Petersburg City Public Schools has a robust Career and Technical Education (CTE) program that prepares young people for productive futures in a wide range of Career Pathways.
Students have the opportunity to earn industry certifications that are recognized by businesses and industries at the local, state, and national level. These certifications distinguish students as having mastered critical knowledge and skills in their fields of study.
Through partnerships with John Tyler Community College (JTCC), select CTE students are able to study concurrently at Petersburg High School and earn college credit on campus at JTCC. Currenlty, concurrent enrollment classes are offered in Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC), Child Development, Welding, and Precision Machining.
Petersburg High School CTE also offers Health and Medical Science programs in Practical Nursing and Nurse Aide that can lead to licensure and certification by the Virginia Board of Nursing.
All CTE students are encouraged to participate in student organizations that provide them opportunities to showcase their knowledge and skills at conferences and competitions. Business Education students are able to participate in work-based learning experiences such as the Co-Op Program, and Jobs for Virginia Graduates provides students career development through mentorship and job placements.
Through all CTE programs, students have the opportunity to be inducted into the National Technical Honor Society, as well as to earn CTE Diploma Seals from the Virginia Board of Education for successful completion of an approved sequence of CTE courses.