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Career & Technical Education at NNPS

Welcome to Career & Technical Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE) is a great starting point for any career! If you are headed to a four-year college or university, two-year college, the military, or straight to work, Career and Technical Education programs in your public schools can connect you to any path you choose.

Career and Technical Education is a planned program of courses and learning experiences that begins with exploration of career options, supports basic academic and life skills, and enables achievement of high academic standards, leadership, preparation for industry-defined work, and advanced and continuing education.

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CTE prepares students to succeed in the workplace and post secondary education. High School Juniors and Seniors have the opportunity to obtain Dual Enrollment college credits through Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) while taking a Career and Technical Education course.

Dual enrollment is a program that allows high school students to earn college and high school credit concurrently. This credit may support a post secondary diploma, certificate, or degree at a Virginia public institution and may also be applied to a high school diploma. Learn more.


CTE delivers instruction through a sequenced course of study. Each CTE course is designed around industry standards to ensure that each program offers high-quality instruction for high-wage, high-demand, and high-skill careers in fields such as health care, business, and the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) area. Learn more.


CTE student organization activities support citizen ready and youth development initiatives throughout Newport News Public Schools.

1. Leadership development through CTE student organizations.

2. Provide instructional strategies used to develop, improve and expand occupational competencies related to a particular career and technical subject matter.

3. An extension of the classroom/ laboratory instructional program which enriches and enhances classroom/ laboratory learning.