Districts Adding CTE in MS or ES

Article from Iredell-Statesville Schools


Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools offers a comprehensive career and technical education (CTE) program for students in middle and high schools. A variety of high school courses are offered in twelve clusters: Agricultural, Food & Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Arts, A/V Technology and Communications; Business Management and Administration; Finance; Health Sciences; Hospitality and Tourism; Human Services: Information Technology; Marketing; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; Transportation. Our middle schools offer courses in Business Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, as well as, Technology Education. New courses for the students this year include: Biomedical Sciences, Audio Engineering, Scientific and Technical Visualization I (prerequisite to game design), Microsoft Certifications, and Web Applications. All programs may not be offered at each middle/high school.

Several CTE courses are offered in our middle schools. These include:
  • Computer Skills and Applications
  • Exploring Career Decisions
  • Exploring Business Marketing and Entrepreneurship
  • Technology Design and Innovation (OMS only)
  • Technological Systems (OMS only)
  • Exploring Agriculture Science (Highland Middle only)
  • Exploring Biotechnology in Agriculture (Highland Middle only)
These courses provide students the opportunity to "explore" career and technical education in middle school. By getting a "taste" of what CTE has to offer in the 6-8 grade, students can make more appropriate choices in their high school course selections. To find out more about signing up for a CTE course in middle school, contact your middle school counselor.

Student Organizations

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is devoted exclusively to the needs of students interested in technology. TSAs membership includes more than 150,000 middle and high school students in 2,000 schools spanning 47 states. Members learn through exciting competitive events, leadership opportunities, and much more. http://www.tsaweb.org

Welcome to the fastest growing division: FBLA-Middle Level. With more than 20,000 members nationwide, FBLA has exploded at junior high and middle schools. Members participate in a variety of activities including job shadow programs, community service projects, and American enterprise projects. http://www.fbla-pbl.org/