Mercer County Technical Schools’ mission is to produce a community of inspired, compassionate learners who are knowledgeable, and skilled and possess the competencies that will prepare them for success in an ever-changing technological world. We provide our students with educational opportunities in preparing for careers in business and industry while emphasizing a culture of personal attention that focuses on the individual learner. Our goal is to foster a school climate that emphasizes the importance of the teaching-learning process and provides youth and adults the opportunities to maximize their potential, reflect and offer solutions to challenges posed by society.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an educational option that provides learners the opportunity to earn industry-valued credentials, college credit, and workplace experiences incorporating a rigorous academic core coupled with a high-level technical curriculum. 70% of CTE students attend post-secondary education. CTE students have a 93% graduation rate compared to the national average of 80%. A CTE student will make twice as much money as a student with a high school diploma.
Our business partners give our students work-based learning, including career exploration opportunities such as career preparation and career training. We create an environment to let our students succeed in work-based learning and propel their careers.
Our students earn college credit while still in high school and gain practical skills for life or any career. Articulation Agreements with The Art Institute of Philadelphia, The Culinary Institute of America, Mercer County Community College, and other schools allow students to earn valuable college credit upon the successful completion of high school classes.