CTE Programs & Initiatives
Additional CTE Programs
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) offers a four-year sequence of courses which, when combined in high school with college-preparatory mathematics and science courses, introduces students to engineering and engineering technology. The core courses are Introduction to Engineering Design (8439), and Principles of Engineering (8441). Specialty courses available to complete the sequence are Digital Electronics (8440), Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (8442), Aerospace Engineering(8428), Biotechnical Engineering (8429), Civil Engineering and Architecture (8430), and Engineering Design and Development (8443).
Also see: Training for PLTW Educators
Project Lead The Way sites in Virginia:
University Affiliate: Old Dominion University
- PLTW Information Flier (PDF)
- School Locator
- Getting Started Guide for PLTW
- Online Registration Process
- PLTW Program Costs Table (PDF)
- Design Considerations for a GTT Classroom (Word)
- 2014-2015 K-5 Elementary Program Kickoff Video
- Registration for Elementary Program
The Virginia General Assembly continues to allocate funds to Jobs for Virginia Graduates (JVG) for programs in local school divisions using the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) national model. VDOE serves as fiscal agent for these programs. The primary mission of the JVG program is to assist high school students who are at risk of dropping out, or have other barriers to graduation and provide additional supports that enable these students to graduate, secure, and retain quality jobs.