Career and Technical Education
Read the Welcome Letter from Ms. Bartell, Career Development Coordinator.
On Tuesday, May 15th at 4:00 pm Parkwood High School will host its first ever Annual UCPS Construction Academy Expo. Approximately 50 people from local businesses, UCPS staff and students will participate in a banquet and information session. The goal of this event is for industry professionals to meet our qualified students and give them an opportunity to network with each other. This provides our students with possible employment opportunities after graduation as well as area businesses to work with each other. We look forward to this partnership between school and community and the benefits that it provides to all.
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.
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