Career & Technical Education

The Career & Technical Education Department is committed to offering all students opportunities for meaningful career-based learning experiences within the confines of a comprehensive high school setting. The roots of this department can be traced to the early 1960s where terms such as Shop Class and Home Economics were common. H-F’s current Career & Technical Education course offerings reflect the economic and educational landscape of the 21st century, encompassing the study of technologies and related sciences, as well as the acquisition of practical skills, attitudes and knowledge relating to occupations in various sectors of economic and social life. As an integral part of H-F’s comprehensive education program, Career & Technical Education constitutes:

  • Academic subject matter taught with relevance to the real world
  • Employability skills related to the workplace
  • Education pathways that help students explore career interests



As you review our course offerings, please note that our curriculum is classified in four separate disciplines: Business & Technology; Industrial Technology; Family & Consumer Sciences and Engineering. Our Career Internship Program provides employment opportunities and early-release options for seniors. This opportunity is the capstone course for all four of our disciplines and links the classroom with the workplace, completing the training sequence for each of our programs.

Director of Career Pathways & Workforce Development:


Department Secretary:
 Heather Jordan 708-799-3000, ext. 5337


Business & Technology Teachers:

Industrial Technology Teachers:

Family & Consumer Science Teachers:

Engineering Teachers