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Career & Technical Education

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DAVIE COUNTY CTE leads the way in North Carolina! 

2015-2016

Davie County CTE #1 in North Carolina

Davie County students and teachers lead the way for percentage of students scoring proficient on Technical Attainment on  state exams!!!   Technical Attainment is a measure of growth in  Career and Technical Education courses.   

Academic Attainment in Mathematics represented the highest rate of proficiency in North Carolina and the NorthWest Region.  Academic Attainment is measured on a student's EOC score in Math 1.

Graduation Rate:  The graduation rate for  CTE concentrators is 96% which is 6% higher than the state goal.

Post Secondary Placement:  CTE Concentrators have a clearly defined path for their future.  98% of the concentrators were employed, or enrolled in a higher education program.   

Mission Statement

Career and Technical Education in the Davie County School system sparks curiosity and passion for learning, promotes individual excellence and challenges students to accept personal responsibility as citizens in a diverse community. Career and Technical Education embraces the district mission by providing programs that empower students to be successful citizens, workers, and leaders in a global economy. Career and Technical Education in Davie County is an integral part of the "whole school experience." The educational community in Davie County strives to provide a seamless transition to educational and career goals while inviting and encouraging collaboration through partnerships with the community and beyond, opening the doors to a global perspective.

CTE at Davie County High School
Partnering with parents and the middle schools, Davie County High School helps students plan their high school coursework. The courses of study give students options for entering the work world and continuing their education.

Rising 9th grade students develop a four-year plan using Career Cruising. Students indicate a course of study that aligns with their post-secondary goals and selects a four credit concentration. The concentrations are based on either pathways or Career Clusters. Pathways are available through Career and Technical Education including Agriculture, Business Information Technology, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Sciences, Technology Engineering Design, and Trade & Industry.Information on individual courses and program areas offered across the state of North Carolina can be located by clicking on the following link:  CTE Essential Standards

                                                                 Credentials
Career and Technical Education provides opportunities for students to earn credentials. Students who obtain credentials place themselves in a better position to compete at the next level either career or post-secondary education depending on their career/college interest. Building a digital portfolio including credentials is now possible for high school Career and Technical Education students.  In 2014-2015 CTE students at Davie County High School earned over 1,000 nationally recognized credentials an increase of over 300 credentials.  

WorkKeys
WorkKeys, a Career Readiness Credential, is administered to seniors identified as CTE concentrators.  The Career Readiness Certificate identifies the student's competency level in math, reading, and locating information.  Local business identify candidates for employment using the competency information.  During the 2014-15 school year, 170 CTE Concentrators earned a Career Readiness Credential.   Davie High School was #3 in the state of North Carolina for the number of students tested earning a silver or above on the ACT WorkKeys Career Readiness Credentialing Exam.

AutoDesk
Students enrolled in Davie High's drafting program, will be afforded the opportunity to sit for the certification tests to hold the industry recognized credential in AutoCad, Inventor, Rivit.  These credentialing exams were offered for the first time in 2014-15.   


Microsoft IT Academy
Students enrolled in Microsoft IT Academy: Word, Power Point or Excel and Access will take the Microsoft Office Specialist credentialing exams in Word, Microsoft.    To earn the nationally recognized credential, students must earn both the Word AND PowerPoint credential -- this was accomplished by 108 students in 2014-15.   Students earning both the Microsoft Access AND Excel credential totaled 20.   

Health Science II    The American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR and First Aid credential is incorporated as an important piece of the curriculum in Health Science II.  At the end of the course students take the National Consortium for Health Science Education exam.   

North Carolina Nurse Aide I   This credential is available to students enrolled in the Career College Promise Pathway for Certified Nurse Assistant program.   

ServSafe Food Protection Managers Certification
Recognized in the restaurant industry, ServSafe ensures that students know and understand cleanliness and safety in a kitchen/restaurant setting.

ProStart I, II   Students work toward earning their Certificate of Recognition Level One and Level Two sponsored by the National Restaurant Association in these two courses.  Students earn intern and service learning hours as they accomplish the Level One and Two certificates.

Early Childhood Education  I, II   Students earn service learning experience by visiting and working in childcare establishments and in elementary classrooms.  Students must earn the American Heart Health Care Providers CPR credential in this couse.  They have an opportunity to enroll in Career and College Promise courses and complete the Lead Teacher Equivalency Certification.

NCCER
Recognized in the construction industry, NCCER assures students know construction related competencies as well as OSHA standards.   170 NCCER credentials were earned during th 2014-15 school year in our construction classes.

ASE Student Certification
Students with a concentration in automotive technologies have an opportunity to take the ASE Student Certification exams. ASE Student Certification is the first step in building a career as a service professional by providing students with their first industry-recognized certification through ASE.

Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrtor, Adobe Dreamweaver, and Adobe Premier
Students in Digital Media and Advanced Digital Media have an opportunity to earn credentials in each of these Adobe products.


Middle Schools in Davie County 
Students enrolled in Davie County's middle schools explore career interests. Using "Career Cruising" students focus on their strengths and narrow down their career interests. Students will complete a four-year high school plan to help them stay on target to reach their ultimate career choice. Inquiry based learning provides students opportunities to explore career opportunities in Family and Consumer Science, Business and Marketing, and Technology Innovation and Design. Computer applications modules provide techniques and skills that are critical in today's world-class environment.  Students enrolled in Exploring Life Skills have the opportunity to earn credentials in Vault (Personal Finance), Food Handlers Certificate, and Red Cross Babysitting certificate.

For more information please contact:

Donna McNeil
Director

Career and Technical Education
mcneild@davie.k12.nc.us 

336 751-5921