A Deeper Look at CTE

Clara Smith enjoys the Engineering Students robot.

Photo by Central Elementary School

Clara Smith enjoys the Engineering Students’ robot.

Fluvanna County High School is opening its doors to the public on Feb. 9 to shed light on Career and Technical Education (CTE) at its Second Annual CTE Open House Night. This open House event is an opportunity for members of the community to tour the high school, speak to teachers and students, and explore the wide variety of opportunities available at FCHS in the important field of CTE, which focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math careers.

Visitors will be given the opportunity to visit CTE classrooms, meet staff, and take a look at the state-of-the-art equipment used by students in these programs. The tours will be led by CTE students who will share information about the courses offered and industry credentials, and respond to questions related to “R U College and Career Ready?”

The CTE programs that will be highlighted include: Health and Medical Sciences, Cosmetology and Barbering, Agriculture, Carpentry, Television Production, Engineering, Computer Science, Business and Information Systems, Culinary Arts, Teacher Cadet, and Marketing.

The event will be held on Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tours will end about 7:45 p.m. At the conclusion of the evening, pizza will be served to all participants and there will be a drawing for prizes including items made by students in the CTE programs, certificates for Fluco Gear, and four Asus tablets.

For more information about Fluvanna County Public Schools’ CTE program, contact Brenda Gilliam, Director of Curriculum and Instruction at [email protected].