OPPORTUNITY AWAITS YOU
Get a jumpstart on your career at Maplewood, where you can do something you enjoy every day. From career programs like auto service technology and cosmetology to early childhood education and welding, the opportunities at Maplewood to earn valuable college credits while still in high school are endless.
Begin. Believe. Become.
In Maplewood’s career programs, high school students can…
• Learn from experienced instructors to acquire high-demand skills
• Save money – Our programs are tuition-free!
• Get involved in student organizations and national competitions
• Earn certifications, required licenses and college credits
Each year, Angela Polichena-Boyle, the Option 4 Coordinator, recognizes the work of Option 4 students. Congratulations to Holly Jewell for her employment as ...
Each year, Angela Polichena-Boyle, the Option 4 Coordinator, recognizes the work of Option 4 students. James Warner is receiving the Responsibility Award thi...
Do something you love. Get a jumpstart on college today.
Maplewood Career Center is proud to offer high school students an alternative way to get ahead in their careers. Having the opportunity to earn critical business and industry certifications, required licenses and college credits through Maplewood’s tuition-free program is a great way to pave the way for success.
Your future starts here!
The value of enrolling in Maplewood Career Center’s high school program is never-ending. Instead of paying thousands of dollars for college after graduation, high school students can take advantage of a tuition-free education that starts right now. Get involved, save money and get ahead.
After deciding that traditional high school classes weren’t for him, Cody Dodrill chose to change his path and pursue a trade. Starting off in Maplewood’s masonry program, he soon transferred to welding, which he said completely changed his life. With Mr. Palmer as his instructor, Cody was shown the path he needed to succeed. Almost 10 years later, Cody still returns to Maplewood to meet with Mr. Palmer, who became his mentor and helped Cody not only learn welding, but also valuable life lessons. What Cody was able to learn at Maplewood directly correlates with how he started his career in welding.
“I was lightyears ahead of other welders when I entered the workforce,” said Cody. “The company I worked for ended up paying for me to go to CWI (certified welding inspector) school because I was so much further advanced. When I took my CWI test, I felt like the things I learned at Maplewood put me further ahead in terms of welding knowledge.”
Now, Cody is a successful CWI and pipeline integrity technician for Capital Ultrasonics in Mobile, Alabama. He is now doing something he loves, while making a lucrative income.
“Maplewood really prepared me for my career,” said Cody. “They saw me not just as another student, but as an individual. The teachers all had my back and gave me the support that I needed.”