Students Thrive at Clarke County Career Tech Center

Career Tech students pose for a photo illustrating their programs.

CTE programs enable students of all ages to acquire stackable credentials, including degrees, certificates, and industry-recognized certifications, that build on one another and are often desired or required by employers.

Early Education students perform tasks in class.

Since 2009, Mississippi CTE students have graduated at rates that are at least 8% higher than the rates of their non-CTE peers.

Forestry student poses for a photo.

80% of students taking a college-prep academic curriculum with a rigorous CTE component meet college- and career-readiness goals, compared to only 63% of students taking the same academic core who did not experience rigorous CTE.

Student in Culinary Arts class using mixer to create butter.

Middle-skill jobs – jobs that require education and training beyond high school but less than a bachelor’s degree – are a significant part of the economy. Of the 55 millions job openings created by 2020, 30% were expected to be middle-skill jobs. CTE helps train students to fill jobs in these high-demand fields.

HOSA students perform clinical at a local hospital.

CTE students are exposed to career options that can be achieved with varying levels of academic credentials, from a high school diploma, to a postsecondary or graduate degree.

Career Tech students pose in front of the school's sign.

CTE students are more likely to be motivated and interested in their coursework because of its connection to the real world and, as a result, are less likely to drop out of high school.

Mrs. Tucker poses for a photo at the state FCCLA convention.

Clarke County Career Tech Center’s FCCLA Chapter is the largest in the state of Mississippi.