Career and Technology Education
CTE PROGRAMS PREPARE FUTURE READY STUDENTS!
Today in the Charleston region, high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers in established and emerging
industries await our graduates like never before!
CCSD Career & Technology Education Programs of Study are aligned with our local talent needs to provide
seamless pathways for all students to become “Future Ready” for College, Career, and Citizenship!
Check out the CAREER EXPLORATION TOOLKIT at CharlestonEmpowered.com where students can:
- Research Local High Demand, High Wage Career Pathways on the new Career Cluster pages
- Request a meeting with a Career Specialist
- Request Job Shadowing and Internship connections
- Use the Seniors' Career Toolkit > "Your Talent is in Demand!"
CTE Quick Links
- 22/23 CTE Programs of Study Offered by School
- Seniors' Career Opportunities Toolkit
- Students' Job Shadowing & Internship Connection Requests
- Business Partner Engagement Opportunities
Charleston Metro Chamber Career Exploration Resources
Centers for Advanced Studies
West Ashley Center for Advanced Studies
Serving students from Baptist Hill MHS, St. Johns HS, and West Ashley HS
Cooper River Center for Advanced Studies
Serving students from North Charleston HS, R. B. Stall HS, Military Magnet Academy and Burke HS
CTE Student Success Stories
Boeing Supports Engineering Week at NCHS
Students were exposed to all the variety of different Engineering disciplines that exist, comprehensive skill set of engineers, pathways into the field while overcoming obstacles, and in depth information of Boeing's revolutionary 787.
MMA competes in Tech Challenge, Lowcountry-Pee Dee Inter-League Tournament
Military Magnet Academy (MMA) students recently participated in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge, Lowcountry-Pee Dee Inter-League Tournament February 1, 2020.
There were a total of 15 teams and 66 registered volunteers that participated in the event on Saturday, January 25, 2020 .
The MMA RoboEagles spent a significant number of hours designing, building, and programming their robot, as well as learning what it takes to be part of a team.
MIT students encourage young females to pursue STEM studies and careers
Two students from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) aid a visit to over ten CCSD schools to encourage young girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies, and career paths.
The MIT Women's Initiative is a student-founded and student-run program that aims to help close the gender gap in the STEM fields.
Camp Road Middle Job Shadowing
On February 5, 2020, over 600 Camp Road Middle School students participated in job shadowing at various job sites around Charleston and beyond. Several businesses, such as the Charleston City Police Department, The Citadel, SC Dept of Natural Resources and Federal Wildlife Service set up a day of shadowing.
Wando Students Sweep YEScarolina Business Plan Competition
Congratulations to Wando High School's Entrepreneurship students, who competed Dec 2-6 in YEScarolina Youth Entrepreneurship in South Carolina Business Plan Competition. 23 entrepreneurship students presented their business plans during the week.