CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE)
CTE provides students with the opportunity to experience real world situations through a variety of courses. The high school areas include: Agricultural Education; Business, Finance, and Information Technology Education; Career Development; Family and Consumer Sciences Education; Health Sciences Education; Marketing and Entrepreneurship Education; Technology Engineering and Design Education; and Trade and Industrial Education. Expanded course offerings are available through Wilson Community College. Students receive high school credit as well as community college credit for these courses. Current courses include DC/AC Electricity, Basic Wiring and Welding, Culinary, Legal Studies and Business. Middle school students in grades 6-8 can participate in the CTE curriculum through the computer technology; agri-science; business and entrepreneurship; biotechnology; and family and consumer sciences classes.
CTE uses the North Carolina Career Clusters Guide as a valuable resource to help students make decisions about planning and preparing for careers. The program provides a structure for selecting careers based on linking what a student knows about him/herself with information about occupations and typical training requirements.
CTE Student Organizations
- Association of Marketing Education Students (DECA): a state and national organization open to all students taking Marketing Education courses.
DECA State Website
DECA National Website
-Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA): a state and national organization for middle and high school students enrolled in Business and Information Technology Education courses.
FBLA State Website
FBLA National Website
- Agricultural Education Students (FFA): a state and national organization that serves students enrolled in Agricultural Education courses.
FFA State Website
FFA National Website
- Technology Student Association (TSA): a state and national organization for middle and high school students taking Technology Education courses.
TSA State Website
TSA National Website
- Every high school has a National Technical Honor Society Chapter