CCSD Career & Technology Education

CCSD's Career & Technology Education (CTE) programs empower students with 21st Century Skills for optimal college and career readiness.

Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeship Signing Day 2019

Charleston County School District students in grades 10th - 12th are invited to attend a special information session on the Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeship program on Feb 15, 9am - 12pm at Trident Technical College! Representatives from local employers like The Boeing Company, Wild Dunes Resort, Venture Aerobearings and Hendrick Automotive Group will be at the event to answer questions about this academic & employment opportunity. LEARN MORE >

At Signing Day, youth apprentices officially sign with their employers representing Automotive, Bookkeeping, CNA/Pre-Nursing, Culinary Arts, Cybersecurity, E...

The future of work won't be about college degrees, it will be about job skills

In case you missed this story > Schools can no longer insulate its students from the unpredictability of technological progression and disruption. The result: new, nontraditional education options are beginning to proliferate.

MIT students encourage young females to pursue STEM studies and careers

Don't miss this terrific story! Two students from Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) paid a visit to over ten Charleston County School District (CCSD) schools to encourage young girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative

Do you know any HS seniors who will be STEM majors in college? Boeing is sponsoring the 2020 South Carolina STEM Signing Day, March 31, 2020, at the State House in Columbia. In its 4th year, the event is a huge success in recognizing underrepresented students and first-time college students from across the state who plan to pursue a 2-yr or 4-yr STEM degree. Encourage students to apply for recognition:

Thank you Stephanie Sine w/ Live 5 News & John Wrenn w/ Chick-fil-A North Mount Pleasant ‏for empowering 5th graders at Charles Pinckney Elementary with the importance of professional skills & being best prepared for high demand, high wage careers here in #CHS. #ThisisCCSD #FutureReadyCTE Charleston County School District

Congratulations to West Ashley High School students in Ms. Young's 4th block Image Editing class on earning their Adobe Certifications! #ThisisCCSD Charleston County School District

Thank you National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Charleston for leading a terrific college readiness event for Charleston County School District students at Burke High School February 22!

Lowcountry Aviation Association

Apply today! Deadline is 31 January 2020.

ATTN Charleston County School District High school students > Check out this scholarship opportunity for pilot training!

Happy New Year!

The Lowcountry Aviation Association is proud to offer $20,000 in scholarships to Lowcountry dreamers wishing to fly. Scholarships of $2,000 awarded to ten local high school students can be used for ground and flight instruction with the LCAA.

-Ages 16+ as of 1 March 2020
-Funds available for Spring and Summer of 2020 (must be utilized by 31 August 2020)
-Applications are due by 31 January 2020

-Send an email to [email protected] by 31 January 2020
-Email Title: LCAA Flight Scholarship Application - Student’s Name
-Include in email: Resume (1 page) to highlight cumulative high school GPA, academic, extracurricular activities, aviation-related experiences, etc.
-Include: Essay (500 word maximum) detailing why the student wants to fly
-Include: Plan for how the student plans to utilize his/her funds

Questions? Reach out to us by email ([email protected]), Facebook message, or phone at (843) 410-9439.

Visit our website at to learn more about the Lowcountry Aviation Association’s mission, fleet, and more.

Teams of students in Mr. Sanderson's PLTW - Project Lead The Way Gateway to Technology class at Laing Middle School learned about architecture & construction while assembling a small scale version of a wooden shed. #PBL #ThisisCCSD #FutureReadySC Charleston County School District

Congrats to our newest Adobe Certified #CTE students in Ms. Young's Image Editing class at West Ashley High School! #ThisisCCSD

Charleston Regional Development Alliance

Charleston Women in Tech is playing a large role in providing opportunities for women in tech. Through initiatives such as a mentorship program and CodeON, a coding program for youth in underdeveloped communities, Charleston Women in Tech provides invaluable resources for women in a field traditionally dominated by men.

Charleston Southern University

Thank you Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union, MUSC Health, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce & many other volunteers from the business community for empowering
Charleston County School District students with the "Reality of Money" financial literacy program at West Ashley HS this morning! #ThisisCCSD

Bread + Butter

We kept the gnocchi rollin’ with our friends from @theobstinatedaughter at Burke High School today. It was the students first team eating gnocchi and of course they loved it. Thanks, Chef Will for joining us. 🙏 We loved working with the OD team this week! 🍝❤️🍝 #breadandbutterchs #cookingforafuture @ Burke High

Thank you Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Talent Team for a terrific All Academy mid-year meeting of career academy business partners and local educators today!

Thanks to Wando High School students in "The FLOW" (Fellow Leaders of Wando) for sharing about their career & life goals with Laing Middle School of Science and Technology students in the "Laing Leaders" group recently.

Wando students built relationships and shared candidly about their challenges, including sharing tips on how middle school age students overcome and rise above their personal obstacles.

Bread + Butter

Our friends at Martin’s BBQ rocked the fry class at West Ashley High School this week. Thanks for coming out! 📸: @westashleyculinary

Thank you to everyone that made the "What's Next?" Career Conference & Luncheon a terrific success at Wando High School yesterday, especially our lead event champion Hendrick Automotive Group Dealerships in Charleston! Thank you Trident United Way #DayofCaring, Charleston County Consolidated 9-1-1 Center-Public Education Program, Tallo App, Jon Clark - Success After Graduation, International Diving Institute, LLC, Trident Technical College, Palmetto Goodwill, Ingredion, MUSC Health, Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Charleston, Rick Hendrick BMW, Rick Hendrick Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM, MINI of Charleston, Rotary Club of Daniel Island, Charleston County School District CCSD Guidance & Counseling CCSD Innovation & Digital Learning, Raising Cane's South Carolina

Thank you to everyone that made yesterday's "What's Next?" Career Conference & Luncheon a tremendous success for our soon to graduate seniors at West Ashley High School, especially our lead event champion Hendrick Automotive Group in the Charleston area! Thank you Trident United Way #DayofCaring Charleston County Consolidated 9-1-1 Center-Public Education Program Trident Technical College Palmetto Goodwill Cullum Human Technologies AHT Cooling Systems GmbH MUSC Health Rick Hendrick BMW Carolina Dock and Marine Hendrick Lexus Charleston Kiawah Island Golf Resort Donald Smith Charleston County School District CCSD Innovation & Digital Learning CCSD Guidance & Counseling
< Pictures by Claire Wilson >

Thank you Rudy Carter, Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Charleston GM for empowering soon to graduate seniors at
Wando High School with your career path story at yesterday's "What's Next?" Career Conference & Luncheon! Trident United Way #DayofCaring Charleston County School District

Thank you Bobby Wallace w/ Rick Hendrick Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM for empowering soon to graduate seniors from Wando High School with a terrific keynote address during the "What's Next?" Career Conference & Luncheon yesterday! Trident United Way #DayofCaring Charleston County School District

Thank you to everyone that made the amazing career readiness event at R.B. Stall High School a tremendous success yesterday! Trident United Way #DayofCaring Rick Hendrick BMW Charleston Donald Smith Palmetto Goodwill Charleston County Consolidated 9-1-1 Center-Public Education Program Trident Technical College SC Dept of Transportation Cantey Foundation Specialists Rotary Club of Charleston #ThisisCCSD

Students attended the “What's next?" Career Conference and Luncheon. Thank you to all teachers, staff, students, and the community and business partners that made this possible.

Thank you Charleston County Economic Development for supporting today’s career exploration events at Wando, West Ashley and R B Stall high schools!

Students at three #CharlestonCounty high schools were visited by leading employers who shared their stories and provided actionable career pathway ideas as part of today's Career Readiness Event in partnership with Trident United Way's #DAYOFCARING and CCSD Career & Technology Education. A big thank you to all the local businesses who participated and to our special friends, Tomas Case & Brittany Dryden, with AHT Cooling Systems for taking time to speak with the kids at West Ashley High School.

Congratulations to the Wando High School Cyber Defense Club's Team 2 and their adviser Ms. Greenberg on placing 1st in the SC CyberPatriot Championships and being recognized at the 2019 EdTech Awards Luncheon in Greenville! #ThisisCCSD Charleston County School District

Thank you Charleston Women's Wellness Center for hosting Charleston County School District students from Baptist Hill Middle High School for a day of #JobShadowing doctors, nurses & ultrasound technicians! #ThisisCCSD

Last night Charleston County School District students in Chef Welsh's North Charleston HS Culinary Arts program prepared & served Maple Bacon Brussels Sprout Crostini at a special showcase in the Cultural Arts building at the Coastal Carolina Fair.

High school students with disabilities get new kind of job training

THIS! A new program at a Charleston County high school is helping students with disabilities get ready for life after school.

Bread + Butter

Fish butchery class with @johnondocooks of @kiawahresort at West Ashley High School 🐟🐟🐟 #breadandbutterchs #cookingforafuture @ West Ashley High School

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Chef @katyhpowers of @theneighborhooddininggroup joined us at Burke High School to help our students master the art of breakfast foods 🥞🍳🤗. We loved having you join us, Katy! NDG is one of our longest running supporters. Thanks, guys! 💪💪💪 #breadandbutterchs #cookingforafuture

Thank you Bread + Butter for investing in West Ashley High School culinary arts students’ future career readiness!

It was meat butchery week with our West Ashley High School students. Chef @jasoncote112 of @kiawahresort taught us how to break down an entire subprimal cut of beef 🥩! We loved learning how to maximize every part of the cow. Thanks for joining us, Chef Jason 🙏 #breadandbutterchs #cookingforafuture #butcheryclass @ West Ashley High School

West Ashley High School

Day 2 of the Schwan’s Chef Collective

Several of our Culinary Arts students were able to work one on one today with Schwan's Company chefs to help create the meals that will be served tomorrow in the cafeteria.

#nutrition #schoollunch #schwanschefcollective

AWESOME Free Family Career Exploration Event this Saturday! Thank you BoomTownROI for hosting!

North Charleston school celebrates STEM challenge victory with trip to Space Center

Check out this excellent article from The Post and Courier / Lowcountry Parent on Charleston County School District students from Military Magnet Academy - MMA visiting NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston thanks to their success in a STEM focused competition sponsored by NASA South Carolina Space Grant Consortium! Students got an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the facility in Houston and even attended a dinner where Fred Haise, an Apollo 13 astronaut, gave a speech.

Bread + Butter

We were super pumped to have Chef Jake Stone from @salthousecatering in the classroom with us today. We learned about all things molecular gastronomy 🧪and made balsamic vinegar spheres! We also had @skirtcharleston in the house to do a feature on our Executive Director, Becky Burke @locavorelawyer 📸. What a great day! #breadandbutterchs #cookingforafuture #moleculargastronomy @ West Ashley High School

ATTN Charleston County School District students: Don't miss STEMapalooza Oct 12 at BoomTownROI hosted by National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) - Charleston and Charleston Women in Tech.

CTE 101

Don't miss this excellent video on the power of #CTE programs in preparing #FutureReady graduates!

Learn more about how Career Technical Education prepares learners for their futures while closing the skills gap for employers across the country.

New report highlights South Carolina's achievements in computer science education - Who's On The Move, the Computer Science Teachers Association, and the Expanding Computing Education Pathways Alliance, released the 2019 State of Computer Science Education report. The report shows South Carolina continues to be on the cutting edge in Computer Science policy and as a result, student particip...

North Charleston HS Health Science Students Empowered by Clinical Research Expert from MUSC

Thank you Francis Marion Beylotte III with MUSC Health for empowering Charleston County School District students at North Charleston high School in Dr. Cox's Health Science classroom with hands-on experience with tools used to place cardiac stents! READ MORE > On Friday, Sept. 13th, Mr. Francis Marion Beylotte III, MS from the Medical University of South Carolina visited Dr. Tawnya Cox's Health Science classroom at North Charleston High School. Mr. Beyl

Thank you for supporting Charleston County School District students at Military Magnet Academy - MMA with this excellent service project and contribution to their uniforms fund!

9/19 will be an exciting day for our club! Each year the Rotary Club of North Charleston Breakfast supports Military Magnet at their "Day of Success" event. Learn more about the Military Magnet Academy - MMA and how you can support them here:

Charleston County refocusing on career readiness with advanced studies centers

ICYMI > Charleston County School District will soon have 3 career centers, called Centers for Advanced Studies, with 2 under construction in North Charleston & West Ashley joining the CAS in Mt. Pleasant! Thx to Anne Emerson with WCIV | ABC News 4 for this story. With Garrett Academy set to close at the end of the 2019-20 school year, the Charleston County School District is preparing to replace the technology-focused school with three new career-oriented campuses. Garrett will be replaced by three Centers for Advanced Studies, a $127 million investment on t...

Bread + Butter, a local org that supports our Charleston County School District culinary arts programs, has a great event coming up this Saturday! Come out to Edmund's Oast Brewing Co. from 3-6pm for a family friendly ice cream social!

Thanks to all the Charleston County School District CTE Educators that made today's CTE Professional Development meetings meaningful and productive! Thanks to North Charleston High School for hosting and Microburst Learning for providing an update on EmployABILITY Skills! And, thank you to the CCSD Help Desk pros for providing support for our teachers during the event! It's going to be a great year!

Trident Tech offering free tuition on dozens of in-demand programs this fall

Another great story from WCBD News 2 on this Terrific Opportunity for Charleston County School District students to attend Trident Technical College for Free! NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Hey, Lowcountry – how does FREE college sound? Trident Technical College is offering free tuition on dozens of classes this fall if you enroll in specific in-demand …

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