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What is Career Readiness or CTE?
The Career Readiness Department (or Career and Technical Education) strives to provide education that is focused on teaching technical and high level problem solving skills through real-world applications in all of the different program areas. Students have many opportunities in different pathways that will help prepare them for life after high school; whether it be at a four-year university, a two-year community or technical college, straight into a career, or some combination. In many courses students also have an oportunity to receive industry recognized certifications. Events are also held for students to showcase their talents in such areas as Robotics, STEM Events, a Culinary Competition and Film Festival, and more. More information about CTE.
Academy Pathway Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will open on December 1, 2018. If you are interested in an Academy Pathway, you can find more information, including the application here.
Do you know all the opportunites available to students in UCPS when they reach high school? The Departments of College and Career Readiness are working together to host a High School Program Expo on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 9:30am - 1:00pm at SPCC's Tyson Family Center for Technology (3509 Old Charlotte Hwy, Monroe, NC 28110). Click here to view a list of the programs that will be represented and to find the registration link.
Holiday Bake Shop
Do you like sweets? Come out and support various Foods & Culinary classes by sampling sweets created by students from around UCPS. The event will occur along with the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Downtown Monroe on December 1, 2018 starting at 6:00pm. Proceeds go to the New Century Scholars Program.
Fall Robotics Classic
The Fall Robotics Classic will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 starting at 8:30am at SPCC's Tyson Family Center for Technology (3509 Old Charlotte Hwy, Monroe, NC 28110). Students from UCPS middle and high schools will be set to compete in their own divisions in the VEX Competition for this year. Come out and see what it's all about!
Would you like to get paid to go to high school? The Pre-Apprenticeship Application for the 2019-2020 school year will open on December 1, 2018. If you are interested in a Pre-Apprenticeship, you can find more information, including the application here.
CTE 101 from CareerTech.org
Director of Career Readiness
Historic Old Post Office
407 N. Main Street Monroe, NC 28112