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  • Welding students from Mathews High and West Point High tour the West Rock Mill in West Point, VA
  • Welding students tour WestRock paper mill in West Point.
  • West Point High School students are becoming Career Ready in nursing
  • WPHS students learn about opportunities in Diesel Technology at Bridging Communities Regional Technical Center
  • West Point High School's Apprenticeship Fair introduced students to multiple career pathways with little investment

Career and Technical Education

4 months ago

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) program at West Point High School is designed to give students experience in multiple CTE clusters while building rigorous academic skills. The goal of the program is to prepare the student for the world of work and the many changes that are expected to take place as they move through the workplace challenges predicted for the future.

Students completing all requirements for high school graduation and meeting the requirements for career and technology education concentration or specialization may be considered career and technology education program completer. 
West Point High School CTE Teachers are certified to teach students the skills necessary to earn industry certification in the following areas:

MOS (MS Office Systems)
CIWv5 (Web Design)
Computer Fundamentals 
Computer Fundamentals 
Computer Electronics
Computer Technical Support
IC3 (Internet and Computing Core Certification)

BUSINESS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COURSES
Keyboarding and Personal Finance
Computer Solutions
Computer Information Systems (Dual Enrollment)
Advanced Computer Information Systems (Dual Enrollment)
Business Management (Dual Enrollment)
Accounting
Advanced Accounting (Dual Enrollment)
Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies
Advanced Design, Multimedia, and Web Technologies

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

Technology Foundations
Principles of Technology I & II
Technology Transfer and Technology Assessment
Programming in C++ (Dual Enrollment)
Programming in C++, Second Year
Introduction to Engineering (Dual Enrollment)
Research and Development Engineering
Personal Computer Hardware Troubleshooting (Dual Enrollment)
Electronics I - AC/DC Fundamentals I (Dual Enrollment)
Electronics II – AC/DC Fundamentals II (Dual Enrollment)

For some students, additional courses are available at Rappahannock Community College (RCC) and Bridging Communities Regional Technical Center. These courses include a career pathway in welding at RCC and courses including but not limited to Small Engine Technology, Diesel Technology, Criminal Justice, HVACR, Wed Design, and Nurse Aid at Bridging Communities.
CTE Advisory Committee
2017-2018 Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee:

David Daniel - WPPS Director of Innovation
Chris Milby - WPPS CTE Teacher
Mohamad Barbarji - WPPS CTE Teacher
Pam Steele - WPPS CTE Teacher
Doug Hagen - WPPS CTE Teacher
Glenn Crider - Owner, TRC Designs, Inc.
Stan Wood - Managing Member, Fulcrum Concepts, LLC
Roy See - Maintenance Manager, WestRock
Robert Lawrence - Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investments
Micheal Jenkins - Exec. Director, Bay Workforce Development Board
Canice Graziano - Dean of Dual Enrollment, RCC
Suzy Aunspach - WPHS Assistant Principal
Carolyn Buckner - WPHS Parent
Elizabeth Morris - WPHS Student
CTE Advisory Committee Meeting Dates
The WPPS CTE Advisory Committee meets on the following dates:

October 17, 2017
January 11, 2018
May 3, 2018

All meetings will be held in the WPHS Tech Conference Room at 4:00 p.m.

CTE in the News

4 months ago

WEST POINT SCHOOLS, RCC EMBARK ON NEW PARTNERSHIP

School officials from West Point Public Schools and Rappahannock Community College hope a newly minted partnership will open doors for students to careers that require expanded technical training. 

Students in welding lab

Bridging Communities program featured in publication

Energy Industry Fundamentals Credential Program is just one of the many programs building career skills for students in West Point and surrounding school divisions.  



SCHOOLS PROMOTE CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Courses once relegated to vocational programs take new place among core academic subjects 

Student working in greenhouse