Career and Technology Education

CATE

Connects Today’s Learners and Tomorrow’s Earners






What is CATE?

Career & Technical Education serves students in grades 7-12 through state-approved course offerings leading to career concentrations, work-based learning opportunities, and/or industry credentials. Whether planning to attend a four year university, a technical college or being prepared to enter the workplace, CATE courses and pathways can help students graduate college and career ready.


Helpful Links

South Carolina’s CATE Course Standards

What CTE Means on a National Level?

16 Career Clusters

Technical College of the Lowcountry programs of study





Benefits of CATE

  • Expands technical course offerings across Beaufort County high schools that emphasize high skill, high wage and/or emerging careers.
  • Aligns with business & industry needs within the county, region, & surrounding areas.
  • Increases work-based learning opportunities to assist students in developing employability and soft skills.
  • Offers high school courses that lead to an industry recognized credential in addition to the high school diploma.
  • Provides transitions for training beyond high school to include technical courses at the community college level.



Boeing representative presents to high school students about the various STEM careers offered at their impressive Charleston facility.

Boeing representative presents to high school students about the various STEM careers offered at their impressive Charleston facility.




Resources

BCSD Work Based Learning Guide

Project Lead the Way Overview

Career & Technical Student Organizations

Military Career Pathway Training

South Carolina’s Career Guidance Resources

South Carolina’s Career Resources for Parents

Youth Apprenticeships

Cate Advisory Committees Brochure


Over 250 CATE students and 18 employers participated in a Career Expo to showcase highly technical jobs in and near Beaufort County






Contacts

Karen Gilbert – Director of CATE
(843) 322-5921
Karen.Gilbert@beaufort.k12.sc.us


Ralph Lataille, CATE Coordinator
(843) 322-5586
Ralph.Lataille@beaufort.k12.sc.us






Students learn about technical pathways at TCL and speak with the state’s Youth Apprenticeship coordinator.

Non-Discriminatory Statement

The Beaufort County School District does not discriminate against any person on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, age, or handicap in any of its educational or employment programs or activities. Please contact the CATE Director at 843-322-5921 for questions/inquiry.