Rowan-Salisbury Schools is taking a proactive approach to bridging the gap between high school and high-demand, high skill career opportunities. These activities begin by helping students develop a broad understanding and awareness of industries and possible careers that are available to them. Over time these experiences narrow in focus as students find a good fit, learn what post-secondary education is necessary for success, and practice the technical and interpersonal skills to become Enrolled, Enlisted or Employed upon graduation. Engage with us to help set our students, future workforce and community up for success.
Career & Technical Education
Congratulations! West Rowan's ProStart students won first place in Management at the 2020 NC ProStart invitational in February! Winners are Abby Truman, Summer Kennedy, Bayleigh Miller, Cole Haas, and Austin Hedrick. Great job!
Also, Congratulations to their wonderful teachers, Katelyn Owen and Traci Steele!
The mission of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is to empower students to be successful citizens, workers and leaders in a global economy. CTE programs are designed to contribute to the broad education achievement of students, including basic skills, as well as their ability to work independently and as part of a team, think creatively and solve problems, and utilize technology in the thinking and problem solving process.
Goal 1: Prepare our future workforce with the skills and experiences required to be successful, productive citizens, providing a robust talent pipeline that powers the State’s economic development efforts.
Goal 2: Ensure that all students have access to post-secondary pathways that align with growing, high wage careers and meet local, regional, and/or statewide industry demand for talent.
Goal 3: Assist all students and parents in making informed plans and decisions about future education and career opportunities.
Goal 4: Ensure that all students engage in career exploration and real-world learning activities throughout their K-12 journey.