Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse

Career and Technical Center @ Hull

The Department of Career and Technical Education of Chesterfield County Public Schools invites you to explore your options.

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Are you exploring your options? Have you ever wondered about the classes and programs offered through the Department of Career and Technical Education? There are a variety of opportunities for Chesterfield County students interested in exploring all their career options. Students of the 21st century will need advanced technical training and skills. Today’s job market reflects this change in career trends. New and exciting opportunities are waiting!

Come check out Network Administration, Cisco and A+ Certification, Desktop Publishing, Marketing and Customer Relations Management, Culinary Arts and Practical Nursing, just to name a few. These are careers of the future—careers where the demand for skilled workers is great.

Opportunities for high school graduates can also be found through the Department of Career and Technical Education. Classes in nursing, Cisco and others are open to adult students on a space-available basis. Additionally, ABC apprenticeship programs are held during the evening at the Chesterfield Technical Center.

The Chesterfield County Department of Career and Technical Education has joined hands with local business and industry as a means of keeping ahead of the ever-changing job market curve. Teaching students the skills needed for them to succeed is our goal. The future is here; the future is now! Explore your options!

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Did You Know?

  • Approximately 75% of the jobs of the future will not require a college diploma.
  • Approximately 50% of college freshmen do not return for their second year.
  • The Wall Street Journal currently reports a shortage of 885,000 technically skilled workers.
  • Workers with technical skills can earn more than $50,000 a year within one year of graduating high school.
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 8 out of 10 of the fastest growing occupations do not require a college degree.
  • Many employers will pay you to continue your training and education.
  • The future has never been brighter for those with technical skills and training.


Chesterfield County Public Schools
Career and Technical Education
10101 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, VA  23832

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Dr. David Eshelman, Ed.D.
Executive Principal for Career and Technical Education
Chesterfield County Public Schools
Instructional Division Center
600 Southlake Boulevard
North Chesterfield, Virginia  23236
Phone  (804) 594-1681, ext.645

Barbara Hancock-Henley
Program Manager
Family and Consumer Sciences, Marketing, Technology Education, Trade & Industrial, Career Connections
Phone  (804) 768-6165, ext. 1515

Georgia Kirkpatrick
Career and Technical Education and Adult Education
Industry Credential Testing and Workforce Coordinator
Phone (804) 768-6160, ext.1056