Career & Technical Education

Mission Statement

The mission of the CTE Program in Catawba County Schools is to connect our students to the workplace. We do this by providing high quality CTE programming with the ultimate goal of helping students find what they are passionate about regarding career interests.

Contact Us

Career & Technical EducationPO Box 101010 E 25th St.Newton, NC 28658Phone: 828-464-8333Fax: 828-465-1693
Dr. Jeff IsenhourDirector, Career & Technical Education


We have something for everyone!

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Summer Internship Applications

Now available!

Volunteen applications due March 20th.

All other summer applications due by April 3rd.

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Internship applications for the 2020-2021 school year.

Priority placement to applications received by April 3, 2020; however, applications are accepted on-going throughout school year.

Catawba Valley Health System has an early action deadline of March 20th, 2020.

Camp Med and Catawba County EMS are not sponsored by Catawba County Schools, BUT students can complete CCS summer internship paperwork and receive high school credit. Students need to complete the CCS summer application and speak to their Career Development Coordinator. Both programs are seeking CURRENT 9th to 11th grade students.

Daniel Cadle - Arndt Middle and Saint
Jeanne Davis - Jacobs Fork and Foard
Angela Raby - Riverbend and Bunker
Kim Teague - Mill Creek and Bandys - Maiden Middle and Maiden High

Camp Med

Program OverviewThis program is designed to identify, recruit, educate and prepare high school students for careers in health professions. Camp activities include presentations, tours/ observations and clinical experiences.
Camp Med applications can be found here:

Week of June 8 2020 Camp Med

Select Catawba/Alexander: Benita Beard / 828.327.7000 ext. 4336 / in cooperation with Wake Forest

Week of June 22-26 2020 Camp Med

Select Catawba - Hospital: Shelly Isenhour-Essary / 828.326.3576 / in cooperation with Catawba Valley Health Systems.

Catawba County EMS Summer Week

An interactive overview of Emergency Services in Catawba County including EMS, Emergency Management, Communications, Law Enforcement and the Fire Service. Participants will practice medical skills, complete tasks in HazMat suits and fire equipment, and tour the 911 communications center.

Catawba County Emergency Services Summer Academy July 27-July 31, 2020

9 am-4 pm Catawba County Emergency Services Building 100 Government Drive, Newton

Summer Academy Appllication.pdf

Here is the application from Catawba County EMS that also needs to be filled out.

Graduating seniors are encouraged to take the 2020 Concentrator Survey to tell us about CTE courses in High School. All interns are encouraged to take our Internship Exit Survey. Both surveys help us improve our programs. Thank you!

Beyond internships we also have these opportunities!