All students graduate prepared for success in college, careers, and citizenship. By 2018, at least one school in every district will have implemented personalized learning that supports students' meeting the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate.
The mission of the SC Department of Education is to provide leadership and support so that all public education students graduate prepared for success.
Division of College & Career Readiness
The Division of College and Career Readiness pledges our commitment to the Profile of the SC Graduate and stands ready to support interagency offices, districts, schools, administrators, and teachers in preparing students for the day after graduation.
Career & Technology
Career and Technical Education (CTE) in South Carolina is designed to develop students who are college ready, career skilled, and fueled for innovation. We look forward to continuing to work closely with students, their families, and our business and education partners to build positive outcomes for each student involved in CTE and to contribute to the overall prosperity of South Carolina. Don’t hesitate to contact us at the South Carolina Department of Education to find out more about South Carolina CTE and to get involved. http://www.ed.sc.gov/instruction/career-and-technology-education/
The Education and Business Summit is South Carolina's largest annual professional development event for the state's Career and Technology educators and administrators. Over the years, the Summit has grown to attendance levels of 1500 plus. With four days of keynote presentations, concurrent sessions addressing best practices in Career and Technology Education, and the opportunity to earn recertification credits onsite, the Summit is an experience that you can't afford to miss.
U.S. Department of Education
Association of Career and Technical Education
National Association of State Directors of CTE Consortium
National Research Center for Career Technical Education
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The South Carolina Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, or disability in admission to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies should be made to the Employee Relations Manager, 1429 Senate Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201, (803-734-8781). For further information on federal nondiscrimination regulations, including Title IX, contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at OCR.DC@ed.gov or call 1-800-421-3481.
The Education and Business Summit is a multi-faceted professional development, training, and informational state conference supporting accountability regarding all aspects of career and technology education, including a focus on the integration of academics and career and technical education, transitions from secondary to postsecondary education, and teachers’ certificate renewal. The scope of this state-level conference (over 170 general and concurrent) requires that delivery of content, training, professional development, and information be offered in multiple programming strands and activities. Among these are the following, most of which support certificate renewal efforts as approved by the Office of Educator Services/Teacher Licensure and local district Personal Professional Development Plans:
South Carolina’s investment in building the bridge between education and career is supported through the leadership of the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Superintendent of Education. South Carolina is making a strategic investment in CTE which annually helps prepare over 200,000 South Carolina students for the high skilled, competitive workforce. South Carolina provides a critical state investment in funding for CTE.