James I. Maley Taylor Career and Technical Center

Wherever you want to go, we help you get there.  College, certifications, internship, apprenticeship, technical training and a rewarding career are what we prepare you for - all while you're still in high school.  Career Center Catalog 2016-17


Taylor School District Blog - see all the cool things happening in our district.

Congratulations to Amario Massey, Truman's winner of the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation scholarship - read more about the winners here.  

DECA - the year in review video 


Events in May - (calendar link)

  • 5/25/17 - Last day for seniors
  • 5/29/17 - Memorial Day - no school

Chopping Block - see you next year :)


Student demonstrating robot at Board meeting

Robotics team demonstrating their new robot to the Board of Education.



CTE Honors Society Banquet

The Career Center proudly inducted students into the National Technical Honor Society at a banquet on May 11th at the K of C hall in Taylor.  These students met criteria including a 3.7 Career Center GPA, less than 5 absences, and regular attendance to NTHS meetings.  All students who qualified performed a community service project. 

Students enjoyed the opportunity to dress professionally and be recognized in front of their peers, family, and friends.  Like their families, our staff know that this is a great group of students and are proud of each and every one of them. 

Career Center Honors Banquet - 2017

CTE Advisory Meeting - May 2017

On May 10, 2017, the Taylor Career Center held its Spring Advisory Meeting. The purpose of the Advisory Meeting is to bring CTE instructors together with business, industry, parents, former students, community leaders and secondary institutions. Each CTE program works with their Advisory Team on how to best prepare students to be career ready.

Among our community partners were -

State Representative Erika Geiss
Taylor School District Superintendent, Ben Williams and Assistant Superintendent of Taylor Schools, Dr. Mary Ann Cyr
Taylor School Board Member, Deborah Stellini.

The food for the evening was provided by Chef Ostrowski's Culinary Arts program. 

We are extremely grateful to all our Advisory members for donating their time and expertise. Our next Advisory Meeting will be held in the Spring. If you are interested in joining our team, please contact the office of the Taylor Career Center at 313-295-5757.

CTE Advisory Meeting - May 2017

Career Center - Campus Clean Up Day - April 2017

The 2nd Annual Career Center Campus Clean Up Day was a great success.  NTHS members not only spruced up the grounds but also earned community service hours.  

Career Center - Campus Clean Up - April 2017

Disaster Triage Lab - 2017

On Thursday, April 27th, Mrs. Smith's Nursing Assistant classes applied the first aid skills they've learned to an active disaster drill lab.  The scenario was a gas line explosion in a busy medical clinic. After dividing into "victim" and "responder" teams, the students worked through the process of triage (prioritizing medical care based upon critical injury assessment.)  A third team of students acted as the moulage and staging team, applying makeup and prosthetic injuries to lend realism to the activity. The "responders"  assessed their "patients" and identified their status ranging from healthy and uninjured to deceased.  After assessing, triage and treating; the class gathered to review their findings and collaborate on what they learned. 

Disaster Triage Lab - 2017

DECA - Rotary Presentation 2017

Yesterday six of our DECA students presented to the Taylor Rotary Club at the Lakes of Taylor about our food pantry and an event we are trying to raise money for. We are trying to raise $2800.00 so we can host a Kids Against Hunger event for the city of Taylor in September. If you know of any other businesses or clubs that would be willing to donate towards this goal please let us know and we will present to them. 

Carly Lundgren-Barnard
Truman High School
Marketing Department Head
DECA and class of 2019 advisor
School store operator

DECA - Rotary Presentation 2017