Career & Technical Education


Exploring Careers

                       Providing Pathways

                                              Empowering a Workforce 


The Gloucester County Public Schools Career & Technical Education (CTE) Program provides hands-on, real-world activities to students in grades 6-12.


 The Gloucester County Public Schools
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program
provides hands on, real world activities
to students in grades 6 through 12.

The Division provides programs and courses in 

   Trade & Industrial Education
   Business Education
   Technology Education
   Health & Medical Sciences Education
   Agriculture Education
   Family / Consumer Sciences Education

 All CTE Courses are Competency Based
with Strong Crosswalks to the Virginia Standards of Learning.

Each program area also provides an industry certification option
that is connected to High School verified credit.



What is CTE ?


GHS TV Production Students & NASA

GHS Governor's Sciences & Health Academy

Career Clusters and Pathways provide relevance and meaning to the
K-12 learning experience in Gloucester County Public Schools

Career Clusters help students investigate careers and design their courses of study
to advance their career goals.
For this reason, Virginia has adopted the nationally accepted structure
of career clusters, career pathways and sample career specialties or occupations.
A Career Cluster is a grouping of occupations and broad industries
based on commonalities. Within each career cluster, there are multiple career pathways
that represent a common set of skills and knowledge,
both academic and technical, necessary to pursue a full range of career opportunities
within that pathway – ranging from entry level to management,
including technical and professional career specialties.
Based on the skills sets taught, all CTE courses are aligned with
 one or more career clusters and career pathways.
Career Pathways are the 79 career paths (occupations)
that you may take related to the Career Cluster you have chosen.



 "GHS TV Production Students Participate in the

2013-14 NASA HUNCH Program"

HUNCH is an instructional partnership between NASA and high schools and intermediate/middle schools.
This partnership benefits both NASA and students.
NASA receives cost-effective hardware,
while students receive real-world hands-on experiences.
A spin-off of this teaming is the inspiration of the next generation of researchers and space explorers.


For additional information, please contact:

Office of Career and Technical Education

6099 T.C. Walker Road
Gloucester, VA 23061