Welcome to Career and Technical Education
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Career and Technical Education, once known as Vocational Education, prepares students for a successful transition to postsecondary education or the workforce while providing students with skills to become productive citizens and lifelong learners.  

In Bradley County we are proud to offer 18 CTE programs each with a state approved Program of Study and an active Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO).  In the four secondary schools, Bradley Central High School, Walker Valley High School, Lake Forest Middle School and Ocoee Middle School, there are forty-six CTE and Contextual Academic instructors.  All teachers are industry certified and highly qualified.    

The purpose of Career and Technical Education is to provide:

            Career Exploration. Students are exposed to career exploration in the eighth grade using the planningyourdreams.org portfolio system and given career options to complete a four year high school plan. Exploration of career options continue in all Programs of Study at the High School level.

            Career Preparation. Maintaining an educated workforce is essential to a productive society.  Through the skills and competencies of the Programs of Study offered in the CTE courses, we are preparing the students for future career opportunities.  

            Leadership development.  Career Technical Student Organizations, FFA, FBLA, FCCLA, HOSA, DECA, Skills USA, and TSA, provide the students with the opportunity to enhance leadership skills through competitive events, community service projects, and individual leadership activities.



 Take a look at the great programs available through the BCS CTE Department


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Please visit the program links to view information about all the outstanding programs offered by the Bradley County Schools Career and Technology Department.





Bradley Central High School
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