Career and Technical Education

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


    Announcements: Staff, parents and students are invited to participate in Make it in Union Manufacturing Awareness week during October 2nd-6th. Union County is fortunate to be the home of several successful manufacturers, each bringing a unique perspective to this region.  Union County Public Schools is joining with South Piedmont Community College, Union County Chamber of Commerce and Make It in Union County by participating, promoting and supporting this event where local industry partners are opening their doors to allow residents to tour and experience what happens in their facilities.  


    For more information, please see the below flyer:


    You all are also invited to attend the manufacturing showcase with all companies represented on Thursday afternoon October 5th from 3-6 pm. Please go to Make it in Union County to sign up for the showcase and evening tour events that are offered. 


    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.