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Career and College Readiness Begins with CTE

  • Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses provide a strong foundation for post-secondary education and careers. Whether students plan to further their education in community college, technical schools, four-year colleges and universities, receive on-the-job training, or pursue careers in military, CTE can be the first step toward productive employment and citizenship. The mission for the CTE program in Kannapolis is to help empower students for effective participation in an international economy as world-class workers and citizens. We fulfill this mission by:

    • Preparing students for post-secondary education in career technical fields and lifelong learning.
    • Preparing students for initial and continued employment.
    • Assisting students in making educational and career decisions.
    • Applying and reinforcing related learning from other disciplines.
    • Assisting students in developing decision-making, communication, problem-solving, leadership, and citizenship skills.
    • Preparing students to make informed consumer decisions and apply practical life skills.
    • Making appropriate provisions for students with special needs to succeed in career technical education programs.

    KCS Strategic Plan Goal #12: Expand CTE career, certification, and credentialing preparation.




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    CTE District Administration

    Daryle Adams

    Director CTE, ESL, STEM

    Director daryle.adams@kcs.k12.nc.us

     Mallory Harris

    Curriculum and Instruction Management Coordinator


      Ashley Almond

    Career Development Coordinator - ALB


     Miranda Farmer

    Career Development Coordinator - KMS


    Angela Gandy

    Administrative Assistant


     IMPORTANT: In compliance with federal law, the Kannapolis City School System administers all educational programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination because of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, color, age, military service, disability, or gender, except where exemption is appropriate and allowed by law.