Don’t miss this chance on Feb. 6 to explore high school career and technical education opportunities

Students, parents and members of the public are invited to explore 36 career and technical education opportunities during open houses on Feb. 6. Teachers, students, business partners, industry representatives and school administrators will answer questions and provide demonstrations as visitors take self-guided tours.

  • Open house at the Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse, 10101 Courthouse Road, will be 1-3 p.m. Feb. 6. Courses available at this site are A+/Cisco; automotive collision repair and refinish; automotive technology; baking and pastry arts; child development; commercial photography; computer systems technology; cosmetology; criminal justice; culinary arts; dental occupations; digital arts and design and 3-D animation; electricity; heating, ventilation and air conditioning; landscaping and turf management; legal systems administration; medical assistant; medical biotechnologies; medical systems administration; nail technician; Oracle; plumbing and pipefitting; practical nursing; precision machining technology; residential carpentry; urban farming; and veterinary science.
  • Open house at the Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road, will be 2-4 p.m. Feb. 6. Courses available at this site are advanced CAD and modeling; baking and pastry arts; barbering; culinary arts; environmental biotechnologies; firefighting; global logistics and enterprise systems; health-assisting careers; homeland security; mechatronics; physical and occupational therapy; and veterinary science.

Chesterfield County students can enroll in a technical program and still maintain a college-preparatory schedule. Students can graduate with a high school diploma, a marketable skill, job experience and the academic background to apply for college. In many Chesterfield County career and technical education programs, students can earn tuition-free college credits from John Tyler Community College while earning high school graduation credits.

Students in grades 9-11 may apply for admission to the Career and Technical Centers and are selected based on grades, attendance, behavior, counselor’s evaluation and other factors. Feb. 17 is the deadline; acceptance letters will be mailed in mid-March. The application is available here:

CTC-@-Courthouse-veterinary-science CTC-@-Hull-barbering CTC-@-Hull-culinary-arts