Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Career and Technical Education (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. Middle school students in grades 6-8 can participate in the CTE curriculum through 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.