Henrico’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) and the Virginia Department of Education actively partners with business and industry to design and provide high quality, dynamic programs to meet current, emerging and projected labor market needs. Our 16 career clusters (soon to be 17) help students investigate careers and design a rigorous and relevant plan of study to advance their career goals. Each career cluster contains multiple pathways that represent a common set of academic, technical and employability skills. Career pathways lead to credentials that qualify students for a range of career opportunities from entry to professional level.
Henrico CTE has its own Business Advisory Board so that we are able to get feedback from business and industry leaders on what our student’s training and education needs to so they will be at the cutting edge of today and tomorrow’s technology and business needs. All of our programs offer one or more industry certifications state licenses or college credits to ensure they are ready for college and career. Every one of the career paths available through our programs are not just in demand but are in some level of crisis. From there not being enough computer technicians or programmers in the marketplace to there being a decades-long deficit of young people getting into the traditional and new collar trades.