Career & Technical Education

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Career and Technical Education (CTE) provides an avenue for students to learn academic skills, technical skills, and to earn industry-recognized credentials. Whether a student is exploring a career, learning a new hobby, or preparing for a specific career, CTE is an integral part of middle school and high school education in Hickory Public Schools.

North Carolina CTE State Mission: The mission of NC secondary Career and Technical Education is to empower all students to be successful citizens, workers and leaders in a global economy.

HPS CTE Staff
CTE Director
Timothy Sims, HPS Administrative Office

CTE Coordinator

Karen Boyles,HPS Administrative Office

Career Development Coordinators: 
Jeanne Turner-Simms, Hickory High School
Trina Williams, Hickory Career and Arts Magnet
Ashley Rembert, Middle Schools


Career Development and Special Populations support services are available at all middle schools and high schools.


Equal Opportunity Statement/Non-Discrimination

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504); and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), it is the policy of the Hickory Public Schools to not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, sexual orientation, or disability in educational programs, activities, or employment policies.

For inquiries or complaints or to request a copy of the Hickory Public Schools grievance procedures, please contact the following:  Angela K. Simmons, Section 504 Coordinator at 828-322-2855, or Timothy Sims, Title IX Coordinator at 828-322-2855.