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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.

February is CTE Month: Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow
February is CTE Month® , when the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) recognizes the dedicated teachers, administrators, students and companies working to make Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs a valuable vocational pathway. This year’s theme is “Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow,” underlining the importance of readying today’s students to join the workforce of tomorrow.
We would like to give a special thanks to our hard working educators, administrators, students and business partners for their individuals roles in making our CTE program a success!

February 2017 CTE Month Newsletter
CTE Celebrates NC Computer Science Education Week (Dec 5-11th)

Mrs. Walker, Business, Finance, and Information Technology Teacher at North Wilkes High hosted a coding event during Smart Lunch. Students were introduced to computer science and learned the basic skills of coding.  We celebrate computer science education week to educate our students and to broaden participation in the field of computer science.
Did you know that coding skills are needed in the following occupations?
1.  CNC Machine Tool Programmers ($49,000/yr)
2.  Computer Programmers ($79,000/yr)
3.  Software Developers ($98,000/yr)
*salaries are based on national average, information was obtained from www.onetonline.org
CTE Partners with Wilkes Central High School to make the Manufacturing Career Fair a Success!
Two hundred and twenty-one freshman spent time at the Manufacturing Career Fair learning from different businesses and careers associated with manufacturing on Monday, December 5th at the first Wilkes Central Career Fair.  Nine manufacturers from Alexander, Wilkes, and Surry were represented which included Allura, Craftmaster Furniture, Gardner Glass Products, Meadows Mills, LuRay Textiles, Weyerhauser, Schneider Mills, Tyson, and Anchor Coffee Company.  Representatives from Wilkes Community College were also in attendance to talk to the students.
Upperclassmen were also given the opportunity to visit and talk with the representatives during their Smart Lunch
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, 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 alguna 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, y provee acceso igual a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados, excepto cuando la exención sea la apropiada o permitida por la ley.