Career & Technical Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE) is an integral part of the comprehensive secondary school program in Hickory Public Schools. HPS offers a variety of CTE programs for students in middle and high schools. 


CTE State Mission: Every public school student will graduate from high school, globally competitive for work and postsecondary education, and prepared for life in the 21st century.

HPS CTE: Extending Excellence & Global Exposure of 21st Century Workplace Skills for Every CTE Student

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HPS CTE Staff
CTE Director
Timothy Sims, HPS Administrative Office

CTE Coordinator

Karen Boyles,HPS Administrative Office

Career Development Coordinators: 
Sandi Horyza, Hickory High School
Skye Lewis, Hickory Career and Arts Magnet


To ensure all students have access to CTE courses and are successful, Career Development and Special Populations support services are also available. All programs may not be offered at each middle and high school.


It is the policy of this school system not to discriminate in its admission requirements, educational programs, activities, or employment policies in regard to sex, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, race, color, religion, age, national origin, or handicapping condition.

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