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Career and Technical Education

 

Angie Salisbury, Director of Secondary Education & CTE: salisburyab@gcs.k12.nc.us

Tamara Rodebaugh, Career Development Coordinator: rodebaughtw@gcs.k12.nc.us

Tondra Loftis, Bookkeeper & Secretary: loftist@gcs.k12.nc.us

Michelle Stevens, Curriculum & Instructional Management Coordinator (CIMC): stevensm@gcs.k12.nc.us

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GCPS Mission: Career-Technical Education

The mission of Career-Technical Education (CTE) in Granville County Schools is to help empower students for effective participation in an international economy as world-class workers and citizens. Career-Technical Education in the high schools fulfills this mission by:

1. Preparing students for postsecondary education in career-technical fields and lifelong learning.

2. Preparing students for initial and continued employment.

3. Assisting students in making educational and career decisions.

4. Applying and reinforcing related learning from other disciplines.

5. Assisting students in developing decision-making, communication, problem-solving, leadership, and citizenship skills.

6. Preparing students to make informed consumer decisions and apply practical life skills.

7. Making appropriate provisions for students with special needs to succeed in career-technical education programs.

High School: Competency-based courses are offered in eight program areas, with each area having school-based, work-based, or community-based learning opportunities.

1. Agricultural Education

2. Business, Finance and Marketing Education

3. Career Development Education

4. Computer Science and Information Technology Education

5. Family and Consumer Sciences Education

6. Health Sciences Education

7. Trade, Technology,  Engineering and Industrial Education 

Combined with other academic offerings, career-technical education assists all enrollees with career goals and high school graduation requirements. Students are to have a career development plan outlining courses to be taken to meet a tentative career objective and obtain a high school diploma.

Middle Grades: 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 Computer Skills and Applications. However, in the other four middle grades courses currently being taught, students will develop a knowledge of self and the world of work and begin a career development planning process for bringing the two together.

Middle Grade Course Offerings are the following:

  • Exploring Biotechnology in Agriculture 
  • Computer Skills and Applications
  • Exploring Career Decisions
  • Exploring Life Skills
  • Exploring Business, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship 

Non-Discrimination Statement - Public Notice: In compliance with federal laws, Granville County Public Schools administers all locally operated educational programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination because of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, color, age, marital status, pregnancy, military service, disability, or gender, except where exemption is appropriate and allowed by law. 

Questions or concerns should be directed to: Angela Salisbury, Director of CTE and Secondary Education: 919-693-4613