Welcome to Career & Technical Education

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 learn about middle and high school CTE programs, certification and industry credentialing, and additional information about CTE education.


Advanced Academic and Specialty Program Information Nights

Students and families interested in learning about the specialty programs offered in PWCS should visit Advanced Academic and Specialty Programs to learn more and register for an information night.

Apply Now! Advanced Academic and Specialty Programs Application

Students interested in applying to a specialty program offered in PWCS should visit Advanced Academic and Specialty Programs to apply.

Register for A Career Expo Event for High School Students

Instruction 2 Industry: A Career Expo Event for High School Students

Icon of a calendar Monday, February 14, 2022 – Thursday, February 17, 2022

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Mail icon Contact: cte@pwcs.edu

Join us for our upcoming regional career exploration event and participate in live virtual sessions held every night starting on Monday, February 14 through February 17, 2022. You will learn about a wide variety of potential career paths and post-secondary options that will prepare you for the next chapter of your educational journey.

Career Clusters

These career clusters will be highlighted in this event:

  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
  • Business Management and Administration
  • Education & Training
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Health Science
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
  • Marketing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Registration portal and schedule coming soon!

Explore Careers with Naviance Student

Now is a great time to log in to Naviance Student and update the college and career-readiness tasks in preparation for this event. The Naviance Student tool can provide students with an in-depth awareness of personal interests and talents along with the education and training needed to pursue a career goal through strategic academic and career planning.

Email cte@pwcs.edu for more information.

Scholarship Opportunities

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CTE Staff

Doug Wright

CTE Coordinator
Mary Beth Dobbins

Workforce Development Coordinator
Nasir Ayoub

Charlena McCuin