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

November is National Career Development Month!
CTE Partners with Business Supporters!

Students participating in mock interviewVolunteers with student participating in mock interview
Mrs. Gambill, WWHS Health Science teacher teamed up with Mrs. Falise, Career Development Coordinator to give students a mock interview experience with the help of our local business partners.  Students learned about resume writing and interview skills (special thanks to Debbie Furr from Wilkes Community College) prior to their mock interview.  Students dressed to impress and came prepared with a copy of their resume when they sat for their individual interviews. 
We would like to give a special thanks to Shane Triplett from Lowe's Companies, Tracy Mays from Avante, Karenanne Tragdon from Villages of Wilkes, Camilla Lovette from State Employees Credit Union, and Jack Lynch from BB&T Bank for making this such a real experience for our students. 
As a result of this experience, students were able to receive valuable feedback from hiring managers and turn their jitters into confidence as they prepare for their futures!
Fall 2017 Healthcare Challenge 
Healthcare Challenge Participants Fall 2017 Healthcare Challenge Participants @ Wilkes Medical Center.  Students are represented from all high schools.  Students learned about the many career opportunities within Wilkes Medical Center and had the opportunity to job shadow in 3 different departments of their choice.
CTE in the News!
Thanks to the support of our local business partners, high school juniors & seniors have the opportunity to gain real-world work experience.  Internships are a valuable part of our career development program and allow students to validate their career interests and make post-secondary plans.  Employers also benefit from building brand awareness and gaining exposure to talent early.  Through internships, Wilkes County Schools in partnership with our local businesses are supporting the well-being of our local community and helping to prepare students for the competitive college admission process and/or workforce.
      Newspaper article of Karen Anderson
   Article courtesy of Wilkes Journal Patriot 9/29/17

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.