The Career and Technical Education program offers students a variety of experiences, hands on applications, opportunities for skill building, and preparations for certification assessments. Each course has incorporated workplace readiness skills. These skills teach students the importance of courtesy, poise, professional relationships, and other traits to transition to the workplace and to be marketable to potential employers. Safety is a priority from culinary arts to small engines.
The CTE wing at Caroline High School is a hub of activity. We are continually assessing performances and student interest levels. Student interest and emerging technologies have contributed to an expansion in our offerings.
Several courses have instituted community outreach programs such as Cosmetology students offering salon hours, Small Engines students providing seasonal weatherizing and maintenance services on small engines, Culinary Arts students catering the Senior Gala sponsored by the Rotary Club of Caroline County, Fashion Design students knitting helmet liners for the military, and Building Trades constructing customized sheds and storage facilities. Our TV Production crew will be creating informational videos for mass media as well as videotaping events at our schools for the division website.
The workforce of the future will need the skills to experience success in their endeavors. Each area has an advisory committee comprised of community members. We look at growth in the county and local employment needs to develop practical job related skills in order for our students to be prepared for employment upon graduation from Caroline High School.