February is National CTE Month

February 01, 2024

February is National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month - a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country.  92% of high school students are part of a CTE program which integrates academics with a rigorous and relevant curriculum.  There are 16 CTE career clusters and over 79+ career pathways.  CTE is good for students, good for businesses and good for communities.


Chantilly High School proudly offers CTE courses in the content areas of Business & Information Technology, Marketing, and Technology & Engineering.  Each content area supports a Career & Technical Education Student Organization (CTSO) including DECA, An Association of Marketing Students, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), and Technology Student Association (TSA).  Each week for the month of February, we will share information about our programs and student organizations including student success stories and encourage our community to learn more about the programs we offer.


Career and Technical Education, or CTE, is education that directly prepares students for high-wage, high-demand careers.  Chantilly HS CTE covers many different fields including programming, cyber security, web page design, accounting, business law and management, engineering, architecture, entrepreneurship, sports marketing, and many more, as described in ACTE’s What is CTE? Page.  CTE encompasses project-based learning with hands-on activities along with earning course-related certifications including Microsoft Office,  VA Workplace Readiness, W!SE, National Retail Federation Customer Service, Revit, Inventor, and more.  


Chantilly High School’s CTE Program  strives to ensure students leave with the best experience possible to include the development of problem-solving, project completion, research, math, college application, work-related communication, time management, and critical thinking skills during high school. Chantilly CTE Teachers, “Celebrate Today” with our students so they will “Own Tomorrow!”