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Welcome to the West Carteret High School CTE Virtual Career Center. This center is created to assist students with Career and Technical Education information as well as, career information, job information and much more. If you have any questions please contact your Career Development Coordinator, Amy McKay at West Carteret High School and she will be happy to assist you.

Welcome to the West Carteret High School CTE Virtual Career Center. This center is created to assist students with Career and Technical Education information as well as, career information, job information and much more. If you have any questions please contact your Career Development Coordinator, Amy McKay at West Carteret High School and she will be happy to assist you.

We Are Carteret CTE!

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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 educational 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 advanced 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 other post secondary institutions to ensure Career and Technical Education serves the needs of individual students and of the state.

Students are prepared for initial employment, further education at the community college or university level, and/or business ownership. A balanced program of classroom study and practical work experiences produces competent workers who can manage resources, work cooperatively, organize and use information, understand complex systems, and apply appropriate technology in various industries. (Excerpt from the NC DPI CTE website).


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Career and Technical Education Information

WCHS CTE Program Areas:

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (Animal Science, Ag Mechanics, and Horticulture)

  • Architecture & Construction

  • Business Management & Administration (Entrepreneurship & Management)

  • Finance (Financial Securities)

  • Health Science (Healthcare Professional & Biotechnology)

  • Hospitality & Tourism (Culinary and Marketing)

  • Human Services (Food and Nutrition)

  • Information Technology (Computer Science and Computer Engineering)

  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) (Engineering and Drone Technology)

  • Career Development & Work-Based Learning (in all areas)

Career and Technical Education Staff

Madison Hahn
Agriculture Education

Agriculture Education
madison.hahn@carteretk12.org
Website

Teaches:

  • Agriscience Applications

  • Animal Science I

  • Horticulture I and II

Michael Helm

Project Lead the Way--Engineering
and Drone Technologies
michael.helm@carteretk12.org
Website

Teaches:

  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering

      • Introduction to Engineering Design

      • Principles of Engineering

      • Aerospace Engineering

      • Engineering Design and Development

  • Drone Technolgies I and II

Lisa Hensley

Marketing Education
lisa.hensley@carteretk12.org
Website

Teaches:

  • Sports Marketing I

  • Sports Marketing II

Katherine Kauffman

Business Education
katherine.kauffman@carteretk12.org
Website

Teaches:

  • Principles of Business and Finance

  • Computer Science Principles I and II

  • AP Computer Science

  • Financial Planning I and II

Jennifer LaVelle

Business Education
jennifer.lavelle@carteretk12.org
Website

Teaches:

  • Microsoft Word

  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals

  • Financial Planning I and II

Jessica Lewis

Family and Consumer Sciences
jessica.lewis@carteretk12.org

Teaches:

  • Foods and Nutrition I and II

  • Culinary Arts & Hospitality I, II, and III

Michael Litaker

Trade and Industry--Carpentry Education
michael.litaker@carteretk12.org
Website

Teaches:

  • Construction Core

  • Carpentry I and II

Amy McKay

Career Development Coordinator
amy.mckay@carteretk12.org

Teaches:

  • Internship

  • Culinary Arts & Hospitality II (Co-taught)

Tonia Putnam

Marketing Education
tonia.putnam@carteretk12.org
Website

Teaches:

  • Hospitality and Tourism

  • Principles of Business

  • Entrepreneurship I

Robert Reynolds

Agriculture Education
robert.reynolds@carteretk12.org
Website

Teaches:

  • Agriscience Applications

  • Animal Science I and II

  • Agriculture Mechanics I and II

Mark Thompson

Business Education
mark.thompson@carteretk12.org
Website

Teaches:

  • Microsoft Word

  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals

  • Computer Engineering Technology I and II

  • Financial Planning I and II

Pamela Zanaska

Health Science Education
pamela.zanaska@carteretk12.org
Website

Teaches:

  • Foundations of Health Science

  • Health Science I and II

  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Biotechnology

      • Principles of Biomedical Sciences

      • Human Body Systems

      • Medical Interventions