Scott D. Morris Institute for Career & Tech Institute

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Scott D Morris Institute provides Career & Technical Education to KHS Students

The Scott D. Morris Career & Technical Institute, which was made possible thanks to a $1.75 million gift from the Scott D. and Rochelle Morris, is much more than a building. The Institute, a 10,000 sq. ft. addition to Kearney High School, will promote Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways. The Scott D. Morris Institute will provide large, modernized, CTE classrooms complete with state-of-the-art technology and equipment.

KHS Institute students will benefit from classes in the Scott D. Morris Institute with hands-on experience in technical careers like IT (Information Technology), STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), manufacturing and culinary arts. Coursework in the Institute will prepare students to take skilled positions in high-growth sectors of the economy, like manufacturing and technology.

Scott Morris, CEO of Morris Press and KHS graduate, along with Rochelle Morris, former educator for Kearney Public Schools appreciates the value of technical education and training and have generously made a gift to ensure that it is available to students at KHS. "We are excited to support the efforts of Kearney High School in educating students in the career and technical education pathways," said Morris. "We believe the Institute will provide strong networks of support for students and our community for generations to come."

Partnerships with the local and state businesses will partner with the Scott D. Morris Institute and participate in an Advisory Board to develop strong career-pathways at KHS. Partners will meet with KHS Institute students on a regular basis to discuss internships, job opportunities and to become valued mentors. Students will learn new academic content and career skills through hands-on exposure with real-world equipment and companies. The Institute will become a convening place for local business and industry partners.