For more than a century, the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pennsylvania, has provided free academic opportunities to underprivileged students from across the United States. Milton Hershey School (MHS) caters to the needs of a diverse student body through a variety of general and specialized education programs, including the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program.
The MHS CTE program provides students with an opportunity to learn about and engage with a specific profession or industry. Once a student has settled on a desirable career path, individuals can choose to receive personalized career counseling as they begin working towards their dream job. While MHS firmly believes in preparing students for success in the professional world, the school also supports studies that indicate children with a career concentration perform better in all aspects of high school.
A few of the career concentrations available to students as part of the CTE program include electronic media and journalism, engineering and design, health science, and graphic communications technologies. Between 2012 and 2016, 100 percent of the MHS student body achieved at least one industry-recognized certification through the program.
More information about CTE opportunities at MHS are available at mhskids.org.