Find Your Way at Pioneer Career & Technology Center

Map out a new course for yourself and your future. Develop expertise, confidence, and a strong work ethic so you can find a job doing what you love. At Pioneer, you will be equipped with the skills you need to excel, whether you plan to go to college or enter directly into the workforce.

What you’ll learn in class will have an immediate and practical application in labs that then translates into real work for the real world. Industry-experienced instructors will guide you through hands-on learning and academic preparation. Earn business and industry certifications and college credits to launch you into college and the region’s high-demand careers.

Find Your People

Students from all across North Central Ohio come together at Pioneer. They’re people like you: people who are ready to start making their education work for them.

Whether you are a high school student looking for an alternative to sitting in class all day long or an adult learner who is ready to make a job change to provide a better life for you and your loved ones, Pioneer will help you connect with a community of other students just like you.

Find Your 21st Century Career

Seventy-five percent of future jobs will be considered a skilled trade. Position yourself to compete in this changing economy by learning skills that translate into skilled labor. At Pioneer, you can prepare to enter a trade directly or ready yourself to continue training for a two- or four-year college degree.

As a high school student, Pioneer can help you get a jumpstart on college and help you save money doing so. College credits earned in high school are free!  In addition to this value-add, your experience at Pioneer can be used to fund future educational endeavors, such as college or advanced career training.

High School

Explore over 35 career-training programs offered at Pioneer. 

Adult Education 

Start a new career, develop a new skill, or make a new start through adult education programs at Pioneer. 

Preschool & Childcare

Give your child a safe and caring learning experience at Pioneer. 



“To learn and not to do is really not to learn. To know and not to do is really not to know.”

― Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Recent Updates

April 2022 Students of the Month

April 2022 Students of the Month

Congratulations to Pioneer's April 2022 Students of the Month-Olivia Smith & Dalton Deel! Olivia is a senior in Early Childhood Education from Willard High School. Dalton is a senior in Homeland Security from Madison High School.

March 2022 Students of the Month

March 2022 Students of the Month

Congratulations to Pioneer's March 2022 Students of the Month-Leah Blay and Huck Finnegan! Leah is a junior in Power Equipment from Ontario High School. Huck is a junior in Carpentry from Shelby High School.

February 2022 Students of the Month

February 2022 Students of the Month

Congratulations to Pioneer's February 2022 Students of the Month-Naomi Smith and Kaleigh Leadbetter! Naomi is a junior in Welding from Northmor High School. Kaleigh is a junior in Exercise Science/Sports Medicine from Lexington High School.


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Pioneer Career and Technology Center
27 Ryan Road
Shelby, Ohio, 44875

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