Preston High adding more career, technical options 193

KINGWOOD — Preston High’s career and technical education (CTE) classes have a number of new things in the works, and requests are being made to add classes.

Preston High Principal Steve Plum and Assistant Principal Brenda Layton included the programs in a recent presentation by the PHS Local School Improvement Council to the Preston County Board of Education.

In addition to local students, the programs serve 75 Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy cadets. As previously reported, last year only 80 of PHS’s 1,250 students did not take some form of CTE classes. There are 75 students enrolled in evening classes.

Plum said HVAC training and cosmetology are still being looked into. The stumbling blocks are getting teachers and classroom equipment, he said.

The principal said he also was contacted about providing training for firefighters, EMTs and ambulance personnel.

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