What is Career & Technical Education?
- Encompasses 94 percent of high school student and 12 million postsecondary students
- Includes high school, career centers, community and technical colleges, four-year universities and more
- Educates students for a range of career options through 16 Career Clusters and 79+pathways
- Integrates with academics in a rigorous and relevant curriculum
- Features high school and postsecondary partnerships, enabling clear pathways to certifications and degrees
- Fulfills employer needs in high-skill, high-wage, high-demand areas
- Prepares students to be college- and career-ready by providing core academic skills, employability skills and technical, job-specific skills
CTE Closes the Skills Gap and Addresses the Needs of High-Growth Industries
-Association for Career & Technical Education,
- The skilled trades are the hardest jobs to fill in the US, with 645,000 jobs open in the trade, transportation and utilities sector and 253,000 jobs open in manufacturing.
- Health care occupations, many of which require an associate degree or less, make up 8 of the 20 fastest growing occupations.
- Middle-skill jobs, jobs that require education and training beyond high school but less than a bachelor degree, are a significant part of the economy. Of the 46.8 million job openings created by 2018, 30 percent will require some college or a two-year associate degree.
Think BIG, sponsored by Gregory Poole Equipment Company in partnership with Caterpillar is for soon-to-be graduates as well as recent graduates within a few years out of High School. For employment opportunities and to learn about this program click on the links below:
Health Science: The UNC Department of Family Medicine will be offering a VIRTUAL summer academy this year to graduating seniors. Participation for the 2020 FMSA is FREE for accepted students. However, students must apply by the June 1st deadline. For the flier and link to the application, click here.