• CTE - Learning that works for Johnston County Mission Statement

    We will provide all students with education, training, and experiences that will allow them to develop an understanding of career options, and offer the necessary guidance to enable them to successfully pursue their career goals.

    Career and Technical fulfills this mission by:

    • Preparing students for post secondary education in career-technical fields and lifelong learning. Preparing students for initial and continued employment.
    • Assisting students in making educational and career decisions.
    • Applying and reinforcing related learning from other disciplines.
    • Assisting students in developing decision-making, communication, problem-solving, leadership, and citizenship skills.
    • Preparing students to make informed consumer decisions and apply practical life skills.
    • Making appropriate provisions for students with special needs to succeed in career-technical education programs.

    Goals Common to All Career-Technical Education:

    All programs in career-technical education are designed to contribute to the broad educational achievement of students. These programs contribute to students being able to:

    • Identify, organize, plan, and allocate resources - time, money, materials and facilities, and human resources.
    • Work with others by participating as a team member, serving clients/customers, negotiating, and working with diversity.
    • Acquire and use information.
    • Work with and operate effectively within social organizations and technological systems.
    • Work with a variety of technologies.
    • Contribute to the development of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and mathematical skills.
    • Contribute to the development of thinking creatively, making decisions, solving problems, and reasoning.

    CTE Programs of Study

    High School:

    For the high school student, Career and Technical Education provides hands-on applied learning experiences that build academic knowledge, problem solving skills, general employment skills and specific career skills. Career and Technical Education also provides students with the skills needed for careers in growing employment sectors. Upon graduation, Career and Technical Education students may enter employment, apprenticeship, one-year or two-year college degree or certificate programs, four-year college degree programs or other post-secondary training.

    Program Areas

    For course descriptions and other information, click on the links.

    Middle School

    Career development is a lifelong process by which individuals develop and refine their self-identity as it relates to life and employment decisions. Middle grades students have reached a critical age when they can explore career decision making and develop future educational plans. Career development experiences for middle grades students are designed to be exploratory in nature and do not develop specific skills, except in Business Computer Technology and Keyboarding. However, in the other five middle grades courses, students will develop a knowledge of self and the world of work and begin a career development planning process for bringing the two together.

    Program Design

    Curriculum design, materials, and teaching strategies take into account the characteristics, nature, and learning styles of the middle grades student. Teaching strategies recommended for all course offerings include:

    • Hands-on approaches
    • Cooperative learning
    • Inquiry methods
    • Community involvement
    • Integration of academic skills

    Commonalities among all course offerings include

    • Critical and creative thinking
    • Communication skills
    • Problem solving
    • Leadership/citizenship
    • Career information and planning
    • Impact of technology

    Career and Technical Education Blueprints and Curriculum Guides