• Career and Technical Education (CTE) prepares all students for high skill, high wage, or in-demand careers. The experience begins with career inspiration in Pre-K, awareness in elementary school, exploration in middle school, and preparation in high school. CTE equips students for post-secondary education and immediate employment opportunities to successfully compete worldwide.


    - Career Clusters and Pathways


    CTE Middle School Pathways


    CTE High School Pathways


    - CTE or WBL Stats


    NC Top Growth Sectors:

    • NC ranks 2nd in the nation in Information Technologies. IT has grown 26% since 2010.
    • Software and telecommunications sector have grown 38% during past five years.
    • NC automotive grew 25% during past 5 years
    • NC ranks #2 for STEM program completion in U.S.
    • NC is a leading state for STEM job growth.
    • NC’s biotech cluster has grown
      31% since 2001.
    • Raleigh ranks No. 2 & Durham ranks No. 3 as Most Educated Cities in America.
    • NC is 7th best state for aerospace manufacturing
    • CTE and skilled-trades are needed which accounts for 65% of all careers


    CTE Works for HS students:

    Taking one CTE class for every two academic classes minimizes the risk of students dropping out of HS