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Career & Technical Education



Department Overview 


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. 
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Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides students with the academic
and technical skills, knowledge, and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies and make
academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context. Funding is provided through the federal Perkins legislation to enhance CTE programs.
Karen Ingram
Karen Ingram
CTE Director
[email protected]

CTE Goals and Opportunities:


Career Information-Starting in the elementary and middle grades, students are exposed to a
wide range of career options, information, and opportunities to learn about high school and
post-secondary courses of study leading to careers. Our students will be engaged in
work-based learning opportunities in a chosen career area. Employers and community-based organizations help young people make informed choices throughout the 9-12 career pathways.
Grade 9-12 Pathways Linked to Local Labor Market Needs -To demonstrate in our labor markets that many more young people can complete high school, attain a post-secondary credential with currency in the labor market, and begin a career while leaving open the prospect of further education.
Employer Engagement-Employers are committed to providing a continuum of learning opportunities at the workplace throughout the 9-12 career pathways. Employers collaborate with educators and are supported by intermediaries in structuring and managing workplace learning. Employers support students’ transitions into the local labor market.

Career Pathways-High schools and community colleges create 9-12 career pathways with clear structures, timelines, costs, and requirements linking and integrating high school and post-secondary curriculum and aligning both with labor market requirements. Current Career and College Promise offerings should also be evaluated and adjusted as needed.

Tammy Carhart
Tammy Carhart
CTE Administrative Assistant
[email protected]
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