Welcome to Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) offers a wide variety of rigorous and engaging Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs designed to improve academic and technical understanding, offer leadership opportunities, and deliver instruction through realistic, hands-on applications. CTE instruction demonstrates the relevance and purpose in learning as students prepare for post-secondary experiences, whether they plan to enter the workforce directly, seek additional training, or enroll in a post-secondary institution. Please use the left column to navigate the available CTE programs that PWCS offers including both high school and middle school programs, certifications and industry credential results, and the CTE staff.


Upcoming Chance to Take a Free GMU Game Design Course

Fall 2021 Game Design Opportunity

PWCS has partnered again with George Mason University's Mason Game and Technology Academy (MGTA) to offer game design courses to PWCS middle and high school students free of charge. More details to come on how to sign up. 


CTE Work-Based Learning and Career Opportunities

PWCS CTE has put together a new listing of available positions and work-based learning opportunities. Visit the new Work-Based Learning and Careers Opportunities page to learn more. 

Scholarship Opportunities

New Opportunities will be shared as soon as new deadline dates are posted.

Join the PWCS Firefighting Program!

Do you have a desire to help people? The PWCS Firefighting Program is accepting applications for new students.

The PWCS Firefighting program is accepting applications for students for the 2021-22 school year. Students will attend class at the Prince William Public Safety Academy in Nokesville, Virginia. This program is a year-long program that trains students to be firefighters with the potential to earn a firefighting certification upon completion of the program. 

In this three-credit course, students will learn all aspects of firefighting including how to fight live fires and conducting search-and-rescue operations. 

Students need to pass a medical physical over the summer to be cleared to participate in this course. 

Please fill out this application to be considered for the program. Applications are due by July 9.


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Doug Wright

Charlena McCuin

CTE Coordinator, High School Programs:
Mary Beth Dobbins

CTE Specialist, Middle School Programs:
Michelle Kight