Hart Career Center
Project Lead the Way
Pathway to Engineering

The PLTW - Pathway to Engineering program at Hart Career Center includes:

  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Digital Electronics
  • Principles of Engineering

PLTW - Pathway to Engineering students participate in SkillsUSA.

This program prepares students for future careers as Engineers or Technicians in engineering related fields. Completion of the program with a B or better offers students scholarships to many university engineering programs as well as earned college credit hours applied to their college degree. Students may also choose to become certified users of a 3D drafting program, Autodesk Inventor, at the completion of Introduction to Engineering Design.


Hester Russell has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Missouri – Columbia. She worked 8 years for Hubbell Power Systems in Centralia, Missouri. In that time she worked with a team of engineers spread across the US to develop and patent a new product. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Industrial Technology Education.

John Wilbers teaches Computer Integrated Manufacturing in addition to his role as a math teacher at Mexico High School.