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!


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


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


Civil Engineering/CAD Technician


Computer Networking

Computer Programming

Culinary Arts


Emergency Medical Technician

Hotel Operations


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!