About CTE


The mission of Career & Technical Education (CTE) is to help students prepare to be Enrolled in the college of their choice, Enlisted in the military, and or Employed in the career they have trained for.

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 a 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.


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
  • Finance
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics