Career & Technical Education (CTE)
My name is Pam Roberson and I am Career Development Coordinator (CDC) for East Carteret High School. I graduated from Lycoming College with a degree in Finance and Economics and started working for BB&T the day after I graduated. I spent almost 10 years there before realizing how much I really didn’t enjoy going to work every day. I decided to switch careers and started in education in August 2007 as the school bookkeeper. The only business teacher in my building was deployed, so I decided to jump in and started in the classroom teaching Middle School Business Education within 6 months. After my third child in 2014, I stayed home for 3 years and came back to work full time in 2017. In 2018, I started full time as the Career Development Coordinator at ECHS and i LOVE it. I also manage our scholarships at ECHS and work on career and college planning in coordination with our school counselors. My husband, Al, is entering his 30th year as an educator, currently a Principal, and we have 3 children: Sydney (18), Chase (14) and Brooks (10).
Why Does Career Development Matter for Students?
Introduces students to the working world they will one day enter
Matches interests to career choices
Improves academic performance
Improves the attitudes of students about career potential
Increases students’ knowledge of career options
Helps students see how they fit in the working world
Encourages students to plan high school courses based on future goals