The Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC) is a regional technical education center which helps high school students and adults obtain the jobs they seek. Our centralized, unified career development program helps students develop strategic approaches to cultivating their careers.
CATEC houses two academies which offer educational and career pathways for students in partnership with post-secondary institutions and employers. Students in the academies may qualify to receive industry certifications and credentials. These credentials are a valuable tool to gain full-time employment in growth industries with livable wages. Graduates also may continue their education utilizing the dual enrollment credits they received while in high school.