CCSD Career & Technology Education

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

[05/14/20]   The Charleston County School District students' Summer Career Exploration Opportunities list has been updated with several excellent virtual camps!

Palmetto Cybersecurity Summer Camp

Keep posted for information about registration, coming this JUNE!

Project Lead The Way honors five CCSD schools Project Lead The Way honors five CCSD schools By The Charleston Chronicle | May 12, 2020 | 0 Morningside Middle School Charleston County School District (CCSD) is proud to announce five schools have been named Distinguished Schools by Project Lead The Way (PLTW), either as a High School or Gateway S...

More info soon on this annual summer camp for students interested in computer science, cybersecurity, & IT related careers!
Thank you to Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) in Charleston (formally SPAWAR) for offering this rich career exploration opportunity for Charleston County School District students!

Exciting summer career exploration opportunity for Charleston County School District! More info soon!

Summer Girls Camp for rising 8th and 9th grade girls. We are going virtual this year due to COVID-19.

SC Aeronautical Training Center

Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!

We have virtual tour sessions available next week! Virtual tours are hosted live by SC Aeronautical Training Center Building Coordinators, who will provide information on our programs and answer any questions you may have. Virtual tours are available for individuals, groups and classes including students from any grade! Email us at [email protected] for more information or to schedule a 30 minute virtual tour

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Finding a new normal: A local non-profit leader adjusts both her work and her life in the COVID-19 era - CHStoday

Great Story from CHStoday on Charleston County School District Community Partner Be A Mentor's Executive Director Alexandra Moor, and how the organization is overcoming the challenge of COVID-19. As our community works to collectively adjust to this new normal, we want to share the perspectives of people in the Charleston community who are working to adapt their lifestyles, family dynamics, business models, workflow, + more during the COVID-19 pandemic....

Seven 6-Month Certificate Programs That Lead to Good Jobs

Excellent info from Tallo App on high wage career certifications in #CHS for Charleston County School District seniors! #ThisisCCSD #FutureReadyCTE No time for formal education? No stress. Stop by Tallo to learn a few of the best 6-month certificate programs that lead to great jobs.

Association for Career and Technical Education

CTE Distance Learning Topic of the Day: Labs. Culinary teachers are asking students to take video/step-by-step photos of themselves as they prepare a recipe. How are you having students practice their skills and fulfill lab hours? Everyone who shares their ideas on this and other topics by April 15 will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card. #CareerTechDistanceEd

VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS | Boeing | Discovery Education

Don't miss the awesome Virtual Field Trips available at The Boeing Company's Future U website! VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS Inspiring Tomorrow’s Innovators Bring the real world into the classroom by taking students on a journey to places outside their city, country, even planet. These behind-the-scenes videos transport students to places where innovation meets creativity and shows there is no one pa...

R.B. Stall High School CTE Teacher & Yearbook Advisor Mrs. Whitney and her students were recognized with a Certificate of Achievement from publishing company Balfour for their exemplary work! Warrior Events Charleston County School District #ThisisCCSD #FutureReadyCTE

Disconnected and Disadvantaged: Schools Race to Give Students Access - Charleston Business News - Charleston Regional Development Alliance News & Blog Millions of children don’t have internet access at home but schools are getting creative to deliver distance learning tools.

7 Fastest-Growing Jobs with an Associate’s Degree

Compelling story from Tallo App about high demand, high wage careers available in Charleston with an Associate's Degree. What associate degree jobs are growing fastest? In this guide from Tallo, we cover the most in-demand, high-paying jobs that only require a two-year degree.

Charleston students 3D printing, sewing face masks for medical workers in need

Both West Ashley High School and Charleston County School of the Arts Middle & High School CTE teachers & students receive well deserved recognition in this article by The Post and Courier! Charleston-area students and community members are working together to help medical professionals during the global pandemic.

Well deserved recognition!

Being out of school didn't prevent us from recognizing the incredible work that our teachers are doing while we are social distancing.

Today, members of the Admin Team got together (separately) to congratulate Nick Holmes for being named the March 2020 Zaxby's Teacher of the Month!!

Mr. Holmes and several of his Mechatronics students have been using their 3D printers to produce masks for health care professionals to use as they fight the coronavirus.

He is the winner of a $50 Zaxby's gift card and some Zaxby's swag.

Congratulations Mr. Holmes!!

PSA - Don't forget to support local businesses during this time. The drive thru window at Zaxby's is still open! They would love for you to stop by!

#UnitetheWest #ThisIsWestAshley

Lowcountry Strong: West Ashley High School using 3D printers to make masks for healthcare workers Innovators at the Medical University of South Carolina came up with a design to 3D print masks and they are hoping anyone with a 3D printer will help.

Congrats Darren Michaels, Moultrie Middle School PLTW - Project Lead The Way #CTE Teacher, on being named Middle School Teacher of The Year by VFW Post 10624!
#ThisisCCSD #FutureReadyCTE Charleston County School District

Day at Work Videos - ConnectED

Charleston County School District VIRTUAL CAREER DAY > Check out this excellent virtual career exploration website with "Day at Work" virtual job shadowing videos with 50+ diverse professions! Far too many students leave high school without a clear sense of their future career options. We have produced this collection of Day at Work videos to help youth better understand the rapidly changing world of work, and the skills needed to be successful in the 21st century.

PHOTOS: SOA students sew masks for health workers

Check out these awesome Charleston County School of the Arts Middle & High School students stepping up to help! #ThisisCCSD #FutureReadyCTE Charleston County School District NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Costume and Fashion Design students at Charleston County School of the Arts (SOA) have been preparing for the annual SOA Fashion Show all year. Unfortunately, …

ATTN Charleston County School District students > Check out this excellent LIVE career exploration opportunity provided by Rotary International District 7770!

Rotary Career Talk speakers for the next week

Monday March 30th- Joel Collins,Lake Murray Irmo Rotary Club (Career-Professor)

Wednesday April 1st- Michael Arndt,Lexington Rotary Club (Career- Salesman)

Friday April 3rd- Nina Marshtein, Charleston Breakfast Rotary Club (Career-Geologist)

Calling All Rotarians, Parents, Students, and Educators - We are exited to announce the launch of our Rotary Career Talks VIRTUALLY!! Rotarians have and continue to provide interactions with students by going into their local schools and providing career and vocational experiences as a means to assist with their decisions about career choices. During this period of "social distancing" and school closures we are taking our Rotary Career Talks to Facebook. These talks will be featured on our Rotary District 7770 page LIVE on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11am.

Live 5 News

WCSC Live 5 News is offering an educational behind the scenes look at the news.

Welcome to Live 5 Classroom. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm we will educate, inform, enlighten, and maybe even entertain you. So get the kids and everyone together. We will get through this Coronavirus pandemic together.


Thank you We Are Boeing SC for sharing the good news about this terrific resource for Charleston County School District students interested in #STEM focused career pathways: #ThisisCCSD #FutureReadyCTE

Virtual Visits - South Carolina Aquarium

Thank you South Carolina Aquarium for providing a "Virtual Visits" digital programming page for awesome #STEM based lessons! Charleston County School District While the Aquarium remains temporarily closed to the public in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to stay connected!

West Ashley holds 2020 South Carolina Robotics Championship

Yesterday, students from Charleston County School District and other SC high schools competed in the 2020 VEX Robotics Championship at West Ashley High School > Thank you Antonio Stinson, WCBD News 2 for this excellent story: #ThisisCCSD #FutureReadyCTE Thx Nick! West Ashley High School Robotics Team WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCBD) – Students from more than 30 high schools in the state gathered at West Ashley High School to put their robotic skills to the test. The 2020 South Carolina VEX Roboti…

Congratulations to Nathan Gillner, Senior and double CTE Completer in PLTW - Project Lead The Way and Mechatronics at West Ashley High School, for earning a special CTE scholarship awarded yesterday by SCACTE - South Carolina Association for Career and Technical Education. Nathan serves as the captain of the West Ashley High School Robotics Team and will be attending Clemson University in the fall to study industrial engineering. #ThisisCCSD Charleston County School District #FutureReadyCTE

Coronavirus (COVID-19) / Coronavirus Update

Please check the following page regularly for the lasted official Charleston County School District news on the coronavirus: Coronavirus (COVID-19) news from both the national and state level is very fluid and changing daily. The safety and health of our students and staff are of utmost importance, and we are implementing preventive protocols as we monitor and prepare to react to ever-changing conditions. As we have state...

70,000 skilled trade jobs up for grabs in the Palmetto State

High Wage Jobs Available in South Carolina - READ MORE > They're high paying jobs, but businesses are struggling. It's not because they lack customers, they just can't find enough staff.

Elks Club Organizes Municipal Career Exploration Event and Luncheon for Garrett, St. Johns, and Baptist Hill High School Students

80+ Charleston County School District students from 3 high schools participated in the Charleston Elks Lodge 242 Student Government Day. Thank you to the members of the Elks Lodge 242 of Charleston for organizing a very special career exploration event with local municipalities for students from Garrett Academy, St. Johns High School

[03/11/20]   PAID Summer Internships Available with Boeing SC, Charleston County Government, US Army Research Labs & more! FULL LIST HERE:

West Ashley High School DECA

Lupe Chavez, WAHS Class of 2019 says that the High School CTE program she participated in made her college and career ready by helping her manage time, separating school from life, talking to new people, and learning how to use the Microsoft apps. Here she is at her new home!

#cteinsc #futurereadycte @westashleyhighschool @sc_deca

Summer Opportunities for Career Exploration

Charleston County School District students seeking Summer Camps, Internships & Employment, check out this list of opportunities >

West Ashley High School DECA

CTE Facts:
- 91% of high school graduates who earned 2-3 CTE credits enrolled in college.
- Between 2012 and 2022 there will be 50,557,900 job openings for CTE graduates
- 95% of CTE students graduate high school, which is 10% higher than the national average.

DECA Facts:
- DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high school and colleges around the globe
- 91% of DECA members report that DECA has influenced their future plans
- DECA has 235,000 members and is in 8 different countries
- DECA members are five times more likely to own their own business.

#CTE students in action at West Ashley High School

This team performed exceptionally well today and took 2nd at the first annual SC Junior Chef competition. The dish was a phenomenal SC grown chicken and vegetable stir fried rice.
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#CTE Proud at West Ashley High School #ThisisCCSD

These two young ladies poured their hearts into these dishes, beefy pork m beans and beefy stroganoff. Bravo👏 @ West Ashley High School

Don’t miss this awesome student led event at West Ashley High School!

Please join us for A Taste of West Ashley on Thursday, February 20th at 5:30 p.m.

During the event we will showcase many of the programs and academic opportunities that we have to offer to students in West Ashley.

The event is open to the entire community, especially students in elementary and middle school.

#UnitetheWest #ThisIsWestAshley

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