Career & Technical Education

Headed to a four-year college? A two-year college? Straight into the workplace?

Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs can put you a "step ahead" on any path you choose.

  • CTE is an array of courses and programs available that help students prepare for a world that's increasingly oriented toward highly skilled jobs!

  • CTE allows you to learn skills in the "real world."

And some programs offer additional advantages like...
Industry certifications
Dual-credit courses with Rappahannock Community College community colleges
Leadership development through CTE student organizations Scholarships available through student organizations and professional organizations

Exploring the Data

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) is Virginia’s managing body for higher education policy and provides .   Check out useful data and reports on higher education and employment.


Five "Top Tips" (PDF) to engage local employers and strengthen CTE programs.
Top 15 employers in each of the Local Workforce Investment Areas (LWIA)
Top 15 employers customized for each Virginia Public School Division (PDF) within the LWIA

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