Explore Careers with Cherokee County CTE!

Cherokee County Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an integral part of the comprehensive secondary and middle school programs in Cherokee County.

Did you know a student can leave a Cherokee County high schools career ready?  All of our high schools offer industry recognized certifications in Microsoft Office, Certified Nursing Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, and WorkKeys! Eligible students can also participate in Career and College Promise, earning community college transfer credit, certifications, and diplomas....all for FREE! Andrews High School also offers Fire Fighter certifications and Hiwassee Dam will soon offer EMT training! 

The mission of Career and Technical Education is to provide offerings that meet student needs, interests, abilities, and aspirations and respond to actual or anticipated opportunities for employment, advanced education, and practical life application. The Career and Technical Education Section promotes best practices that enhance teacher effectiveness to improve student achievement and encourage responsible career choices.

Partnerships with community stakeholders are an important aspect of the Career and Technical Education Program. Teachers and administrators work closely with Tri-County Community College, Employment Security Commission, Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, and businesses and industries within the county to prepare students for entering post-secondary education and/or employment. 

Many of our courses carry articulated college credit.  For a complete list click here or download below.

Please direct CTE questions to Jamie Barnett, CTE Director for Cherokee County Schools.

Cherokee County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or handicap in admission, access, treatment, or employment in its programs and activities.


Think about an Internship!


Have you thought about participating in an internship?  Earn high school credit and earn skills that will help you determine your future career!  See your guidance counselor or Lead CTE teacher for information how YOU can get involved! 
Check out our INTERNSHIP page by clicking here.

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Jamie Barnett,
Oct 5, 2012, 10:39 AM