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Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE) students explore their career interests while gaining valuable knowledge and skills that prepare them for their career and post-secondary studies, employment, or enlistment. CTE enrolled on CTE programs can:

  • Earn diploma seals, scholarships, and recognized industry credentials, and
  • Participate in work-based learning experiences 
  • Career technical student organizations
  • Dual enrollment at Richard Bland College, and
  • Concurrent programs at Brightpoint Community College

.  Click on the link below to see the courses each school offers             

             Carter G. Woodson Middle School              

           Hopewell High School 



High-quality Work-Based Learning (WBL) comprises school-coordinated workplace experiences related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.WBL experiences reinforce Virginia’s 5 C’s—critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creative thinking, and citizenship—by allowing students to apply these skills in a real-world business or service-oriented work environment. 

For more information email Dawn Cater, Work-based Learning Coordinator, [email protected] or click the links below.

Student Request for WBL Information

Interested Employer Sponsors 

Workforce Development Opportunities

At the state level, the CTE curriculum is developed by education, business, and industry specialists to ensure students have the requisite skills to enter the workforce. The Career Education Consortium connects the regional workforce with K-12 schools and supports the preparation for in-demand careers. Local business and community partners advise our programs and support exploration of local career opportunities by hosting field trips, job-shadowing experiences, internships, and participating in career fairs, making presentations, teaching classes, and much more. Thank you business and community partners! Hopewell CTE appreciates your time and support!
Required annual notices to students, parents, and all other stakeholders. 

Equitable Access

Hopewell City Public Schools provides equal access to all students and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its Career and Technical Education programs/activities. Jermaine Harris, Director of Student Services, has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies.

Email: [email protected]


Availability of Postsecondary Education and Employment Data Published by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV)

Annual notice to enrolled high school students and their parents of (i) the availability of the post-secondary education and employment data published by SCHEV on its website pursuant to Section 23.1-204 of the Code of Virginia and (ii) the opportunity for such students to obtain a nationally recognized career readiness certificate at a local public high school, community college, or workforce center.

For information about Hopewell City Public Schools CTE & Workforce Development Programs, contact us at 804.541.6400 or email:

Kristina Truell - Supervisor of Career & Technical Education- [email protected]

Iris Walker - Administrative Assistant for CTE, HPE & Driver’s Ed - [email protected]