive services to the community. Katy residents can find automotive, cosmetology, and veterinarian tech services.
Learn more about these services, current prices, and schedule via email.
For more information on MCTC and enrollment visit their website.