Career and Technical Education

  • Our mission is to empower students to be successful citizens, workers and leaders in a global economy.

    Gaston County Schools' Career & Technical Education Core Values:
    • A Commitment to excellence in everything we do.
    • Continually striving to reach optimum performance.
    • Combine creative leadership, cutting-edge curriculum design, and effective instructional delivery for an ever-changing global economy.
    • Work that is respected and has meaning and value.
    • Adapting and upgrading individual skills in a rapidly changing world.

    The North Carolina Career & Technical Education Vision Statement:
    • Students view CTE as an integral part of the "whole school experience", and
    • Parents recognize that CTE is paramount to achieving educational and career goals, and
    • North Carolina retains and successfully recruits new business and industry because of a well-prepared workforce, and
    • Partnerships within the educational community provide a seamless transition to educational and career goals.

District News

  • High rankings for Career and Technical Education

    The Career and Technical Education test data for the 2017-2018 school year provides “good news” for Gaston County Schools.

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  • Four students participate in Career Signing Day

    Four soon-to-be high school graduates participated in a signing day ceremony, not to play a sport, but to take on a career.

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  • Catawba Heights, Stanley win robotics competition

    Catawba Heights Elementary and Stanley Middle School took overall top honors in the sixth annual Gaston County Schools robotics competition held Saturday, March 11 at Forestview High School. The two schools, along with six others that had the top scores among all participating teams, will represent Gaston County in the western regional robotics competition on April 29.

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  • Highland students earn Microsoft certifications

    If you want to hire a Microsoft Office expert, check with the Highland School of Technology. Of the 316 students in North Carolina who earned Microsoft Office Master certifications in the 2015-2016 school year, 101 of them came from Highland. These numbers are the result of the school’s focus on career development as well as the dedication of three teachers who make it their goal to prepare as many students as possible to earn the certifications.

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  • Induction held for National Technical Honor Society

    Gaston County Schools hosted the annual National Technical Honor Society induction ceremony on Thursday, November 17 at Stuart W. Cramer High School. The program honored approximately 300 high school students, who are enrolled in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, for their outstanding academic achievement.

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  • Public Notice Statement
    Career and Technical Education: Gaston County Schools offers a wide range of Career and Technical Education Courses. Program offerings include Business & Marketing, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health Sciences, and Trades & Industrial courses. In compliance with federal laws, Gaston County Schools’ Career and Technical Education Department administers educational programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination because of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, color, age, military service, Boy Scouts of America affiliation, disability, or gender.
    Inquiries should be directed to:
    Chad Duncan, Director of Title IX for Gaston County Schools at 943 Osceola Street Gastonia, NC 28053 (704) 866-6214 
    Judy Leahy, Director of Compliance, Title II (ADA) and Section 504 for Gaston County Schools at 215 W. Third Ave. Gastonia NC 28052 (704) 866-6245

    Declaración de Aviso Público
    Educación de Carrera y Técnica: Las Escuelas del Condado de Gaston ofrece una amplia gama de cursos de educación vocacional y técnica. Los programas ofrecidos incluyen Negocios y Marketing, Familia y Ciencias del Consumidor, Ciencias de la Salud, y cursos Técnicos & Operaciones Industriales. En cumplimiento con las leyes federales, el Departamento de Educación de Carrera y Técnica de las Escuelas del Condado de Gaston administra programas educativos, actividades de empleo y admisiones sin discriminación por raza, religión, origen nacional o étnico, color, edad, servicio militar, afiliación de Boy Scouts of America, discapacidad, o género
    Preguntas deben ser dirigidas a:
    Chad Duncan, Director del Título IX de las Escuelas del Condado de Gaston en 943 Osceola St Gastonia, NC 28053 (704) 866-6214 
    Judy Leahy, Directora de Cumplimiento, Título II (ADA) y la Sección 504 para las Escuelas del Condado de Gaston en 215 W. Third Ave. Gastonia, NC 28052 (704) 866-6245


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