All Career and Technical Education program areas are offered regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability.
“The STEM initiative is integral in schools and education today. Without technology and engineering there would be no STEM. In theory, the “TE” is the adhesive that meshes and creates the collaboration between different education disciplines that forms the foundation of education today.This foundation provides integration and connections for students to see how knowledge from the classroom is used in the real world. This new found awareness within the educational system will better prepare students for the future college programs and careers of today and tomorrow.” – Sam Leone
To encourage more students to work toward a selected industry credential or state license while pursuing a high school diploma, the Path to Industry Certification: High School Industry Credentialing program was developed. All Chesterfield course sequences lead to a credential. A credential is defined as:
1.State-Issued Professional License, required for entry into a specific occupation as determined by a Virginia state licensing agency (Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Cosmetology);
2.Full Industry Certification, from a recognized industry, trade, or professional association validating essential skills of a particular occupation (A+ CompTIA, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP);
3.Pathway Industry Certification, which may consist of entry-level exams as a component of a suite of exams in an industry certification program leading toward full certification (Automotive Service Excellence, (ASE), Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS); or
4.Occupational competency assessment, a national standardized assessment of skills/knowledge in a specific career and/or technical area, (NOCTI).
All Chesterfield Career and Technical Education program opportunities are offered regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability.