What We Provide to CTE Educators
The Center offers curriculum-related in-service and training sessions for Virginia public educators.
Popular in-services include an orientation to Center services, a training session on using Verso, and a workshop on teaching Virginia’s Workplace Readiness Skills in CTE courses.
To inquire about in-services, please email us through our Contact Us page.
The CTE Resource Center currently offers only remote professional development that covers how to access course information, how to use the website, and how to access course content on Canvas/Virtual Virginia.
To get the posters — which are free to Virginia's public school teachers — use the "Contact Us" button on this page to send a request. Be sure to include your name and school address. The posters will be mailed to you at no charge.
Upon request, the CTE Resource Center provides meeting rooms and catering services to local school divisions and state/local agencies. Use of Center facilities is generally restricted to groups affiliated with Career and Technical Education (CTE), Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS), and Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). Meeting space is scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Go to our Meeting and Event Facilities page for more information.
Students and Parents
CTE courses found on this website can be taken at public middle and high schools in Virginia. The CTE Resource Center works with the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education to create, validate, and revise courses. If you find a course on our website, check with your local school division to see whether it is offered.
Work-based learning is a school-coordinated sequence of experiences that are related to a student's career goals or interests. It enables students to apply classroom instruction in a real-world business or community. Most opportunities will be related to the CTE course the student takes and be coordinated through the school. Virginia's public schools offer the following work-based learning, from lowest to highest degree of engagement:
- Job shadowing
- Service learning
- Clinical experience
- Cooperative education
- Youth registered apprenticeship
- Registered apprenticeship
- Supervised agricultural experience
Students often take credential examinations at the conclusion of their coursework. Some courses are associated with multiple credentials, and the educator will work with the student to determine the best credential examination to take. Some licenses are regulated by a state agency and may have a minimum age requirement to take the examination. The examinations can be offered online, in the school, or at a testing facility.