Future Ready

CTE Career Exploration & Student Success Stories

February 23 2022


2022 Summer Opportunities

List of summer opportunities. These range from career camps, internships, volunteer opportunities & some part-time jobs.

7-11 March 2022

14 virtual sessions, including:

  • 10 Areas of Interest
  • Student Services (Admissions, Financial Aid, Testing, Counseling, and more)
  • Dual Credit and Youth Apprenticeship Programs
  • A virtual tour of the SC Aeronautical Training Center
  • Student Talk (potential college students get to ask current college students questions about TTC and their experience).

Career Days Site

Junior Achievement Inspire Virtual Career Simulation

March 7-June 3 2022

South Carolina focused virtual career fair simulation for middle and high school students.

Students who participate in a JA Inspire event will:

  • Gain insight into career clusters that interest them.
  • Make connections with adults who have jobs in careers that interest them.
  • See the connection between high school programming choices and careers.
  • Collect information about the education required to be successful in a job.
  • Practice soft skills.

Early Assurance Program

By participating in the EAP, students gain guaranteed admission into the MUSC College of Pharmacy (the #1 ranked pharmacy college in S.C. according to U.S. News and World Report!) upon completion of all maintenance requirements/conditional acceptance expectations as seniors in high school.

For more information and how to apply visit their website

Virtual Information Sessions:

  • Today: February 23 at 6:00 pm – Early Assurance Program
  • March 23 at 6:00 pm – Early Assurance Program

Pharmacy Career Pathways Certificate:

This new certificate program is designed to help students explore the diverse profession of pharmacy. It’s self-paced, online, and FREE for all prospective students.

In this program students will:

  • Complete the APhA's Career Pathways Evaluation
  • Explore pharmacy career paths that target their interests
  • Forge connections with pharmacists by conducting interviews
  • Receive a certificate to enhance their pharmacy school application


High Paying Jobs in Charleston - DON'T Require College

Article with 49 high-paying jobs in Charleston that do not require you to have a college degree.

You Can EMT 2

Young adults step up during EMT shortage in N.Y. town


North Charleston Elementary School & Liberty Hill STEM

We are proud of these young men!

Zyahire Montgomery-NCES, Tae-Sean Miller-NCES, and Ayden Gadsden-LH STEM. They participated in the Black History Month Aviation Heritiage- Legacy Heritage "Eye Above the Horizon" event at Joint Base Charleston The purpose of this event was to conduct character-based youth aviation programs that draw on the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen. The focus is STEM; airfield operations and career exploration. They even had flight lessons! It was great for them to participate in sessions facilitated by pilots and other aviation professionals who look like them. Check out the pics. They got to meet and interact with Dr. Eugene Richardson, an original Tuskegee Airmen.

West Ashley CAS

When Charleston County’s Economic Development department needed custom 3D printed centerpieces for their annual industry luncheon, Ms. Deborah Otap’s Makerspace students at West Ashley Center for Advanced Studies gladly accepted the challenge!

Ms. Otap and her students designed a variety of prototypes using the Charleston County Economic Development logo.

After a design was finalized, Ms. Otap and her students went into production mode to fill the 40 units ordered.

Students assisted in each step of the process and the project was completed ahead of schedule!

Thank you to Jay Kramer, Ashley Richardson, Jennifer Brown, Steve Dykes, and the whole Charleston County Economic Development team for this opportunity to empower students with real-world projects!


More Pictures

To see more pictures of this amazing project visit the CTE website here.

Virtual Career Exploration Activity

This toolkit provides step-by-step instructions for a virtual career exploration activity, ideal for e-Learning days, or any time a turn-key activity is needed.

Career Clusters

Each career cluster page has career showcase videos, links to curated resources, and specific local career exploration opportunities.