News & Events

New Video Shares What Our Students Love about CATEC

Watch the video below and hear students from across CATEC describe what they love about their school. They talk about progressing from book work to hands-on experience with CATEC’s auto repair, nursing and culinary programs.  The video also helps younger students understand what to expect from their time at CATEC.  This video was created by a class at Albemarle High School.

Apprenticeship Job Fair on July 18th

student and teacher measure board

Looking for a job that pays well and offers opportunities for growth? Like working with your hands, creating and fixing things? Then a job in the construction trades may be for you! Join us at the Apprenticeship Job Fair at CATEC on July 18th from 4pm-7pm.

Talk to employers about the tremendous amount of opportunities that are available in the local construction industry. Many employers offer paid on-the-job training and benefits. Learn about the fields of electrical, HVAC, plumbing, carpentry and masonry

Employers join us and reserve a table, it is free!

For more information call CATEC: (434) 973-1945. 

CATEC is located at 1000 East Rio Road in Charlottesville VA and is on the Charlottesville Area Transit Route 11 bus route

Sale! Take $10 Off Summer KidsCollege Academies at CATEC

Searching for summer activities for your rising 7th-10th grader? Check out KidsCollege at CATEC and take advantage of our Mother’s Day sale.

From May 13th-31st, register for a STEM or technical academy at CATEC and get:

  • $10 off each academy
  • Free early and late care

Also, scholarships are available for rising tenth graders. Scholarships are based on financial need and funded through the CATEC Foundation.

KidsCollege at CATEC provides students with an in-depth exploration in STEM and technical areas. Hands-on academies will include engineering, auto tech, cooking, firefighting, hair styling, first aid and biology. The academies are held June 18-22 and June 25-29. They are offered as full and half-day options, running from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and from 1:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Check out the full schedule and academy descriptions. To register or learn more about PVCC’s KidsCollege summer STEM, arts and technical academies, visit pvcc.edu/kidscollege, email kidscollege@pvcc.edu or call 434.961.5354.

You’re Invited! CATEC’s 2018 Completers’ Ceremony

2017 graduates from the CATEC dental program

You are cordially invited to attend the Completers’ Ceremony honoring
2017-2018 CATEC High School Completers & Adult Apprenticeship Graduates

When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.
Where: Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center
Charlottesville High School, 1400 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901

The Completers’ Ceremony is CATEC’s graduation acknowledging students who have completed their CATEC trade program. No invitation or ticket will be required for friends and family members to attend.

Family Dinner Reception

There will be a dinner reception for students and family members at 5:00PM in the Charlottesville High School cafeteria (B Commons). Please park in the Performing Arts Center parking lot and walk around to the main entrance of CHS.

Student Attire

Students need to arrive for the Completers’ Ceremony no later than 6:00 PM and should dress in professional attire (business or business casual). High school seniors who are also graduating from their base schools must bring their graduation gowns (but not their caps) to wear during the ceremony. CATEC will provide gowns for undergraduate and homeschooled students who do not already have a graduation gown. Loaned gowns must be returned after the ceremony. There will be a photographer available to take pictures of your child during the ceremony and you will be able to purchase those at a later date.

Questions? 

Please call 434-973-4461 if you have questions. We hope you will join us for this very special event!

CATEC Receives Virginia Dept of Edu Grant

Governor Ralph Northam recently announced $600,000 in competitive grants to help schools upgrade equipment for their career and technical education programs.  CATEC was one of 16 Virginia high schools and technical centers to receive $37,500 to purchase new equipment and to make other necessary improvements.

“These grants will allow students to experience and explore 21st-century career and technical programs and provide valuable opportunities to learn on up-to-date technical equipment,” said Governor Northam. “This is a great step forward in our mission to train Virginia workers for the good jobs that are available now and build an economy that works for every family in every corner of the Commonwealth.”

“We have long recognized the value of CTE programs in providing our students with knowledge and skills to prepare them to be career-ready,” said Acting State Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven M. Constantino.

Learn more about the grants on the Virginia Department of Education website.

CATEC Student Featured by VA Department of Ed

jonathan hughes in firefighter uniform interview

Congrats to Jonathan Hughes! This CATEC grad was featured by the Virginia Department of Education as a “Career Success Star.” Jonathan took CTE courses at CATEC, and he is now a firefighter with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue.

Check out Jonathan’s interview below. He talks about what he enjoys most about his job, how he uses skills from his CATEC training and the challenges he faces every day.

Events

CATEC Fall Open House

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 (5:00PM -7:00PM)

Shannon Foundation Awards Ceremony

Friday, August 18th at 10 a.m. at CATEC

Back-to-School Bash/Yard Sale

Saturday, September 23, 2017 (7:00AM – 12:00PM)

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Press Releases

Golden Apple Award winner – Capt. Bobby Elliott CATEC Firefighting instructor
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Board Work Session – March 23 Focus Will Be on Academies, CATEC Programs
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