Welcome to Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) offers a wide variety of rigorous and engaging Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs designed to improve academic and technical understanding, offer leadership opportunities, and deliver instruction through realistic, hands-on applications. CTE instruction demonstrates the relevance and purpose in learning as students prepare for post-secondary experiences, whether they plan to enter the workforce directly, seek additional training, or enroll in a post-secondary institution. Please use the left column to navigate the available CTE programs that PWCS offers including both high school and middle school programs, certifications and industry credential results, and the CTE staff.


CTE Related Summer Opportunities

FBI Future Agents Training Program - Summer 2021

The FBI Washington Field Office Future Agents in Training program allows high school students ages 16-18, the opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today's FBI. Traditionally a weeklong in person training, the program will be held VIRTUALLY this year from August 3 to 5, 2021. The students are provided with several presentations on topics including terrorism, public corruption, cybercrime, polygraph exams, evidence response, SWAT, and the day-to-day operations of a typical FBI Office. Students will hear from Special Agents, Intelligence Analysts, Language Specialists, and Professional Staff about investigative tactics that include gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and assisting with cases.

Completed applications must be emailed as one attachment to wfocop@fbi.gov by May 31. Selected applicants will be notified of their status in June/July.

The application can be found at the FBI WFO Community Outreach website.

For any questions, please email WFOCOP@fbi.gov.


2021 American Cyber League STEM Innovators STEM Summer Camps

Your young innovators can dive into the hottest technology summer camps in the DMV with coding, hacking, robotics, 3D printing, drone building, and more - promoting continued education with hands on learning and projects.

2021 Summer Camp offerings include:

  • Autonomous Car Camp
  • 3D Printing Camp
  • Drone Hacking Camp
  • Build-Your-Own VR Camp

For more information or to register, please visit the CyberBytes Foundation website.

PWCS Summer Job Opportunities

PWCS has summer employment opportunities for Trades and Construction/Custodial Helpers. Candidates must be sixteen or over. Pay ranges from $10.00 to $10.50 per hour. Please see each job description for complete information and visit http://jobs.pwcs.edu/WorkSpace/ to complete an online application.

Construction/Custodial Helper

Performs custodial duties involving cleaning all parts of the school; and will also include receiving, carrying, and arranging deliveries, to include furniture and other school items. Employees will be expected to assist school staff in organizing classrooms.

Working Hours: Monday through Friday, daily. Hours include 6:00 am – 2:00 pm, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm, and 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Overtime or schedule changes may occasionally be required, especially at the end of the school year immediately after schools close.

Construction/Custodial Helper Job Description (PDF)

Trades Helper

Performs semi-skilled trade labor, assisting the employees in the Office of Facilities Services (OFS) employees in a variety of trades work in the following areas:

  • Landscaping/Mowing
  • Roofing Repair (must be at least 18 years old)
  • Masonry (Brick, Block, Concrete & Asphalt work)
  • Carpentry (Relocating & Restoring Trailers)
  • HVAC (Changing Filters, Organizing Mechanical Rooms)
  • Electrical & Plumbing
  • Custodial (Gym Floor Cleaning)

Working Hours: Monday through Friday, daily. Hours include 6:00 am – 2:00 pm, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Trades Helper Job Description (PDF)

Brentsville HS Horticulture Plant Sale in the New Greenhouse

Come visit the new PWCS Greenhouse at Brentsville District High School and browse the 2021 Plant Sale. The sale will be held on May 8-15 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from May 10-14 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Plants will also be donated to Plant a Row for the Hungry on May 16 in partnership with Greenwich Presbyterian Church. Community members can take donated plants home, grow them, and then donate the produce to local food banks or Prince William Food Rescue. Collection boxes will be available outside the greenhouse for donations to local food bank.

The greenhouse is located behind Brentsville District High School at 12109 Aden Road, Nokesville, Virginia 20181.

Please contact Horticulture teacher, Amy Beard, with any questions at beardax@pwcs.edu.

Northern Virginia Community College Free STEM Careers Exploration Session

Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) is offering a free Virtual STEM Careers Exploration Session focusing on Data Center Operations and Cybersecurity. High School and current NVCC students who attend will learn about these NVCC Degrees and career pathways from experienced college faculty!

When: April 27 at 3:00 p.m. via Zoom

Register to Attend

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Doug Wright

Charlena McCuin

CTE Coordinator, High School Programs:
Mary Beth Dobbins

CTE Specialist, Middle School Programs:
Michelle Kight