Career and Technology Education


Welcome Students, Parents, Educators, and Business Partners!

CCSD Career & Technology Education programs prepare students for optimal college and career readiness through Programs of Study grouped into 16 clusters based on a common set of knowledge and skills. State recognized CTE programs are offered in middle and high schools throughout the district.

Check out these highlights from the CTE Success Stories page:

Graduates Ready for College, Career and Citizenship

Did you know CTE students have a 90% graduation rate, compared to an average national graduation rate of 74.9%?

Experts project 47 million job openings in the decade ending 2018. About one-third will require an associate’s degree or certificate, and nearly all will require real-world skills that can be mastered through CTE classes.

CCSD’s Career and Technology Education programs help ensure students are College, Career and Citizenship Ready!

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Educators’ WBL Toolkit

Resources for planning field-trips, and other WBL experiences like  job shadowing, internships, and youth apprenticeships.

Work-based Learning Opens Doors

CCSD CTE students are enjoying work-based learning opportunities throughout the Charleston region – Thanks to the CCSD Dept of Communications for producing this excellent video:

Learn about High School Apprenticeships Feb 3rd

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All high school students & parents are invited to Trident Technical College on Rivers Ave Feb 3 to learn more about the Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeships program! EVENT FLYER

Paid Apprenticeships with local employers are available for high school students in 18 career pathways:

Automotive Technology

Bookkeeping/Pre-Accounting

Civil Engineering/CAD Technician

CNA/Pre-Nursing

Computer Networking

Computer Programming

Culinary Arts

Cybersecurity

Emergency Medical Technician

Hotel Operations

HVAC

Industrial Mechanics

Security / Pre-Law Enforcement

Machine Tool Technology / CNC

Medical Office Assistant

PLTW Engineering Assistant (Engineering Pathway)

PLTW Engineering Assistant (Technician Pathway)

Students hired as Youth Apprentices earn an hourly wage and receive approximately $6000 in college scholarships & other support!

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