La Porte Career and Technical Education
- Ag Science
- Audio Visual / LPTV
- Automotive Collision
- Automotive Technology
- Business / Marketing
- Child Development
- Construction Management
- Health Science
- Technical Applications / Animation
- Year Book
Introduction to Culinary Arts will emphasize the principles of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling the management of a variety of food service operations. The course will provide insight into the operation of a well-run restaurant. Introduction to Culinary Arts will provide insight into food production skills, various levels of industry management, and hospitality skills. This is an entry level course for students interested in pursuing a career in the food service industry. This course is offered as a classroom and laboratory-based course.
Culinary Arts begins with the fundamentals and principles of the art of cooking and the science of baking and includes management and production skills and techniques. Students can pursue a national sanitation certification or other appropriate industry certifications.
Computer Software Engineer, Database Administrator, Statistician, Architectural Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Chemist
With a 2-Year College Degree:
Communications Technologist, Data Analyst Technician, CAD Operator, Industrial Engineer Technician, Laboratory Technician, Nuclear Technician, Research Technician
I believe that every student can learn, regardless of ethnicity, learning disability, emotional or behavior problems, or the economic situation of the family.
My teaching philosophy is drawn from many different experiences in many different ways. I believe that well-rounded, honest, and strong people make the best engineers. My focus in the classroom is first on building meaningful relationships, then equipping students with the tools they need to be successful in any endeavor. I also believe in accepting unwanted outcomes. Without these setbacks and trying again, we have no idea where our weaknesses are, and are not able to grow. So I encourage students to take risks in the material and then learn and try again. It is vitally important to our success both in the classroom and in everything we do that we constantly exercise our whole being as a well-rounded person so that we may become truly who we were intended to be.
I believe wholeheartedly that every student can be successful in the Project Lead the Way curriculum with the proper motivation and encouragement. Students in my classes will be challenged to think in ways that force them out of their comfort zone. They will be asked to create solutions to problems that often have a multitude of correct answers, just as they will have to do in the 'real world'. This is uncomfortable for many students as they are accustomed to always having the 'right' answer in their scholastic endeavors.
My role will be both that of educator and facilitator to self-discovery. I guide my students as they conquer the angst associated with confronting unique situations and develop strategies which will help them to make observations and decipher results to future, job-related scenarios. This is key to each student's academic development as most of the problems of tomorrow do not even exist, let alone have an answer.
Engineering is the creative process and methods of finding solutions to problems. We will utilize knowledge of mathematics, algebra, physics, chemistry, english, art, music, etc. to solve these problems. Here at Laporte High School engineering is rigorous, and extremely rewarding. You will be expected to complete all assignments on time, and come to class prepared to learn.
You and your parents are encouraged to contact me (Mr. Ruley) with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have throughout the year as well as keeping current with what's going on from week to week .
It is vitally important to your success in engineering that you check these pages DAILY. All homework, projects, test, and announcements will be posted a minimum of every two days.
In the coming years, the United States will see a significant number of skilled welders reach retirement age, leaving many industries in need of highly trained professionals to replace them.
The United States will need 400,000 welders to fill jobs by 2025, according to the American Welding Society. This means opportunities for newly trained welders to enter the job market.
What Is Welding?
A weld is a permanent bond formed between two or more metal parts. A proper weld uses an exact and predetermined degree of heat to properly melt and fuse a particular type of metal.
An accomplished welder is one who knows how to use different welding techniques for different purposes, or who is highly specialized in one type of welding. Experienced welders are sought after by many manufacturing industries, from aerospace to the Navy.
For example, recent innovations in the automotive industry have opened up a demand for trained welders in the United States.