From the Desk of the Career & Technical Center Director
This is not your Grandfather’s Vo-Tech…
Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an educational strategy for providing young people with the academic and technical knowledge and skills to pursue postsecondary training or higher education and enter a career field prepared for ongoing learning. Clay County has replaced vocational education that consisted of low-level courses, job training, and single electives and replaced it with academically rigorous, integrated, and sequenced programs of study that align with and lead to postsecondary education and the workforce. These programs provide students with opportunities to acquire the competencies required in today’s workplace—such as critical thinking, collaboration, problem solving, innovation, teamwork, and communication—and to learn about different careers by experiencing work and workplaces. Clay County CTE is no longer just about teaching students a narrow set of skills sufficient for entry-level jobs; it is about preparing students for careers. Come see what we can do for your student.