LCPS Career & Technical Education Programs

What is CTE?

Today's Career and Technical Education Classes (CTE) are not the "shop" or "vocational" classes of the past. Today's CTE classes involve rigor and relevance and real world applications and students are trained to learn specific skills that will assist them in their future careers.

The Virginia Department of Education divides CTE programs into 16 Career Clusters including:

Information pertaining to the above career clusters may be found at http://www.cteresource.org/cpg/clusters.

Why should I enroll in a CTE class?

Lunenburg Middle School and Central High School offers many CTE classes and students can obtain nationally recognized industry certifications, earn verified credits, receive dual enrollment credits, participate in student organizations, increase work place readiness skills, etc. Students in CTE classes are provided opportunities for relevant, updated career preparation and hands on training that prepares them for their future careers.

What CTE classes are offered in Lunenburg County Public Schools?

For more information on the classes and programs offered at Lunenburg Middle School and Central High School, select the links at the top of this page and please see your school's guidance counselors.

What industry credentials/licenses are offered in LCPS' CTE classes?


CTE in the News

https://all4ed.org/the-role-of-career-and-technical-education-in-college-and-career-readiness/

http://www.ttacnews.vcu.edu/2011/09/students-remember-career-and-technical-education/

https://workingnation.com/not-underestimate-importance-career-technical-education/

https://edworkforce.house.gov/uploadedfiles/kaine_writtentestimony.pdf

https://thejournal.com/articles/2017/05/10/cte-reauthorization-draws-congressional-attention.aspx

http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/CTE_Oct2010.pdf