Career & Technical Education (CTE)

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    Rowan-Salisbury Schools is taking a proactive approach to bridging the gap between high school and high-demand, high skill career opportunities. These activities begin by helping students develop a broad understanding and awareness of industries and possible careers that are available to them. Over time these experiences narrow in focus as students find a good fit, learn what post-secondary education is necessary for success, and practice the technical and interpersonal skills to become Enrolled, Enlisted or Employed upon graduation. Engage with us to help set our students, future workforce and community up for success.

  • Mission Statement

    The mission of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is to empower students to be successful citizens, workers and leaders in a global economy. CTE programs are designed to contribute to the broad education achievement of students, including basic skills, as well as their ability to work independently and as part of a team, think creatively and solve problems, and utilize technology in the thinking and problem solving process.

    Career and Technical Education fulfills an increasingly significant role in school reform efforts. Students who concentrate in a CTE area, earning at least four related technical credits and meeting other criteria, are better prepared for the further education and advance training required to be successful in 21st century careers. Career and Technical Educators at the state and local levels partner with business and industry and with community colleges and postsecondary institutions to ensure career and Technical Education serves the needs of individual students and of the state.