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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Two former high school students tell their story on why a trade apprenticeship fits their career aspirations. College was not the answer. High-paying, skilled trade jobs are in demand. According to the National Student Clearinghouse, there is an emphasis on the four-year university track yet three out of 10 high school grads who have chosen […]

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

CMS Superintendent Earnest Winston and Deputy Superintendent, Academic Services, Dr. Matt Hayes, were aware of our CTE teachers and partners’ notable accomplishments during this trying COVID time and requested Susan Gann-Carroll, CMS-CTE Director, share those successes with the CMS School Board on March 4, 2021. She highlighted the great things happening within our classrooms and […]

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

The ROC partners with Central Piedmont Community College and CMS-CTE to provide opportunities for select high school juniors. Students can earn dual high school and college credit, enjoy paid internships, learn from field experts and acquire industry certifications. Select juniors and seniors receive skills training in advanced carpentry, electrical, HVAC and construction management through a […]

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Posted on: March 04, 2021

CMS Career and Technical Education is proud to announce the induction of 350 students for the 2020-2021 school term. Career Development Coordinators from 17 high schools in the district collaborated to bring the first virtual National Technical Honor Society Induction to the CMS community on February 25, 2021. This effort was led by Jeanette Culek […]

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Rise to Success is a program that allows high school graduates from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) to earn a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) certificate and an Associates degree in a healthcare-related discipline from Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). Atrium Health will pay for participants’ tuition, books, and related fees.  Participants are encouraged to earn their bachelor’s […]

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

On Wednesday, March 3rd at 6:30, CTE presents Apprenticeships & Trades: Discover Possibilities. This event is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors and their families at all of our high schools who have an interest in the trades or want to learn more about what trades offers in terms of economic mobility and a sustainable career […]

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Road to Hire (R2H), a program through Red Ventures, offers students real-world experience and career access. What started as a summer internship with one CMS school grew into an in-school internship program at five of our high schools. Students at Harding, Garinger, Vance, West Charlotte and West Mecklenburg receive training during their school day by […]

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Our CTE Health Sciences instructors share clips of their virtual learning lessons. Butler High School In this photo, you see a student labeling the brain, this is usually done with skeletal clay models in the classroom Olympic High School PBS students are solving the case of an unexplained death for college student Anna Garcia by […]

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

CMS CTE is excited to launch the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) pathway! CMS is the first (and only!) district in the country to offer this pathway to high school students. Dr. Nakesha Dawson, CTE Pathway Lead, has partnered with Salesforce to create this new curriculum. Students learn about digital marketing and learn about what goes […]

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Congratulations to Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology Senior,  Maria Morales Salgado, a 2021 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) National award recipient! Maria was selected from over 4,200 applicants from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. overseas military bases, and Canada. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) honors […]

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