PPS earns state CTE honor

PPS earns state CTE honor
Posted on 06/18/2020
CTE honor

The Portsmouth Public Schools (PPS) Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Board has been selected by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) as the Region 2 winner of the 2020 Creating Excellence Advisory Award.

According to the VDOE, the Creating Excellence Awards are presented annually to recognize exemplary programs and partnerships that promote excellence in career and technical education.

The PPS CTE program is a crucial part of the division’s support of student learning. As part of the PPS strategic plan, Expedition to 2025: Purpose. Promise. Success., five main goals are outlined for PPS – the first one being to provide educational opportunities to ensure all students achieve high academic growth. The first objective under that goal is that PPS graduates will be college and career ready.

From this collective work, PPS has a robust Career and Technical Education (CTE) program for students. All three high school campuses offer courses and pathways in careers. Those CTE programs are:

  • Auto CAD
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Cybersecurity
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Horticulture
  • Nail Tech
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy Tech
  • Sports Medicine
  • Television and Media Production
  • Welding
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