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Vision
We envision Carver Career and Technical Education Center as a school with a physical facility well-equipped and organized to promote learning; with a staff committed to students and the learning process; that offers programs that are meaningful to the world of work; that recruits students who are willing to learn, are active in the learning process, are proficient in the basic skills, and are well-trained and prepared for job placement; that graduates students who are successful, in demand, well-trained, and employable; that maintains its status as a leader in technological training by meeting and exceeding industry standards; and that ensures that the Carver community, those with a vested interest in Carver’s programs, is represented, supportive and involved.

Mission

The mission of Carver Career and Technical Education Center is to provide certificate and short term education programs designed to prepare secondary students from Kanawha County and adult students from Kanawha and surrounding counties for employment, career advancement, and/or continued education and to assist employers in meeting their employment and training needs.
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OBJECTIVES FOR TRAINING PROGRAMS
Carver Career and Technical Education Center has three major objectives for our training programs. They are:
  • To help students develop the job skills and knowledge that will enable them to get jobs. 
  • To help students prepare for college or other post-secondary education and training. 
  • To help employed adults keep up-to-date in their field and to develop new skills for advancement and promotion. 

TRAINING PROGRAM COMPONENTS
Each of Carver Career and Technical Education Center's training programs is made up of the following components: 

OCCUPATIONAL KNOWLEDGE:
Students will study subject matter knowledge through classroom instruction methods such as discussion, lectures, small/large groups, and laboratory assignments. 

OCCUPATIONAL PERFORMANCE SKILLS:
Students will develop related performance skills through Simulated Workplace practices and hands-on applications with actual work performed according to industry standards and the Simulated Workplace Protocols

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY:
KCS has provided all secondary students with an Apple iPad.  Students can learn valuable technology skills that will enhance their employability. 

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS:
Students will participate in employability training also mandated by Simulated Workplace Protocols, such as; interviews, developing a portfolio that includes a resume, a letter of application, certifications, etc. 

SAFETY:
Students will learn to use tools and equipment in a safe and correct manner while following the 6S’s in the Simulated Workplace Protocols; sort, straighten, shine, standardize, sustain, and safety.  Safety instruction is an integral part of each training program. 

BASIC SKILLS:
Students will be tested early in the school year to determine if they need help with basic skills. Carver employs teachers to assist technical students in developing good basic math, reading, science, communication skills, and locating information. 

LEADERSHIP SKILLS:
Students will develop leadership skills through participation in a student organization. These skills teach how to become a team leader and a team player and is supported by Simulated Workplace Protocols.  

SCHOOL NAME ABBREVIATIONS:
Carver Career and Technical Education Center may be referred to as "Carver" in descriptions on this website.
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