Charleston County School District
Career and Technology Education (CTE)
CCSD Career & Technology Education programs empower students with 21st Century Skills for optimal college and career readiness. State recognized CTE programs are offered in every high school and grouped into 16 clusters based on a common set of knowledge and skills.
Quick CTE Facts!
• Students concentrating in CTE programs 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.
• A ratio of one CTE class for every two academic classes minimizes the risk of students dropping out of high school.
Federal resources help ensure that career and technical programs are academically rigorous and up-to-date with the needs of business and industry.
Learn more about the utilization of Perkins funds in South Carolina via the SC State Department of Education website.