• Careers
    Construction Career Days – November 7, 8

    Join us for the 2017 Construction Career Days Event November 7 & 8! Location: Winston-Salem Fairgrounds & Education Building | Winston-Salem, North Carolina CTE Instructors with questions about attending the event should contact:  Mr. Bruce Sherman, CTE Director | bsherman@wsfcs.k12.nc.us | 336 -727-2210 ext 34221   Instructors organizing field trip, see link below for required forms: —>  CONSTRUCTION CAREER DAYS – […]

  • Careers
    Career Center Carpentry Student Awards Day

    By Kim Underwood Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools JUNE 1, 2017 – The house that students at the Career Center built for Habit for Humanity is ready to be moved to its permanent home. And, thanks to a gift from local builders, the seniors who worked on it now own the tools that will enable them to […]

  • CTE Event
    Career Tech Education Demonstration Success

    Career Technical Education Demonstration Success at the 2017 Triad Home & Garden Show! Forsyth Technical Community College Carpentry Students, Winston-Salem Forsyth County School Carpentry Students and Kennedy High School Masonry students will be teaming up with members of Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem to create upcycled furniture from pallets. All items sold provided funds for […]

  • Careers
    Construction Career Days

    2017 Construction Career Days: Save the Dates: November 6 & 7, 2017 Winston-Salem Fairgrounds and Education Building Photos from 2015 Construction Career Days

  • CTE
    Dwindling Pool of Skilled Workers

    Industry seeks ways to combat dwindling pool of skilled workers The 2016 Workforce Survey by the Associated General Contractors of America included a jarring statistic about the labor pool for construction. For every five workers retiring, only one is entering the field. Read Full Article in Triad Business Journal  

  • Go Build
    Go Build

    The Future is for Workers.   Go Build is a labor-neutral workforce development campaign that seeks to enhance the image of the construction industry and inform young people, parents, and educators about opportunities in the skilled trades. Perceptions don’t change overnight, so Go Build employs a robust public relations education effort that reaches and interacts with students […]

  • CTE Event
    Skills USA – NC Competition

    Kennedy Students Compete at Skills USA State Conference in Greensboro, NC The annual SkillsUSA NC State Leadership and Skills Conference will be held in Greensboro, April 26-28, 2017. The Masonry students at John F. Kennedy High School and the Carpentry students at the Career Center High School pln to compete in the 2017 North Carolina […]

  • Apprenticeships
    The future is calling

    The future is calling… The future is for workers, the future is in your hands. 8 Million  =  estimated new job openings in skill trades by 2018 2.7 million = estimated new jobs requiring post-secondary education by 2018 2+ million = craft professionals needed by 2017 25% estimated grown 321,000 construction jobs added in 2014

  • Education
    Alternative Education

    Alternative Education   Why “Work Smart, Not Hard” is the Worst Advice in the World – Popular Mechanics Article Date: August 14, 2013 Category: Articles,Written By Mike Work smarter, not harder? Don’t tell Mike Rowe, who has met some of the hardest-working people in America. In fact, he argues that mantra is the opposite of […]

  • CTE Event
    CTE Competition

    CTE Competition at the 2016 Triad Home & Garden Show A brand new outdoor living competition was added to the 2016 Triad Home & Garden Show between three local Career Technical Education Teams. These teams were made up of local instructors and students from Kennedy High School, The Career Center and Forsyth Technical Community College […]

  • Scholarships
    NAHB – National Housing Endowment

    The National Housing Endowment (NHE) The NHE is the philanthropic arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping the housing industry develop more effective approaches to home building, enhancing education and training for future generations of leaders in residential construction and increasing the body of knowledge […]

  • CTE
    NC Association for CTE

    Purpose To promote the mission and purposes of the Association for Career and Technical Education, as established in the ACTE Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, Article II. To serve as a unifying agency for personnel in all types of career and technical education. To assume and maintain active state leadership in initiating, expanding, improving, and […]