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Career and Technical Education in Burke County Schools

Career and Technical Education
The mission of NC secondary Career and Technical Education is to empower all students to be successful citizens, 
workers and leaders in a global economy.
CTE Director
Administrative Assistant


Career Development/
Instructional Management Coordinator
828-433-1310

CTE Coordinator
Central Office
828-438-2997

Career Development/
Instructional Management Coordinator
828-397-5541
828-879-4200

Career Development/
Instructional Management Coordinator
828-433-3000


Fire Academies at Draughn and Patton High 

Firefighter I students at Draughn High try on their turn-out gear for the first time and begin to take the role of firefighters.  Programs at Draughn and Patton have begun their 2nd year with student firefighters in training.
 CTE Students Tour Kellex Seating

 CTE Students from all four high schools toured the manufacturing facility of Kellex Seating in Valdese during their Manufacturing week Oct. 7, 2016.

 Future Farmers of America Club at EBHS

FFA at EBHS gets ready for conference attendance.  Click here for competition highlights.
 Promoting Health Science Programs

Mrs. Silvey is promoting her Health Science program at Patton High during their recent Open House. BCPS offers Health Science Programs at all four traditional high schools with the opportunity for students to earn the Nurse Aide I credential before graduation.
Construction Classes in all Four High Schools work on Live Building Projects



 Project Lead the Way in Burke County Schools
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PLTW at Patton and East Burke High