CTE In the News


Articles, Videos, and Audio about the Changes in the World of CTE Education Today

WRIC 8 News: Henrico high school students build classrooms at Regency Square Mall for adult learners. Click here for the story. 09/29/2022

NBC 12 News: Henrico students renovating Regency Square into classrooms. Click here for the story. 09/21/2022

Henrico Citizen: Henrico Schools earns 2022 VSBA Excellence in Workforce Readiness Award. Click here for the story. 08/23/2022

Henrico Citizen: Companies, students partner to replace West End Manor Civic Association’s roof. Click here for the story.  07/16/2022

Henrico Citizen: Students show off skills at Henrico Schools’ Career Rodeo. Click here for the story. 03/17/2022

The Virginia Gazette

Rising need for workers in manufacturing jobs in post-pandemic economy by Glenn Marshall

Every year the United States celebrates Labor Day and the impact American workers have had on the social and economic achievements contributing to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. As advanced manufacturing jobs return home in the post-pandemic economy, new factories need to be built, robots programmed, new infrastructure developed, and the talent pipeline needs to be replenished with skilled and career-ready workers. Click here to read the article.


Family Handyman

Why More Women Are Considering Careers in the Trades by Ashley Papa

Gone are the days when only men filled jobs in construction. There has never been a better time for women to consider a career in the trades. Click here to read the rest of the article.


The Hill

The college dropout problem most education advocates don’t talk about. BY FREDERICK M. HESS AND LANAE ERICKSON HATALSKY

Talk of higher education reform tends to focus, understandably enough, on the cost of college. After all, steady tuition increases, rising student debt, and eye-popping sticker prices at well-known colleges and universities leave too many students and parents wondering if college is out of reach. Click here to read the rest of the article.


National Review

In Praise of Trade School By

About a decade ago, I participated in a discussion hosted by the chamber of commerce in a university town about state policies regarding higher education. I’ll never forget the first comment I got from one of the attendees. Click here to read the rest of the article.


Henrico Now

The Hermitage Advanced Career Education Center recently earned HVAC Excellence certification, becoming one of just three high school programs in Virginia to hold such a designation. Click here to read entire article. 10/31/2018

Henrico Now

Henrico’s Growing Legacy in Technical Education:

When Mike Rowe, host of Discovery Channel’s program “Dirty Jobs,” calls Henrico Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs “a model for every other technical school in the country” and says he hopes others will follow Henrico’s lead, you know you’re doing something right.

Henrico CTE is planning for the future with new locations, innovative programs, and local business partnerships. Yet the County’s commitment to a skilled technical workforce goes way back. Click here to continue reading. 07/17/2018

Fox News
Henrico Career And Technical Education Centers’ Letter of Intent Signing Day was profiled on Fox and Friends. Click here for video. 04/20/2018

Henrico’s Career and Technical Education Director, Mac Beaton, was interviewed about our Letter of Intent Signing Day by Today.com’s “Parents” page. Click here for video. 04/18/2018

Henrico Citizen
‘Not just for athletes’: Signing Day ceremony celebrates CTE students. Click here for video. 04/07/2018

Richmond Times Dispatch
Va. education officials moving forward with plans that could transform how schools work – Later this month, Virginia’s Board of Education will get its first look at the draft of a plan being created to change graduation standards across the state, an effort aimed at better preparing students for new workforce realities.

The draft, which is scheduled to be presented at the board’s Sept. 22 meeting, is a major step in a process that is expected to change how high schools prepare the graduates who will enter as freshmen in 2018.

Changing these standards is part of a much larger state and federal effort to re-imagine education, one that includes transforming how students are assessed, how schools are evaluated and how high schools function. Click here to continue reading. 09/06/2016

Henrico Citizen
Teachers and administrators at Highland Springs and Hermitage celebrated the new name for the technical centers at both schools – Advanced Career Education Centers. Click here to continue reading. 3/25/2016

The Atlantic
Where Are All the High School Grads Going?
The latest national data shows that more students are getting their high-school diplomas than ever before. Just over 82 percent of the students who were high-school seniors during the 2013-14 year graduated, up from 81 percent the year before. The rate has inched up annually over the last few years, largely because of strides made by disadvantaged students—an accomplishment President Obama is likely to highlight in his State of the Union address Tuesday.
Click here to continue reading. 1/14/2016

CTE Provisions Included in Education Legislation
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSPLEX) — U.S. Senator Tim Kaine says the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, contains several provisions he authored, specifically addressing sexual assault prevention and strengthening career and technical education.
Click here to continue reading. 12/03/2015

Henrico Now

Henrico CTE Program Prepares Students for Success

Offering area businesses a highly skilled and career-ready workforce is a priority for Henrico, and helping to meet this need by giving local students the training they need for employment is the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program administered by Henrico County Public Schools. Click here to continue reading 10/6/2015


Throughout most of U.S. history, American high school students were routinely taught vocational and job-ready skills along with the three Rs: reading, writing and arithmetic.  9/11/2015


“Strengthening Skills Training and Career Pathways across the Transportation Industry” details the future growth areas or employment “hot spots” in…   9/4/2015


Continuing his five-day swing through Virginia, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine and his team on Wednesday spoke with ABB employees and other community leaders as the…  9/4/2015

Richmond Times Dispatch

Cocke: “VoTech” no more: High-tech jobs, options drive career education

As summer recedes in the rear-view mirror, more than 3,000 students are beginning their senior years at Henrico County schools. Click here to continue reading. 8/31/2015

Press Publications

Legislation bringing trades to the forefront of education 07/22/2015

Think Progress

Vocational Education Should Be For Everyone 07/22/2015

Henrico Citizen

Henrico teen honored at White House 07/22/2015

Henrico Citizen

HCPS students add skills, lobby Congress for technical education 07/01/2015

Augusta Free Press

Tim Kaine reintroduces Middle Step Act: Career, technical education pilot program in middle schools 06/19/2015

Daily Press


Motivating Girls to Choose STEM 6/23/2015

The Wall Street Journal

Computer Programming Is a Trade; Let’s Act Like It 3/30/15

Education Week News

Employers Are Integral to Career Tech Programs 3/27/15


Career and Technical Education Should Be the Rule, Not the Exception 3/12/15


Vocational Education Is Out; Career and Technical Education Is In 3/12/15

NPR – Ed

College? Career Tech? In Nashville, Teens Do Both  2/24/15

Augusta Free Press

Kaine renews push for career and technical education ahead of State of the Union 1/20/15

Wall Street Journal

The Life of a $140,000 -a- Year Welder 1/9/2015

Richmond Times Dispatch

Henrico schools see queue for technical education 1/6/15

Richmond Times Dispatch

Secretary of Commerce says state will try to boost technical education 12/19/2014

NPR – Marketplace

Rethinking vocational high school as a path to college (October 2014)

Washington Post:

What employers really want? Workers they don’t have to train (September 2014)

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