Hillyard Technical Center's primary goal is to provide training today for tomorrow's workforce. N.S. Hillyard Vocational-Technical School was founded in 1973 through the persistent efforts and generous donations of time and wealth of Newton Scott Hillyard.
From the beginning, HTC has been operated by the St. Joseph Public School District.A leader in job training since World War II, HTC helped provide defense plant workers and then helped to retrain veterans for civilian jobs after the war. In 1982 the school moved to its present facility at 3434 Faraon Street. This nine million dollar facility is one of the most modern facilities in the United States. The administration and staff work diligently to keep the school in tune with advances in technology.
Effective March 1999, in response to the developing mission of the school, the St. Joseph School Distract School Board voted to change the name of the school to Hillyard Technical Center.
Hillyard Technical Center is fully accredited for post secondary education by North Central Association through July 31, 2014.