The students at Indianapolis Public Schools’ Career Technology Center aren’t just preparing for skilled career paths – many of them are already working in their chosen fields! In addition to internships and other work-based learning opportunities, four of our CTC career pathways have working operations located on Arsenal Technical High School’s campus. You’re invited to take advantage of our “open for business” enterprises and receive quality service at a friendly cost – while helping our students learn along the way!

The cosmetologists of Studio 212 are ready to help you look your best. Under the instruction of Carol Karnes, 11 of the young women in our program recently earned their board license from the state of Indiana! In addition to their working salon, the cosmetology classes have assisted several districtwide projects by providing hair, makeup and nail services to students featured in our promotional campaigns. We can always count on Studio 212 to make IPS look great!

The proceeds from student services in our shops goes right back into the program; this money supplements funding needed to keep our working classrooms stocked with the necessary products for business. Profits from Studio 212 are also used to cover the license fee charged after students pass the state cosmetology exam.

“The students work hard,” said Ms. Karnes. “It’s one more thing they don’t have to worry about paying for at the end of their senior year.”

Studio 212 Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Thursday, 4-7 p.m. (while school is in session) To make an appointment call 317.693.5443 or visit this link.

If you need an oil change, a tire rotation, or maybe you just need to check out that funny noise your car made on the way to work today, the CTC Automotive Shop has you covered. Under the supervision of auto instructor Daniel Doherty, our skilled students are ready to get your car tuned up and back on the road. In preparation for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification, these talented students are trained to industry standards for auto repair and maintenance.

Automotive Shop Hours of Operation: Drop-Off Daily 8 a.m.-Noon, Pick-Up Daily until 2:45 p.m. (while school is in session) For more information call 317.693.5430

The CTC Print Shop is prepared to fulfill your design and printing needs. Our students have you covered from the basics like copying services and poster prints, to brochures, binding and even holiday cards. You can bring in your own designs or have the innovative Graphic Imaging Technology students work their magic on your project.

Print Shop Hours of Operation: Daily 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (while school is in session)
To place an order call 317.693.5430 or submit an order form here.

After you get your hair cut, drop your car off and order your new business cards, you’ll probably need lunch! Be sure to visit Colonel’s Cupboard, the restaurant on Arsenal Tech’s campus staffed and managed by CTC’s amazing Culinary Arts students. Our emerging chefs prepare soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts on an ever-changing delicious menu. The Cupboard has closed for the summer, but they’ll be open for business again this fall– we’ll save you a seat!
Career Technology Center: Open for Business!