Career & Technical Education
CTE teachers and students will RISE in 2012-2013!
R = Rigor
I = Industry
S = Standards
E = Engagement
Our instructional charge will be:
to elevate the Rigor in our classrooms,
tie in the real world relevance with Industry,
stay strong and purposeful with Standards,
and Engagement is paramount to increasing student achievement.
The mission of Career-Technical Education in Davidson County Schools is to empower all students to be successful citizens, workers and leaders in a global economy.
CTE = STEM (blending Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
Putting Knowledge and Know-How to Work for North Carolina
Career & Technical Education has a long and proud history in North Carolina's public schools. For much of the 20th century, high school courses that prepared young men and women for a trade were vitally important in communities where few students went to college. Now that economic and social changes have made college a reality for many more students, Career & Technical Education still plays a significant role in young people's lives by preparing them to be world-class workers and citizens. Nearly 70 percent of all high school students in North Carolina take at least one Career & Technical Education course.
Career & Technical Education encompasses eight disciplines: