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February Is Career and Technical Education Month!

Be HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY and Celebrate with Us!

CTE Commanders photoChatham County's
Career and Technical Education Commanders


The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Commanders recently won first place for their theme, exhibit and presentation in Chatham County's Business Expo that was held October 29, 2013 at Pittsboro Ford.  Our theme for this year is "Get a Job Jack!"  to emphasis to our students the importance of being Career and College Ready!  


Pictured  from left to right:
(bottom row) Beth Seawell, CTE Administrative Assistant; Loretta Batchelor, Career Development Coordinator, Jordan-Matthews High School; Darlene Evans, Special Populations Coordinator; Geraldine Kirk and Robin Stevens
(top left row), Instructional Management Coordinators, and DeLisa Cohen, Career Development Coordinator, Northwood High School (not pictured) Raymond Caviness, Career Development Coordinator, Chatham Central High School; Dr. Kelly Batten, Executive Director of Secondary Education and CTE


Each year during the month of February, Career and Technical Education(CTE) students, educators, and stakeholders have the opportunity to highlight what’s happening within individual program areas.  CTE prepares students for success in college, careers, and life.  Our students are our most valuable resources.  They gain skills, technical knowledge, academic and real world experiences to prepare for high skill, high demand high wage careers to keep America working.

Join us in celebrating Chatham County CTE students, events, and successes. There will be CTE highlights throughout the month of February. Be on the lookout and Be HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY in celebrating with us!


CTE Conferences
The Triad Leadership Conference at UNC-G was in October 2013, and the Triad Regionals at Orange High School were on January 4th, 2014. 


Northwood Curriculum Fair
Northwood Curriculum Fair Night
Northwood Curriculum Fair night for rising Freshmen and their parents on February 4, 2014
CTE Exhibit
exhibit at curriculum fair



Northwood Agricultural Student Attend
The Southern Farm Show





2013-2014 SkillsUSA



Northwood DECA 2013 Power Trip 
[Click to play/download slideshow.]


Northwood 2013 FBLA In Salt Lake City
[Click to play/download slideshow.]

DID YOU KNOW?
  1. 90% of the fastest growing jobs and over 60% of all new jobs will require some postsecondary education but not necessarily a bachelor’s degree.
  2. There are a total of 40 teachers in the Career and Technical Education program.
  3. In 2013 the graduation rate was 85.0% for students graduating in 4 years.
  4. In 2012, 93.6% of students that were CTE concentrators graduated in their cohort (4 years of high school). Completed 4 CTE credits which included 1 completer course)
  5. In 2011-12 93.9% of CTE concentrators were either in postsecondary education, advanced training, in military service or employment.
  6. In 2011-12 the total enrollment of students in grades 6-12 was 4,223. The enrollment of students taking CTE classes in grades 6-12 was 4,340 (including duplicates).
  7. There are approximately 600 students in Chatham County that are members of at least one Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO)!  CTSOs include:
    • DECA – An Association of Marketing Students
    • FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America
    • FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America)
    • FFA (Future Farmers of America)
    • HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America)
    • Skills USA – (Trade)