Career and Technical Education- Onslow County Schools

Career and Technical Education- Onslow County Schools Our Mission: To provide all students opportunities to earn industry Our Purpose: To provide relevance in what we study

Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners. In total, about 15,000 students are enrolled in CTE classes in Onslow County. CTE prepares these learners for the world of work by introducing them to workplace competencies, and makes academic content accessible to students by providing it in a hands-on context. In fact, the high school graduation rate for CTE concentrators is about 90% – 15 percentage points higher than the national average.

Mission: To provide all students opportunities to earn industry

05/30/2019

Richlands High School Health Science students explore careers in Healthcare with a field trip to New Hanover Regional Medical Center...

Great things are happening at Jacksonville High School!
05/30/2019

Great things are happening at Jacksonville High School!

Richlands High School FFA BanquetAdvisors: Dr. Al Jones and Jillian Ford2018-2019 RHS FFA Officers
05/22/2019

Richlands High School FFA Banquet
Advisors: Dr. Al Jones and Jillian Ford
2018-2019 RHS FFA Officers

Incredibly proud of Olivia Rosage representing Jacksonville High and Riley Jarman representing Richlands High School's C...
05/20/2019

Incredibly proud of Olivia Rosage representing Jacksonville High and Riley Jarman representing Richlands High School's CTE Internship programs! These amazing young ladies were awarded scholarships from the Jacksonville-Onslow Chamber of Commerce today!

The Jacksonville Onslow Chamber of Commerce hosted voting for the Career and Technical Education- Onslow County Schools scholarships today and is pleased to announce winners Jacksonville HS Olivia Rosage (R) and Richlands HS Riley Jarman (L). Olivia interned with the Onslow County district attorney's office and plans to pursue law. Riley interned with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Office and would like to become an agricultural agent through the extension one day. The two were selected out of a group of seven students who presented on their internship experiences and how it impacted their career choices. Great job!

The JHS FBLA chapter had a great time yesterday at Carowinds for a Leadership Day. They attended seminars to engage in t...
05/17/2019

The JHS FBLA chapter had a great time yesterday at Carowinds for a Leadership Day. They attended seminars to engage in team building exercises, analyze leadership styles and learn public speaking techniques.

05/17/2019
Congratulations to these outstanding students who were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society chapter at Jac...
05/16/2019

Congratulations to these outstanding students who were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society chapter at Jacksonville High School!

Congratulations to these outstanding 30 seniors being recognized in the Jacksonville High School Health Science Academy ...
05/16/2019

Congratulations to these outstanding 30 seniors being recognized in the Jacksonville High School Health Science Academy White Coat Ceremony!

Samantha Newcomb's JHS Pharmacy Technician students partner with East Carolina Medical Associates to complete Job Shadow...
05/15/2019

Samantha Newcomb's JHS Pharmacy Technician students partner with East Carolina Medical Associates to complete Job Shadowing in the clinical setting.
Thanks to Chrissy Rice, Office Manager, Dr. Osunkoya, Practice Owner, and Miss Laura, Pharmacy Technician for investing your time into our students.
Business Partnerships Rock!

Isaiah Britton is one of our CTE Internship students this semester!
05/14/2019

Isaiah Britton is one of our CTE Internship students this semester!

The Town of Maysville in Jones County is among the 24 rural communities participating in our new #DowntownStrong program, which provides downtown revitalization expertise. Our Rural Planning staff have been excited to see residents of all ages becoming involved in their communities through Downtown Strong. Case in point: Isaiah Britton, a senior at Swansboro High School, has attended all three Downtown Strong meetings in Maysville, along with his father. After graduation, Isaiah plans to open "Main Street Pizza" on July 3 in downtown Maysville. We can't wait to see what the future holds for this young entrepreneur and for the town of Maysville. When you are in Maysville, come meet Isaiah and grab some pizza! Pictured, from left, are Roy Tookes (Isaiah's father); Bob Murphrey, Downtown Strong Economic Development Specialist; Isaiah Britton; and Daniel Ryan, a Maysville Town Commissioner.

Richlands High School:Kimberly Adams, RN's students learn about careers in the Health Field courtesy of Dr. Zastrow of V...
05/10/2019

Richlands High School:
Kimberly Adams, RN's students learn about careers in the Health Field courtesy of Dr. Zastrow of Vidant Multispecialty Clinic of Richlands

05/03/2019

Lineburner Contest! Noah Lausterer and Jacob Jones!

Swansboro High School Masinrt students getting it done at Adams Masonry Contest in Goldsboro!  #cteworks
05/03/2019

Swansboro High School Masinrt students getting it done at Adams Masonry Contest in Goldsboro! #cteworks

White Oak High School Masonry students working it at Adams Products Masonry Contest in Goldsboro! #cteworks
05/03/2019

White Oak High School Masonry students working it at Adams Products Masonry Contest in Goldsboro! #cteworks

Mr. Creech’s Firefighter Tech II class practicing their skills this morning at Southwest High!
04/30/2019

Mr. Creech’s Firefighter Tech II class practicing their skills this morning at Southwest High!

It’s Career Day at Swansboro Elementary today! Over 40 businesses and organizations shared their skills and expertise ...
04/17/2019

It’s Career Day at Swansboro Elementary today! Over 40 businesses and organizations shared their skills and expertise with students. KevinandLeslie Dick (Kevin), school counselor, put this day together. It’s a great day to be a Pirate!

Great time at SkillsUSA, Jacksonville High School!
04/11/2019

Great time at SkillsUSA, Jacksonville High School!

We are so proud of Bailey Brown of Richlands High School! She is the new North Carolina SkillsUSA State Officer! Congrat...
04/11/2019

We are so proud of Bailey Brown of Richlands High School! She is the new North Carolina SkillsUSA State Officer! Congratulations! We are SO PROUD of YOU!

Congratulations to  JHS  Construction team! They were just named State Champions at  the NC Skills USA Competition!
04/11/2019

Congratulations to JHS Construction team! They were just named State Champions at the NC Skills USA Competition!

04/03/2019
Onslow County Schools

Check out what our great students are doing and sharing!

Over 1900 Eighth grade students attended the 2019 CTE Showcase to learn about all the opportunities these courses can offer.

It’s Manufacturing Day! Thank you to Gulf Stream for hosting Dixon and Southwest students - what a great opportunity t...
04/02/2019

It’s Manufacturing Day! Thank you to Gulf Stream for hosting Dixon and Southwest students - what a great opportunity to see manufacturing up close here in Onslow County.

03/23/2019

TRADES DAY is happening NOW! Come out to Coastal Carolina Community College to watch our students compete in various events !

Jacksonville Commons Middle School students enjoyed visiting several community members for their Annual Career Day!
03/22/2019

Jacksonville Commons Middle School students enjoyed visiting several community members for their Annual Career Day!

Onslow County Schools program giving students unique edge in the workforce
03/20/2019
Onslow County Schools program giving students unique edge in the workforce

Onslow County Schools program giving students unique edge in the workforce

Onslow County Schools is helping their students find their vocational dream through a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Showcase. The transition from the classroom to real-life jobs can seem daunting for students. The CTE program offers a chance for students to get their feet wet and a jump start...

Career and Technical Education- Onslow County Schools's cover photo
03/19/2019

Career and Technical Education- Onslow County Schools's cover photo

Career & Technical Education does it again! Today we highlighted fantastic programs in Onslow County at the annual Caree...
03/19/2019

Career & Technical Education does it again! Today we highlighted fantastic programs in Onslow County at the annual Career Showcase! We had 1,900 eighth graders come through to experience the greatness of CTE!

The Swansboro Area Chamber of Commerce (SACC) is hosting Caramia Valentin as their CTE Intern for this semester and invi...
03/13/2019

The Swansboro Area Chamber of Commerce (SACC) is hosting Caramia Valentin as their CTE Intern for this semester and invited us to the monthly breakfast this morning. Pictured here: Jennifer Davis, Career Development Coordinator, Susan Cummings and Celeste Prusatis, SACC, Caramia Valentin, and Mike McHugh, SACC Executive Director. All of us are excited for this opportunity for Caramia!

03/11/2019
We're keeping the CTE Month celebration going strong by celebrating Ms. Donna Foy!Donna Foy teaches Paxton Lab Modules a...
03/08/2019

We're keeping the CTE Month celebration going strong by celebrating Ms. Donna Foy!

Donna Foy teaches Paxton Lab Modules at Trexler Middle School. She earned her BS in Early Childhood Education from University off Mt. Olive, her Masters in Teaching and Learning with Technology from Ashford University and she has a Graduate Certificate in Education Technology through DeVry University. She is also licensed in Family & Consumer Science and Early Childhood Education. She was a Teacher Assistant in the Onslow County School System for over 15 years and has now been in CTE for 4 years!

Thank you Donna Foy for all the amazing work you do for our students!

JHS HOSA ready and waiting for the #HOSASLC43 Opening Session! #ctefornc
03/08/2019

JHS HOSA ready and waiting for the #HOSASLC43 Opening Session! #ctefornc

03/07/2019

Highlights from White Oak's FFA [Future Farmers of America] Week. Mr. Snider and his students. Each day was a different theme. Cammie day, Tshirt day, Bake sale, and Cookout

We have a few more amazing CTE teachers to meet and Mrs. Angie Lewis is one of them!This is Mrs. Lewis' first year teach...
03/04/2019

We have a few more amazing CTE teachers to meet and Mrs. Angie Lewis is one of them!

This is Mrs. Lewis' first year teaching Health Sciences at Dixon High School. She is a Registered Nurse who spent the last 12 years working in Oncology. She worked in Tennessee at Tennessee Cancer Specialist for 5 years and then moved to Jacksonville and worked for Southeastern Medical Oncology Center for 7 years. FUN FACT: SMOC is a partner for our internship program and has hosted many of our interns! Mrs. Lewis has been married for 23 years and has 2 daughters who are 19 yrs old and 21 yrs old. Mrs. Lewis says that teaching has been a learning curve for her but a challenge that she is very much enjoying.

Thank you for joining our awesome CTE world and for influencing our kids going into the health professions every single day!

Mrs. Ellen Sheehan graduated from East Carolina University with a BS in Mass Communications with a concentration in Broa...
03/01/2019

Mrs. Ellen Sheehan graduated from East Carolina University with a BS in Mass Communications with a concentration in Broadcasting and a minor in Geography. She immediately began her professional career in broadcasting at WCTI-TV in New Bern. Mrs. Sheehan entered the teaching profession and is licensed in English and Digital Media. She served on the state's Digital Media curriculum writing team. Mrs. Sheehan has taught English, Communications, Adobe Visual Design, Adobe Digital Design and Career Management at Swansboro High School.

Barbie Shedd teaches the PLTW (Project Lead The Way) engineering classes at Swansboro High School. Ms. Shedd has 10 year...
03/01/2019

Barbie Shedd teaches the PLTW (Project Lead The Way) engineering classes at Swansboro High School.
Ms. Shedd has 10 years of experience in the banking field with Bank of America. She holds a Bachelor's of Science degrees from Radford University in mathematics and economics and a Masters in Instructional Technology Education from East Carolina University.

Jonathan Wells is a Core and Carpentry teacher at Swansboro High School.  He graduated from Swansboro High in 2000 and h...
03/01/2019

Jonathan Wells is a Core and Carpentry teacher at Swansboro High School. He graduated from Swansboro High in 2000 and has an electrical diploma from Coastal Carolina Community College. Jonathan is a SkillsUSA adviser and prepares his students for careers in the construction industry after high school. Jonathan is a licensed NC General Contractor and has 20+ years of experience in the construction industry as a self-employed contractor.

Mr. Daniel Bright is the Masonry teacher at Swansboro High School.  He is a 4th generation brick mason and is very passi...
03/01/2019

Mr. Daniel Bright is the Masonry teacher at Swansboro High School. He is a 4th generation brick mason and is very passionate about students pursing careers in brick masonry. Mr. Bright has been teaching masonry at SBHS for 6 years and is involved with SkillsUSA, taking students to competitions every year. He is married and has two children, a son and daughter.

Introducing Mr. Kenneth Creech.  Mr. Creech came to Southwest High School last year after devoting 42 years of his life ...
03/01/2019

Introducing Mr. Kenneth Creech. Mr. Creech came to Southwest High School last year after devoting 42 years of his life to fire and emergency services. He is an NC Level III Fire & Rescue Service Instructor.

Kasey Jarman is a Foods & Nutrition teacher at Southwest High School. Kasey has taught there for three years, and been a...
03/01/2019

Kasey Jarman is a Foods & Nutrition teacher at Southwest High School. Kasey has taught there for three years, and been a cheer coach for the past two. She graduated from East Carolina University with her degree in Family and Consumer Science Education in 2016. Go Pirates! Go Stallions!

Derick Jenkins teaches Business Education and Information Technology courses (BFIT) at Southwest High where he also coac...
03/01/2019

Derick Jenkins teaches Business Education and Information Technology courses (BFIT) at Southwest High where he also coaches soccer and golf. Derick holds degrees in Economics, Quanitative Mathematics, and Business from ECU. Mr. Jenkins has been teaching for eighteen years and has worked in the private sector as well. The loves of his life are his family and God!

Erica Boone grew up and attended school in Richlands until transferring to the NC School of Science and Math. After grad...
03/01/2019

Erica Boone grew up and attended school in Richlands until transferring to the NC School of Science and Math. After graduating, she returned home to obtain her Associate Degree in Nursing from Coastal Carolina Community College, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UNC-Wilmington, and ultimately her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. She joined Onslow County Schools in August of 2016, after 16 years as an RN, and still maintains a part-time, online nursing position with Western Governors University. Erica currently calls Duplin County home with her husband, five children, and 3 dogs.

February really needed a 29th day this month to celebrate our CTE teachers, didn't it?  We'll just pretend that's today!...
03/01/2019

February really needed a 29th day this month to celebrate our CTE teachers, didn't it? We'll just pretend that's today!

Krista Watts teaches Family and Consumer Science classes at Southwest High School. She has been teaching for 18 years, She is a graduate of Colorado State University and has a bachelors in Housing and Interiors.

February just isn't long enough to celebrate our amazing CTE teachers... so we're stretching a little into March! Meet a...
03/01/2019

February just isn't long enough to celebrate our amazing CTE teachers... so we're stretching a little into March! Meet an incredible teacher with awesome experiences - Angela Israel!

Angela Israel is a National Board Certified Business Education teacher at New Bridge Middle School. This 2018-2019 school year marks her 21st year of teaching. Before teaching, Ms. Israel worked in the business world as a retail manager, fashion buyer and as a tax preparer for individuals and small businesses. She has a BS degree in Business Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill and she received her Certification in Education from Barton College.

Thank you Ms. Israel for providing our students with amazing real world examples, every day!

If you're looking for an incredible Foods teacher, we have one right here! Meet Mr. Jeffrey Herrett!Mr. Herrett is the F...
02/28/2019

If you're looking for an incredible Foods teacher, we have one right here! Meet Mr. Jeffrey Herrett!

Mr. Herrett is the Foods and Nutrition teacher at Dixon High School. He was born in Raleigh, NC and worked for many years in the restaurant industry. He obtained his BA in Political Science from UNCW. He then became certified as a K-6 teacher through UNCW and then a FACS teacher. He began teaching in Pitt County and joined OCS as the Foods teacher at JHS. In the ‘14-‘15 school year, he joined the staff of DHS. He was awarded a Bright Ideas grant in ‘17 to create the Dixon Worm Farm. He was named Teacher of the Year for the 2017-2018 school year at DHS.

Thank you Mr. Herrett for always working hard for your students and always doing what's right for our students! You rock!

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