“ By offering a wide variety of programs, from nursing to computer programming to automotive technology and beyond, we ensure our students are given a multitude of opportunities to learn and grow within their interests. By allowing our students to move away from their desks and into the community, we also help students make connections that help solidify the pathway from the classroom to their chosen careers. Our programs are designed to provide opportunities for students to earn industry credentials, earn real-world application skills, and build professional portfolios they can take with them beyond graduation.”

Jess Peregoy, Principal, Greene County Technical Education Center

 

Career Technical Education (CTE) programs are the backbone of Greene County Public Schools. These programs prepare students for their future careers and lifelong learning, introducing them to workplace competencies and providing academic content in hands-on contexts. The high school graduation rate for CTE concentrators is 15 percentage points higher than the national average, which speaks volumes about the effectiveness of these programs.

Greene County Public Schools offer a wide range of CTE programs that cater to every student’s needs and interests, covering a vast array of fields and industries. Through these programs, the school aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen careers. The schools takes pride in offering such diverse and comprehensive programs and believes that CTE is the key to unlocking students’ full potential.

This following list outlines different educational programs that provide students with knowledge and practical skills in various fields:

  1. Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
  2. Architectural Design
  3. Automotive Technology
  4. Business
  5. Carpentry
  6. Cosmetology
  7. Culinary Arts
  8. Family & Consumer Sciences
  9. Health Science
  10. HVACR
  11. Information Technology
  12. Marketing
  13. STEM
  14. Teacher Education
  15. Apprenticeships

 

In addition, Virginia Career Works – Piedmont launched a pilot Work-Based Learning Academy at William Monroe School in Greene County. The academy trained almost 129 students in the fall semester. The program was designed to provide students with different opportunities to explore their interests, gain practical skills, and pursue their career aspirations in various industries. Through this partnership, we aim to prepare students for success in the workforce and create a skilled and knowledgeable workforce for the future.

 

Please click here to learn pathways and courses offered at the Greeen County Technical Education Center: https://docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=https://va01918659.schoolwires.net//cms/lib/VA01918659/Centricity/Domain/284/2020-21_GCTEC_Pathways_Catalog+V5_Web.pdf