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Career & Technical Education

The mission of Career Technical Education (CTE) is to empower all students to be successful citizens, workers, & leaders in a global economy.

CTE is an integral part of the comprehensive secondary school program in Craven County Schools. CTE provides course offerings that meet student needs, interests, abilities, and aspirations. The availability of specific courses is determined by response to opportunities for employment, advanced education, and practical life application.


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8th Grade CTE High School Course Guide 2024-2025

CTE Teachers Recognized for going Above & Beyond!

Craven County CTE staff are nominated by their peers each month to receive the CTE Above and Beyond Award! One nominee is presented with the CTE Above and Beyond Award each month. This award recognizes individuals who go "above and beyond" in their work and in their support of students. 

CTE Above and Beyond Award criteria:

  • Sets a high standard of integrity by leading by example, maintains a high personal standard, and promotes a team environment.
  • Goes above and beyond by showing exceptional initiative, perseverance, accountability, or commitment in meeting or exceeding school and student needs.
  • Has made and continues to have a significant, positive impact on teaching and learning by supporting knowledge sharing and efforts towards building relationships within the school and district.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the school and district by supporting and participating in school and district initiatives.

Our purpose is to honor and celebrate our CTE Staff for exceptional service and performance.  

Former CTE Above and Beyond Award Winners

Important CTE Information!

Check out the NC CTE Course Management System: A comprehensive resource for Career and Technical Education (CTE). This NC CTE site provides links to course codes, course information, and course standards.
Click these links to learn more about NC Career Pathways and Clusters as well as NC Careers.  

CCS CTE Business Advisory Council

Click in the "Meeting Title" box in center of page.
Type in "Business Advisory Council".
Click search using the magnifying glass icon.

In compliance with Federal Law, Craven County Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability.

CTE Leadership Team


Holly K. Tolston
Director of Career and
Technical Education

p: 252-514-6322


Jennifer B. Davis
CTE Curriculum and Instructional
Management Coordinator

p: 252-514-6320


Wendy O. Wells
CTE Bookkeeper

p: 252-514-6370

CTE Support Staff

Angie Howard
Special Populations Coordinator

Beverly McMillen
Career Development Coordinator
Serves: West Craven HS and Craven Virtual Academy

Kelly Hoff
Career Development Coordinator
Serves: Early College EAST and Havelock HS

Lori Prescott
Career Development Coordinator
Serves: Craven Early College and New Bern HS

Walter Rudd
Middle School Career Development Coordinator
Serves: Grover C. Fields, HJ MacDonald MS, Tucker Creek MS,
Havelock MS, and West Craven MS