Career and Technical Education

  • Read the Welcome Letter  from Ms. Bartell, CTE Coordinator.


    Announcements: Parents, Students and Staff are invited to the 4th annual Spring Robotics Competition held on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Gates open at 8:00 am and admission is free. The Robotics Competition will be held at the Tyson Family Center for Technology 3509 Old Charlotte Hwy. Monroe, NC 28110

    Students: Are you interested in Automotive or Collision Repair?

    The Transportation academy open house is on Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 from 6:30-8:00 pm at Central Academy of Technology and Arts 600 Brewer Drive Monroe, NC 28112. 

    Seniors there is still time for you to register for the Union County Career Fair at SPCC taking place next Tuesday, March 27th from 9-12. Please see Ms. Bartell in guidance for a permission slip. Don't miss out on this wonderful career opportunity!



    Quick Overview of Programs

    Inside the greenhouse

    View or print the Parkwood CTE Program brochure.

    CTE Mission and Purpose:

    The mission of Career-Technical Education (CTE) is to help empower students for effective participation in an international economy as world-class workers and citizens. CTE fulfills this mission by:
    1. Preparing students for postsecondary education in career-technical fields and lifelong learning.
    2. Preparing students for initial and continued employment.
    3. Assisting students in making educational and career decisions.
    4. Applying and reinforcing related learning from other disciplines.
    5. Assisting students in developing decision-making, communication, problem-solving, leadership, and citizenship skills.
    6. Preparing students to make informed consumer decisions and apply practical life skills.
    7. Making appropriate provisions for students with special needs to succeed in career-technical education programs.

    CTE Program Areas:

    Parkwood High School offers competency-based courses in five program areas, with each area having school-based, work-based, or community-based learning opportunities.
    1. Agriculture Education
    2. Business & Information Technology Education
    3. Family and Consumer Sciences Education
    4. Health Science Education
    5. Marketing Education
    6. Trade and Industrial Education

    Combined with other academic offerings, career-technical education assists all enrollees with career goals and high school graduation requirements. All programs in career-technical education are designed to contribute to the broad educational achievement of students.

    Did you know... Parkwood students can take CTE classes at other UCPS locations if they have their own transportation. Interested in other academies besides those at PWHS? See Ms. Bartell to learn more.

    Please follow @PWHScareers on Twitter for updates on career information, jobs, resources etc. as they come in throughout the year.