CTE programs are designed to contribute to the broad educational achievement of students, including the development of academic, technical, and work readiness skills (the ability to work independently and as part of a team, think creatively, solve problems, and utilize technology). Students who complete CTE programs are prepared for successful transition into postsecondary education and work. Opportunities are available for students to earn college credits through selected courses and to prepare for licensure and/or industry certifications related to their programs of study.
Career & Technical Education supports programs and services in twelve middle schools, nine high schools, two Advanced Career Education (ACE) Centers, two adult education centers, the Academy at Virginia Randolph, and Virginia Randolph Education Center. The department is responsible for monitoring and evaluating existing programs and for designing new programs and services consistent with student needs. Opportunities are provided for adults to improve basic reading, writing, and mathematics competencies; earn a high school credential; and strengthen specific job skills through a comprehensive adult education program.
In 2015-2016, the enrollment in CTE middle and high school courses was 26.336 (duplicated count– students are counted more than once when enrolled in two or more courses). The enrollment in Adult Education programs was 6,751.
Henrico Career & Technical Education supports programs and services in the following areas or career clusters:
- Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education
- Architecture and Construction
- Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
- Business Management and Administration
- Education and Training
- Government and Public Administration
- Health Science
- Hospitality and Tourism
- Human Services
- Information Technology
- Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
- Transportation, Distribution and Logistics