Currituck County Schools CTE courses help prepare students for life after high school

Published 7:58 am Monday, March 21, 2022

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Currituck County Schools celebrated Career Technical Education (CTE) Month in February, highlighting many of the programs in the district. “This public awareness campaign seeks to celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country,” stated a CCS press release.

Roman Baratta graduated Currituck County High School in May 2021 and participated in the CTE Emergency Medical Technician course with EMT instructor Caitlyn Colson. “He left CCHS with EMT Honors, and gained his EMT credential for North Carolina,” noted the release.

“The EMT course has benefited me by allowing me to get a job right out of high school and be able to help my community,” stated Baratta. “The EMT class gave me the opportunity to learn a set of skills and be able to build on that in the future.”

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He is currently working in the emergency services field as an EMT with Pasquotank-Camden EMS and Chowan EMS.

Madison Sudduth and Alexis Martin are students from the same course who also successfully completed the EMT program at CCHS. Sudduth works with Currituck County Fire-EMS.

“CCHS students are graduating with credentials and employment which is part of the Currituck County School’s Strategic Plan – ‘Enroll, Enlist and Employ,’” stated the release. “Students are leaving high school with credentials in hand ready to work!”

CCHS is currently enrolling students for next year’s courses. Contact for further information.