Committed to Preparing a World Class Workforce for the 21st Century

Welcome to the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) homepage!  For over 40 years, CTEC has provided career and technical education services to the students of Virginia Peninsula high schools.  The center currently serves over 920 high school juniors and seniors in 23 career and technical programs.  The Center is located on two campuses:

Butler Farm Road (Hampton)

Woodside Lane (Newport News)

  • Reasons to attend New Horizons Career and Technical Education Center vary with the students who are asked:
  • Many students entering the programs have definite career goals in the area in which they enroll.
  • Other students are “trying on” a career field to determine if they have the interest and ability to be successful.
  • Many others want to set an academic foundation for their college studies or prepare to financially support their college careers by working in their career and technical field.
  • For whatever reason students attend New Horizons, one message to them is clear: high school is not the end of learning! The employee of the future must be committed to keeping pace with technological advances and CTEC is committed to helping to prepare a world class workforce.


Congratulations to the following students who placed during the FCCLA State Conference Destiny Rebman, Phoebus: Sports Nutrition- Gold medal 1st place, trophy. $2,000.00 Scholarship Johnson and Wales, $1,000.00 Scholarship Culinary Institute of Virginia. Advance to Nationals William Gathers, Heritage:Illustrates Talk-Gold medal 1st place trophy. Advance to Nationals Breann Adair, Warwick:Teach and Train-Silver medal Tressa Meier, Home Schooled:Chapter… Read more »

At the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Conference, Mrs. Penny Cooke, New Horizons (FCCLA) Adviser and Early Childhood Education teacher was selected as the Most Spirited (FCCLA) Adviser Award recipient . Kuddos to her, and her 17 years of (FCCLA) advisership as well as her dedication to her students.  

The FRC Team 122 competed at the FIRST Chesapeake District Championship from March 28-31 at the University of Maryland. The highlight was seeing the robot place a cube on the scale during the automatous mode. Nice work to our programmers! The team was excited to be selected by the 2nd seeded alliance as one of… Read more »