Students Thrive at Clarke County Career Tech Center
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.
Since 2009, Mississippi CTE students have graduated at rates that are at least 8% higher than the rates of their non-CTE peers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clarke County Career Tech Center’s FCCLA Chapter is the largest in the state of Mississippi.