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Career & Technical Education 
      Wilkes County Schools
Mission Statement
To create a highly trained and sustainable workforce by empowering students to become successful citizens, workers, and leaders in a global economy.

 Mrs. Minton's Foods 2 Class
@ Biltmore Estate
Together we are Better!
CTE & GEAR UP* partner with local businesses to make out-of-classroom experience a reality for Mrs. Minton's Foods 2 class at West Wilkes High School. 
Mrs. Minton had a vision to give her Foods 2 students an opportunity to experience and witness first hand, the skills, knowledge, and realities related to working in Hospitality & Tourism and Culinary Arts.  
As the vision was implemented,  students benefited from Farm-to-Table lessons, soft skills training, and career exploration.  
The culminating grande-finale experience included a day trip to Asheville, NC for a guided educational tour of the beautiful Biltmore Estate, The Inn on Biltmore Estate with behind the scene tours of guest rooms and kitchen areas, and lastly, an informational session and tour of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality & Tourism Programs at AB Technical Community College.
Through these experiences students were able to apply their classroom knowledge and develop a real-world perspective of what a college experience and ultimately a career in these fields would be like.  Each student walked away with information, resources, and memories that will help them plan for their future!
This educational trip would not have been possible without the generous support of Spectrum Hospitality, 6th & Main Restaurant, Claudine's Diner, Krispy Kreme, Food Lion (Millers Creek), and Hardee's (Wilkesboro).  We cannot thank them enough!!
*GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a federally funded college access program designed to increase the number of students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education immediately after high school (https://gearup.appstate.edu/).

Knowledge and Application of Technology Skills
In our rapidly changing, hyper-connected world, it's important to us that our students have the
technology skill set to be competitive!
Mrs. Woodie, West Wilkes High School
MultiMedia & Webpage Design
Task: Using Adobe Premiere Pro, Audacity, and Canva create media on topic Surviving Freshman Year

Vision Statement
To eliminate unemployment in Wilkes County by strategically aligning educational offerings with the needs of local business and industry.
Non-Discrimination Statement
In compliance with federal laws, Wilkes County Schools administers all locally operated educational programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination because of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, color, age, marital status, pregnancy, military service, disability, or gender, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups, except where exemption is appropriate and allowed by law. 

Declaración Sobre la Discriminación
De acuerdo con las leyes federales todos los programas educativos locales y toda actividad de empleo del sistema escolar del condado de Wilkes se administra sin discriminación en base a la raza, la religión, el origen nacional o étnico, el color, la edad, el estatus marital, estado de embarazo, servicio militar, discapacidad o género, excepto cuando la exención sea la apropiada o permitida por ley.