What Is Applied Technology?
Applied technology refers to people who prefer working with things and enjoy seeing
the result of their hard work. Typically they use tools, machinery and equipment
or cutting edge technology to bring their vision to reality.
The 21st Century Workforce Commission report to the U.S. Congress. concludes:
"We believe that the current health of America's economy depends directly
on how broadly and deeply Americans reach a new level of literacy--'21st Century
Literacy'-- that includes strong academic and business skills, reasoning, teamwork
skills and proficiency in using technology."
Note the emphasis here goes well beyond simple proficiency in using technology.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics concludes that "employment of computing professionals
is expected to increase much faster than average [defined as 36 percent or more
At Southern Regional our technology curriculum prepares and encourages students
to become leaders in the "21st century Workforce". Our curriculum introduces
students to vehicle operation & repair, construction & maintenance, agriculture,
computer literacy, networking, computer science, web design and computer programming.
Throughout all our curriculum we strongly emphasizes teamwork and leadership skills.
All Southern Regional applied technology courses are electives and have the potential
for improving the quality of individual lives. All students will find these experiences
especially useful and fulfilling as they prepare for the high-tech age of the 21st
century. It is recommended that every student take at least one course from this
area while in high school.
New Jersey Student Learning Standards - https://www.nj.gov/education/standards/