Career and Technical Education

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       Welcome to the Career Technical Education (CTE) page! Franklin County Schools CTE strives to challenge students and effectively prepare them to live and work in a highly technical society, as well as train students who wish to use learned skills in their community.

    CTE offers skills, credentials, and certifications in three areas: Agriculture Education, Business Education, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Occupations, Marketing Education, Technology, and Trade and Industrial Education.



    North Carolina Triangle Apprenticeship Program.  

    Earn while you learn.

    Open to high school juniors.  Informational meetings will be held during the month of November and early December.  This program is valued at an investment of $150,000 per student.  Email or for more information.

    This program includes 6400 work hours and 1600 school hours.  Eligible students must have at least a 2.8 GPA, good communication skills and good attendance.

    Wages start at $8.50 an hour and increase a dollar per year. When the program is complete apprentices are guaranteed a job beginning at $35,000 plus bonuses and fringe benefits.

    Some businesses include provide tuition reimbursement for those wishing to further their education.


    Changes Ahead

    The 2019-2020 school year will provide many changes for the Career and Technical Education program.  CTE Director, Laureen G. Jones has announced her retirement effective October 1, 2019.  A search for the new director is underway.  However, this individual will also be the Executive Director of Secondary Education.  

    Our guiding legislation, Perkins V will begin to take effective this year.  2019-2020 will be a transition year and full implementation will take place during the 2020-2021 school year.  

    Stay tuned for further updates.




    Did you know?


    Franklin County Schools Career and Technical Education Completers (students who have followed a specific course sequence) currently have a 99% graduation rate?

    Franklin County Schools Career and Technical Education students earned 1262 industry recognized credentials last school year?

    Franklin County Schools had over 50 8th-12th graders to complete a one day job shadowing experience in a career of their interest?

Career and Technical Education Students in Action

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    Bunn High School students Robotics Construction Work  Virtual Enterprise Students