MTTA is excited to introduce its six cluster divisions.
Architecture and Construction
The Architecture and Construction cluster helps to prepare individuals for careers in designing, planning, managing, building, and maintaining the built environment. Individuals pursuing a career covered by the Construction division work on new structures, restorations, additions, alterations, and repairs. This pathway also includes the builders of highways, streets, bridges, tunnels, and airports as well as power plants, chemical plants, refineries, and mills. Construction workers literally build our future! Careers in this field might include carpenter, electrician, general contractor, project inspector, project manager, architect, CAD designer, cabinetmaker, mill worker, and surveyor.
Arts, A/V and Communication
The Arts, A/V and Communication cluster is expected to be driven by changing trends. While newspapers and magazines have been impacted by declines in print volumes, the need for immediate media, integrated across communication platforms, is increasing the need for technological expertise in computers and graphic design. This trend is fueling increased demand in this area. Careers range from graphic designers to press operators to customer service representatives and sales, The printing industry applies creativity and technical skills to transform text and graphics into finished products.
The Service career cluster includes instructional programs that prepare students for careers in areas such as: Computer Maintenance and Repair, Computer Networking and Programing, Heating, Air-Conditioning, Ventilation, and Refrigeration, Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Nail Care, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Fire Science, and Electrical / Electronics Equipment Repairer.
Law, Public Safety, and Security
The Law, Public Safety and Security cluster ensure that students are trained to maintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, state or federal laws and ordinances. Duties in this sector include patrolling a specific area; directing traffic, issuing traffic summonses, investigating accidents, apprehend and arrest suspects, or serving legal processes of courts. Careers range from law enforcement officers, public safety officer, state trooper, canine deputy, civil division deputy sheriff, DARE officer, and alcohol law enforcement agent.
The Manufacturing career cluster includes instructional programs that prepare students for careers in areas such as: Welding Technology, Sheet Metal Workers, Machinists, and Electrical / Electronics Equipment Repairer. Most of these career paths include fabrication, assembling, installation, and repairing metal, iron or other materials. Careers range from machine operator, machinist, field installer, HVAC sheet metal installer, welder/fabricator, tool maker, die maker, fitter, iron worker, electrician, and mechanical trades specialist.
Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
The Transportation, Distribution and Logistics cluster uses your knowledge of mechanics, mathematics and design to work in careers you plan, manage and move everything from people to company products through a range of transportation services. Careers in this pathway include the maintenance, repair, and servicing of vehicles and transportation facilities, as well as the refueling of mobile equipment. The people in this pathway keep the equipment and machinery running while looking for more efficient, safe, and cost-effective ways to do so. Careers might include aircraft mechanic, automotive body repair, auto glass installer, auto service technician, mechanic, diesel service tech, marine watercraft repair, boat mechanic, service technician and small engine mechanic.