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CareerTechWV Middle School

Middle School CTE allows students to find their passion and envision themselves doing something they love! The West Virginia Department of Education offers three initiatives that allow students to explore CTE in their classroom.

Discover Your Future

Discover Your Future is a middle school course designed to introduce students in 6th – 9th grades to future career opportunities across the 16 career clusters.

What Are The Benefits To Students?

Discover Your Future supports students in becoming more aware of what is available to them within CTE secondary programs and allows them to make more informed decisions about future careers.

Discover Your Future Flyer

PLTW Gateway

The Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Gateway program helps students build knowledge and skills in the pathways of computer science, engineering, and biomedical science.

What Are The Benefits To Students?

Students have the opportunity to explore career paths, engage in PLTW’s activity-, project-, problem-based (APB) instructional approach, and gain in-demand transportable skills from industry-recognized curriculum.

PLTW Gateway Flyer
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Middle School Agriculture Exploration

Explore the amazing world of agriculture through hands-on projects in the middle school Agriculture Exploration program.

What Are The Benefits To Students?

Students explore exciting careers in agriculture while acquiring practical knowledge through engaging experiments, interactive workshops, educational field trips, and fun team-building exercises.

Agricultural Exploration Flyer

Middle School CTE Resources

Discover Your Future Booklet

Career Exploration Lesson Plans

Middle School Partner Project 

Career Exploration Resources

The Drone Boyz

The Drone Boyz attend Hamlin PK-8 School in Lincoln County, WV. They have made a resounding mark in the realm of STEM education and aerial drone technology. Known for their exemplary dedication and innovative talent, the Drone Boyz achieved a remarkable feat at the National Aerial Drone Competition, securing the prestigious Excellence Award for the second consecutive year.

CTE Middle School Spotlight Series

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