Career and Technical Education - Fairfax County Public Schools

Career and Technical Education - Fairfax County Public Schools CTE in Fairfax County Public Schools is composed of six program areas: Business and Information Technology, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health and Medical Sciences, Marketing, Technology Education, and Trade and Industrial.

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November 8-14 we celebrate #nationalapprenticeshipweek!  #Apprenticeships are paid #workbasedlearning experiences that p...
11/09/2020

November 8-14 we celebrate #nationalapprenticeshipweek! #Apprenticeships are paid #workbasedlearning experiences that provide education and training to develop the next skilled #workforce #WBLinFCPS #earnandlearn #careerpathways #Trades4Tomorrow program bit.ly/2GHx6nR

We know our STEAM team is celebrating #NationalSTEM/STEAMDay today! Check out their Twitter feed for fun activities. @FC...
11/08/2020

We know our STEAM team is celebrating #NationalSTEM/STEAMDay today! Check out their Twitter feed for fun activities. @FCPSSTEAM

Welcome back to several of our #FCPSTradeIndustrial classes! We love seeing our #CTE students back in the classroom expl...
10/27/2020

Welcome back to several of our #FCPSTradeIndustrial classes! We love seeing our #CTE students back in the classroom exploring #careerpathways!

Happy #NationalFoodDay to all our #FCPSCulinary students. We can’t wait to see what you’re cooking up next! #careerpathw...
10/24/2020

Happy #NationalFoodDay to all our #FCPSCulinary students. We can’t wait to see what you’re cooking up next! #careerpathway

Start this #careerpathway in one of our culinary arts courses. FCPS offers these at several of our high schools and academies!

Don't miss the chance to connect with us! FCPS CTE is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Use these handles to find and ...
10/22/2020

Don't miss the chance to connect with us! FCPS CTE is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Use these handles to find and follow us 🙂

We missed you this summer!We are excited to share with you the following information about the 2021 CTE Summer Enrichmen...
10/20/2020

We missed you this summer!

We are excited to share with you the following information about the 2021 CTE Summer Enrichment Camps for Fairfax County Public Schools!

Stay tuned for the release of dates and location! Themes and offerings are already available on our websites. Registration for both camps will begin in February. Our websites will also be updated regularly with information.

For Tech Adventure Camp, visit http://bit.ly/FCPS_TAC and for CTE Summer Academy, visit http://bit.ly/FCPS_CSA!

We look forward to creating, exploring, and learning with your students this summer!

Calling all 8th - 12th graders! We have a cybersecurity contest for you!The iDISPLA Cybersecurity Challenges is a contes...
10/14/2020
FCPS iDISPLA Challenge Contest

Calling all 8th - 12th graders! We have a cybersecurity contest for you!

The iDISPLA Cybersecurity Challenges is a contest that recognizes and rewards FCPS students for their thinking and new ideas.

Students in grades 8-12 are invited to participate in a series of real-world challenges that seek solutions around cybersecurity, broadband access in Virginia, and thermal imaging. These three contests are open to all students age 13 and older.

Students will need to register themselves and can enter one, two, or all three of the challenges on the site. When they register they will need to choose Fairfax County Public Schools as their “role” in order to be entered into the FCPS specific contests. All work is due by October 30. Once the contest closes, submissions will be reviewed by industry professionals and prizes will be awarded!

Visit https://fcpschallenge.wordpress.com/ for more information!

Fairfax County Public Schools iDISPLA Challenge Contest A contest that recognizes and rewards Fairfax County Public School students for their thinking and new ideas. Open to students in grades 8-12, you are invited to participate in a series of real world challenges around cybersecurity, broadband a...

It’s #NationalFirePreventionWeek! We appreciate our #firefighting students for learning to keep us safe! These #FCPSHMS ...
10/04/2020

It’s #NationalFirePreventionWeek! We appreciate our #firefighting students for learning to keep us safe! These #FCPSHMS classes prepare you for a great #careerpathway.

Interested in becoming a firefighter? #FCPSCTE offers Firefighting 1 and Firefighting 2 at our Chantilly Academy!

Today is the beginning of #CyberSecurityAwarenessMonth! Don't let #cyberthreats add to your list of things that scare yo...
10/01/2020

Today is the beginning of #CyberSecurityAwarenessMonth! Don't let #cyberthreats add to your list of things that scare you this #Halloween! @fcpsnews Ss should check out our #cyber #cte course offerings. Learn how to protect yourself and others through this promising #careerpath

Today is #WorldPharmacistDay! Did you know that the #CTE Pharmacy Technician courses are taught at  @chantillySTEM, @fca...
09/25/2020

Today is #WorldPharmacistDay! Did you know that the #CTE Pharmacy Technician courses are taught at @chantillySTEM, @fcacad, and @WestPo_Academy? @fcpsnews #FCPSHealthMedical #careerpathways

Happy summer break! We have enjoyed bringing you enrichment activities during this difficult time when we've been out of...
06/12/2020

Happy summer break! We have enjoyed bringing you enrichment activities during this difficult time when we've been out of our normal routines. We look forward to seeing you in the fall and next summer for camp!

For our final FACS Friday recipe, we're bringing you fruit pizza! We love this refreshing and yummy treat. Enjoy it with family and friends this summer!

For our last Technology and Engineering Thursday activity, we're giving you an activity that can last all summer longer ...
06/11/2020

For our last Technology and Engineering Thursday activity, we're giving you an activity that can last all summer longer (and longer)! This activity will help you and your student make your own design challenges. Have fun problem solving!

For our Health and Wellness Wednesday activity, we're reflecting on what is happening in our worlds and capturing it in ...
06/10/2020

For our Health and Wellness Wednesday activity, we're reflecting on what is happening in our worlds and capturing it in time. Today's activity is to make a Time Capsule by putting items from today in a container and opening it in the future.

For our Trade and Industrial Tuesday activity we're learning about the basics of electrical circuits. For this activity,...
06/09/2020

For our Trade and Industrial Tuesday activity we're learning about the basics of electrical circuits. For this activity, students will create paper circuits for a card that lights up! Share with someone special to light up their day!

We're finishing the school year strong with 5 more enrichment activities for you!Today for Business and Marketing Monday...
06/08/2020

We're finishing the school year strong with 5 more enrichment activities for you!

Today for Business and Marketing Monday, we're exploring another unplugged computer science activity! Today we're learning about binary numbers and making binary bracelets. Show off your computer science skills with this fashion statement activity!

Happy FACS Friday! We have an enticing recipe for your activity today. We're cooking up BLT Pasta for a tasty lunch or d...
06/05/2020

Happy FACS Friday! We have an enticing recipe for your activity today. We're cooking up BLT Pasta for a tasty lunch or dinner option. Enjoy!

We're designing and building a Rube Goldberg machine in our TEE Thursday Activity! We love the flexibility and inventive...
06/04/2020

We're designing and building a Rube Goldberg machine in our TEE Thursday Activity! We love the flexibility and inventiveness that this activity brings. Plus it's always fun to watch the reactions!

For Health and Wellness Wednesday, we're focusing on healthy eating! Create a balanced plate with this meal plan activit...
06/03/2020

For Health and Wellness Wednesday, we're focusing on healthy eating! Create a balanced plate with this meal plan activity.

Today for Trade and Industrial Tuesday, we're becoming builders! Construct your own blanket fort with this activity for ...
06/02/2020

Today for Trade and Industrial Tuesday, we're becoming builders! Construct your own blanket fort with this activity for a quiet space just for you!

Happy Business and Marketing Monday! Today we're exploring finance and creating our own currency. Get creative by creati...
06/01/2020

Happy Business and Marketing Monday! Today we're exploring finance and creating our own currency. Get creative by creating dollars and coins.

Happy Friday! We're ending our DIY week with a sweet treat. Today we're making rock candy! A simple recipe that produces...
05/29/2020

Happy Friday! We're ending our DIY week with a sweet treat. Today we're making rock candy! A simple recipe that produces delicious results.

We've got another DIY experiment for you! Today we're learning about density and making lava lamps!
05/28/2020

We've got another DIY experiment for you! Today we're learning about density and making lava lamps!

Today we're making unpoppable bubbles! Have fun with this science experiment while learning more about how to make bubbl...
05/27/2020

Today we're making unpoppable bubbles! Have fun with this science experiment while learning more about how to make bubbles.

We hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!This week we are featuring another maker week with DIY activities. Toda...
05/26/2020

We hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

This week we are featuring another maker week with DIY activities. Today's activity is making window clings! This fun activity will help bring some summer joy to your windows.

Happy FACS Friday! We have a recipe for you that's not only fun to make but delicious to eat! Today we have the classic ...
05/22/2020

Happy FACS Friday! We have a recipe for you that's not only fun to make but delicious to eat! Today we have the classic Puppy Chow or Muddy Buddies recipe. Yum!

For our Technology and Engineering Thursday activity, we're making things soar! In today's activity we're making simple ...
05/21/2020

For our Technology and Engineering Thursday activity, we're making things soar! In today's activity we're making simple catapults.

For our Health and Wellness Wednesday, we want to help you stay stress free. This activity will help you make a stress b...
05/21/2020

For our Health and Wellness Wednesday, we want to help you stay stress free. This activity will help you make a stress ball at home!

It's Trade and Industrial Tuesday and we're testing our plumbing skills! Take this activity outside for some fun with wa...
05/19/2020

It's Trade and Industrial Tuesday and we're testing our plumbing skills! Take this activity outside for some fun with water while learning the basics of plumbing connections.

How did we miss Monday?! 😲Yesterday was Business and Marketing Monday and we have a fun way for your student to show off...
05/19/2020

How did we miss Monday?! 😲

Yesterday was Business and Marketing Monday and we have a fun way for your student to show off their marketing skills! In this activity, your student will create an infomercial.

Happy FACS/Foodie Friday! We have another fan-favorite recipe coming your way. Today is Walking Tacos!These are deliciou...
05/15/2020

Happy FACS/Foodie Friday! We have another fan-favorite recipe coming your way. Today is Walking Tacos!

These are delicious and make for easy clean up when you're all done. Our campers loved these last summer!

We've got a real treat for your Technology and Engineering Thursday. Today we're building S'mores Solar Ovens!Design, bu...
05/14/2020

We've got a real treat for your Technology and Engineering Thursday. Today we're building S'mores Solar Ovens!

Design, build and test your oven, and then enjoy the rewards of your hard work!

For today's Health and Wellness Wednesday activity, we're practicing yoga! Get ready to relax your body and mind with th...
05/13/2020

For today's Health and Wellness Wednesday activity, we're practicing yoga! Get ready to relax your body and mind with these yoga exercises.

It's Trade and Industrial Tuesday! Today, we have an activity that mixes construction and landscaping. Students will be ...
05/12/2020

It's Trade and Industrial Tuesday! Today, we have an activity that mixes construction and landscaping. Students will be creating a cement stepping stone!

It's a great opportunity to talk about construction materials, landscaping and also chemical reactions.

We hope you had a great weekend! We're back with a Business and Marketing Monday activity.Today we're featuring another ...
05/11/2020

We hope you had a great weekend! We're back with a Business and Marketing Monday activity.

Today we're featuring another unplugged Computer Science activity where students will create a code to get from one end to another on a game board while avoiding obstacles.

The best part about this activity, is you can play again and again!

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