Career and Technical Education


The Nash-Rocky Mount Schools' Career and Technical Education Program is a very comprehensive one--offering nearly 100 different career and technical courses. State-of-the-art technology and instruction ensure that our students are afforded the best opportunities for career success.

Programs in career and technical education are designed to contribute to the broad educational achievements of students. These programs contribute to students being able to:
  • Identify, organize, plan, and allocate resources— time, money, materials and facilities, and human resources.
  • Work with others by participating as a team member, serving clients/customers, negotiating, and working with diversity.
  • Acquire and use information.
  • Work with and operate effectively within social organizations and technological systems.
  • Work with a variety of technologies.
  • Contribute to the development of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and mathematical systems.
  • Contribute to the development of thinking creatively, making decisions, solving problems, and reasoning.
The mission of career and technical education is to help empower students for effective participation in a global economy as world-class workers and citizens. It fulfills this by:

Preparing students for further career-technical education.
Preparing students for initial employment.
Assisting in making educational and occupational decisions.
Applying and reinforcing related learning from other disciplines.
Preparing students to make informed consumer decisions and applying practical life skills.
Assisting persons who have academic, socioeconomic, and/or other disadvantages or handicaps that prevent them from succeeding in career-technical education.
Providing career guidance to assist students in making informed career decisions.
We envision a nation where every citizen:

  • Is employable at age 18, prepared to learn for life in a seamless web of school and work-based opportunities.
  • Has learning opportunities where teaching methods match learning styles.
  • Has a future limited only by the student’s talent and commitment.
  • Will thrive where education and training providers understand workplace needs and all agencies collaborate and contribute what they do best.