Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Career & Technical Education's rigorous and relevant programs prepare our youth for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand careers. CTE empowers students to be successful, citizens, workers, and leaders in a global economy. We want to ensure all students graduate from high school ready for careers and college but more importantly, prepared for life.  Career & Technical Education offers programs in grades 6-12 in Nash County Public Schools. Programs begin with middle school skill-based business and technology courses and lead to specialized career academies, certifications, business/industry targeted curriculum, and Career & College Promise (CCP) community college courses.

CTE Mission & Vision

CTE works to:

  • Prepare students for further career-technical education.

  • Prepare students for initial employment.

  • Assist in making educational and occupational decisions.

  • Apply and reinforce related learning from other disciplines.

  • Prepare students to make informed consumer decisions and apply practical life skills.

  • Assist persons who have academic, socioeconomic, and/or other disadvantages or handicaps that prevent them from succeeding in career-technical education.

  • Provide career guidance to assist students in making informed career decisions.

  • Work with and operate effectively within social organizations and technological systems.

  • Work with a variety of technologies.

  • Contribute to the development of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and mathematical systems.

  • Contribute to the development of thinking creatively, making decisions, solving problems, and reasoning.

NC DPI-Career and Technical Education

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Nash County Public Schools' qualified high students have the opportunity to begin their college education, tuition-free, by enrolling in Career & College Promise (CCP) courses and earning college transferable credits.

Admissions Requirements for CTE Pathways:

  1. Be a high school junior or senior

  2. Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher (or recommendation from principal/designee)

  3. Official High School Transcript

Enrollment Process

Interested students should meet with their high school's CTE Career Development Coordinator. The application packet should include a completed application, an official transcript showing status as a junior or senior, qualifying test scores.

The 22 CCP CTE Pathways are available for enrollment at Nash Community. Students may choose one or two CTE pathways.