Career Technical Education

Whether you are in middle school, high school, or going back to school, Career Technical Education can help get you started in a career you can be proud of in the Construction Trades.

Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem (HBAWS) provides financial support to Habitat Forsyth to make it possible for both WSFCS Career Center and Forsyth Technical Community College construction students to build Habitat homes annually.  Students enrolled in construction trades education programs are able to Learn a skill and master a trade as they spend time in the classroom as well as onsite building.  The Professional Women in Building, a council of the Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem, raises funds annually and offers scholarship opportunities to students at the WSFCS Career Center to continue in construction related courses at Forsyth Technical Community College. The Associate Members Committee of the Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem has committed to providing scholarship dollars for students at both the WSFCS Career Center and John F. Kennedy High School in Winston-Salem, NC to attend SkillsUSA competitions annually.

  • WSFCS Career Center – Career Technical EducationCareer Technical Education (CTE) in Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools is a comprehensive program serving students in Grades 6-12. The mission of the CTE program is to prepare students to be world class workers and citizens in our global economy. Upon high school graduation and the completion of a CTE sequence of courses, students may choose to enter the workforce, to enroll in a community college or enroll in a 4-year university.

    Programs in CTE are developed to respond to the needs of the economy. To assist in responding to the needs, CTE programs partner with community leaders and organizations through advisory groups that provide support in planning, implementing and evaluating programs. The curriculum in each course is competency based and provides instruction in the skills and knowledge needed for students to achieve success in their chosen Career Pathway.

  • FTCC Construction EducationIn the Carpentry Diploma Program at FTCC, students learn to construct residential structures using standard building materials and hand and power tools. Carpentry skills and a general knowledge of residential construction are taught. Course work includes footing and foundations, framing, trim cabinetry, blueprint reading, residential planning and estimating and other related topics. Students develop skills through hands-on participation. The building industry supports this program.
  • John F. Kennedy High School – Career AcademyJohn F. Kennedy High School focuses on Career and Technical Education with four Career Academies. Kennedy offers small classroom environments, hands-on experiences where internships are designed for each student, and the opportunity to graduate high school with a technical skill and certification. Students choose a Career Academy in 9th grade:  Creative Enterprises, Construction and Design, Health Sciences (Pharmacy Technician), or ProStart (restaurant management.)  Each academy teaches employability skills while delivering a rigorous and integrated curriculum. Students receive instruction in entrepreneurship and participate in activities related to owning and operating a small business. Kennedy currently serves grades 9 -12 in the high school.In Construction and Design, students experience “hands-on” exploration in many facets of the construction and design industry.  Real world experiences help students identify their area of interest and develop their expertise in preparation for advanced entry in to competitive trade industries.

HBAWS is committed to investing in students who are interested in construction trades education. Call 336.768.4942 for information about merit-based scholarships (for WSFCS Career Center Students applying for admission into the Construction, Electrical or Plumbing  Curriculums at Forsyth Technical Community College).