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Manteca may focus on tech career ed
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The Manteca Unified School District has hopes of developing and implementing a Career and Technical Education Pathway program.

Trustees are scheduled to discuss developing and implementing the plan at Tuesday’s school board meeting. The open session begins at 7 p.m. in the Administration Building, 2271 W. Louise Ave.

It wasn’t too long ago that Superintendent Jason Messer took several dignitaries – included were Mick Founts, San Joaquin County Office of Education’s Superintendent of Schools, and Delta College Dean Workforce and Economic Development, Hazel Hill – to identify some of the courses earmarked for pathway.

Included were the following:

• Cougar Administration of Justice Education Program – or CAJE – developed about two years ago at Weston Ranch High, providing students with a chance to look at court reporting, correction, paralegal / legal assistance, social work and forensic science.

• Culinary Arts, Fashion Merchandising, and Interior Design are among the Regional Occupational Program classes offered at Sierra High.

• Manteca High has available Retail, Business, Accounting, Key Boarding and Health Science.

Messer indicated that students could benefit from the pathway program by zeroing in on an occupation, learn about any expected growth, and the requirements – technical training or college education – necessary to achieve that goal.

More information can be obtained by calling the district office at 209-825-3200 or logging on to