There is a growing need in the U.S. workforce to obtain well-trained, quality employees who are prepared with the 21st Century skills that businesses and corporations have identified as critical for the challenges of our global economy. Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in Virginia public schools prepare today's students for tomorrow by offering quality hands-on learning in a "real-world" context.The mission of CTE is to ensure that every graduate is prepared for the challenges of post-secondary education and the workplace. Workplace readiness skills emphasized within CTE programs include critical and high order thinking, collaboration and teamwork, creativity, personal and social responsibility, communication, and decision-making skills.The Career & Technical Education department consists of four program areas: Business & Information Technology, Family & Consumer Sciences, Marketing Education, and Technology Education. All program area classes incorporate teaching strategies that actively engage students in applying knowledge to real world scenarios. Some courses also provide laboratory learning experiences, such as work in the video production studio, school store, gourmet foods kitchen, preschool, research & development lab, and more. Students gain valuable skills and knowledge that prepare them for post-secondary education and/or the workplace. All students are provided with opportunities to earn industry certifications aligned with the competencies of the program area or course.Business & Information Technology
Mr. Jerry GordonBusiness LawBusiness ManagementComputer Information SystemsDesktop / Multimedia Mrs. Martha SomersPersonal FinanceFamily & Consumer Sciences Mrs. Nancy WoodsEarly Childhood Education I & II (Preschool)
Mrs. Liz MillerGourmet FoodsHuman DevelopmentPersonal FinanceMarketing Education
Mrs. Casey SorensonCTE Department ChairIntroduction to Business & Marketing
Marketing & Marketing Co-opDECA
Mrs. Christine SwartzAdvanced Marketing & Marketing Co-opSports, Entertainment & Recreation Marketing Ms. Michelle VeneyIntroduction to Business & MarketingSports, Entertainment & Recreation MarketingMarketing & Marketing Co-opTechnology Education
Mr. Robert ShirleyApplied Technology Mr. Ernest SimmonsAerospace Science
Applied Technology II & IIIComputer Aided Drafting & Design I & IIStudents enrolled in CTE courses follow a curriculum based upon competencies established by the Virginia Department of Education according to the sixteen career clusters. Details can be viewed from the CTE Resource Center website that outlines each program area.Graduation Requirements
Awards for Exemplary Student PerformanceThe Career and Technical Education Seal may be earned by students receiving the Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma who (1) complete a prescribed sequence of courses in a CTE concentration or specialization that they choose and (2) maintain a “B” or better average in those courses or pass an examination that earns certification from a recognized industry, trade, or professional association.Career & Technical Student OrganizationsEnrollment in CTE courses also affords students the unique opportunity to participate in Career & Technical Student Organizations. These co-curricular student organizations are integrated into the classroom experience to provide additional learning opportunities that develop leadership skills and enhance the student's perspective of the world through field trips, guest speakers, competitive events, and conferences.
- All Students: at least two sequential electives
- All Students: may utilize additional tests for earning verified credit in CTE
- All Students: credits earned shall include one credit in fine arts or CTE
- All Students: must earn 1-credit in Economics and Personal Finance
- Class of 2017 and later: must earn a CTE credential for a Standard Diploma
Career and technical education programs in Virginia public schools serve more than 550,000 students in grades 6-12. These programs are designed to prepare young people for productive futures while meeting the commonwealth's need for well-trained and industry-certified technical workers.DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high school and colleges around the globe. More than 185,000 high school members participate in DECA through 5,000 chapters in all 50 states and 8 countries.VA DECA values every one of our 13,000+ members. From students grades 9 - 12 to advisors, business partners and alumni - each plays a vital part in our organization. The support of our members allows us to offer programs that reach far more individuals than just our members.
Educators Rising (formerly Future Educators Association, FEA)Educators Rising, a member of the PDK International family of associations, is an international student organization dedicated to supporting young people interested in education-related careers. Founded in 1937, Educators Rising has helped thousands of students develop the skills and strong leadership traits that are found in high-quality educators.Welcome to the largest and oldest business student organization in the world! The high school division has 215,000 members, while the postsecondary division reaches over 11,000 college students. More than 11,000 advisers round out the group.Thousands of Virginia high school students, educators, administrators, and business professionals have chosen to be members of the premier business education association preparing students for careers in business. All business students are members of FBLA on the local chapter level. Students have the opportunity to participate in activities at the regional, state, and national levels.Broad Run is proud to be represented by Saad Siddiqui, the 2014 - 2015 Virginia FBLA State Vice President representing the Shenandoah Region.The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Organization is headquartered in Reston, VA. FCCLA is a nonprofit national career and technical organization for young men and women in family and consumer sciences education in public and private school through grade 12.What is Virginia FCCLA? It is the ultimate leadership experience! The Virginia FCCLA is a state affiliate of the national organization of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Inc.