Student Successes
Welding class creates careers for Bunker Hill High students

Another door to a successful future opened up for students at Bunker Hill High on Thursday with the official grand-opening of the school’s brand new welding lab.

The program is being done in partnership between Catawba County Schools and Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC).

“This is a story about partnership,” Bunker Hill High Principal Jeffrey Isenhour said during the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Business Partnerships Drive our Programs

Since 1967, Catawba Valley Medical Center has built strong relationships with the people, businesses and communities throughout the Catawba Valley. As the region’s largest not-for-profit community hospital, the Catawba Valley Medical Center has been a great work-based learning partner with Catawba County Schools for many years.  

CCS Students Take 4 of 5 Top Spots in Regional Welding Competition

Saint Stephens and Bandys took 4 of the top 5 spots in the regional welding competition at Rowan Cabarrus Community College this past Friday.

Our Students Rock the SkillsUSA Regional Rally

Twenty-one students competed in the Annual SkillsUSA Regional Rally held at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro on February 29th.  Advisors Andy Owens and Renae Lovejoy were pleased with the team results.  The following students placed in the top 5 of their respective categories.

Bandys FFA receives additional funds for new greenhouse

We would like to thank Duke Energy for their continued support of our CTE Programs.

St. Stephens High School students participate in “The Hour of Code”.

December 8th – 14th marked the week of “The Hour of Code”, a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries.  Kids are constantly using technology today, but how many are learning to build it? The basics help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills, and prepare students for any future career.  At SSHS, 15 classes participated in the “Hour of Code” including a beginning ESL class, business classes and nursing classes.  The list below represents specific teacher/class/student participation:

Culinary Arts in Catawba County Schools

Culinary Art's is alive and well in Catawba County Schools CTE course offerings.  Whether you dream of running your own restaurant or commandeering a five-star kitchen, we have the programs to get you started on your road to success.

2014 Health Careers Summer Internship Great Success

Catawba County Schools Career Technical Education offers students the opportunity to receive hands-on summer learning in all areas of the medical industry. The Health Careers Summer Internship Program is co-sponsored by Catawba County Schools and Catawba Valley Medical Center.

The Importance of Career Technical Education:  The Gap is Widening.

If public education does not explore and embrace new possibilities, parents and students will choose other options.  This will leave the poorest of families receiving an education that has no value in terms of future employment, further widening the economic gap in our society. 

This Week Concludes Another Great Season of STEM Tours

EXTREME STEM Tours provide the opportunity to recruit future employees (students) by telling 8th graders about career opportunities plus the training and education needed for various positions. The STEM Tours also allow companies to change the perception of manufacturing by allowing students into the work environment.

Greenhouses Gearing Up For Spring

Our high school greenhouses are ready for spring.  Check our great selection of plants and flowers!

This Week in CTE...
February is CTE Month

CTE has transformed over the years into the cutting edge forefront of education.  With this transformation, our teachers have answered the call by re-tooling classrooms and professionally committing to learning new concepts and curricula. CTE classrooms offer a learning experience with real-world connections.  Great teachers are the bridge to these connections. 

Apprenticeship Catawba Opportunity

Check out this great opportunity for a free education and guaranteed career placement.

Catawba County's Hidden STEM Economy

Many of our teachers and community members do not know that advanced manufacturing businesses are our region's leading STEM employers.

Teachers and Students Participate in Externship

Catawba County teachers and students recently completed the Advanced Manufacturing Externship hosted by Catawba Valley Community College and local manufacturers throughout the Catawba Valley.