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.


Spirit Week
Feb 19 @ 7:30 am – Feb 23 @ 2:30 pm

Spirit Week Schedule as determined by the CTE Student Council for CTE Month:

Monday, Feb. 19          Chick-Fil-A Day

Tuesday, Feb. 20         Represent your Home School Day

Wednesday, Feb. 21    Career Day

Thursday, Feb. 22        Twin Day

Friday, Feb. 23             Hat Day

Snow Makeup Day
Feb 19 @ 7:40 am – 2:35 pm

NHREC make-up day for all programs. WJCC will be closed for President’s Day.

Third Quarter Ends
Mar 30 all-day
Spring Break – Schools and Offices are Closed
Apr 2 @ 7:40 am – Apr 6 @ 2:35 pm
Report Cards Issued
Apr 17 all-day
Interim Reports Issued
May 11 all-day
Memorial Day- Schools and Offices are Closed
May 28 all-day


Mr. Jordan and New Horizons students participating in the Academies of Hampton Career Exploration Program.

Given the recent inclement weather school closings, the NHREC Makeup Schedule will be as follows in consideration of the revised schedules adopted by the Greater Peninsula School Divisions that operate the NHREC regional programs. January 26, 2018 NHREC CTE & GSST will use this day as a Make-up Day for Gloucester County, Hampton City, and… Read more »

Our New Horizons Students, Faculty, and Staff partnered with the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank for our Annual Canned Food Drive. We collected and donated over $1000 which will provide over 4000 meals to those in need.  In addition to the monetary contribution, we donated 21 boxes of non-perishable food items.  Many thanks to our New Horizons… Read more »