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Hanover County Public Schools is proud to offer a robust offering of classes and programs for career and technical education (CTE). We currently have 84 different offerings including classes at The Hanover Center for Trades and Technology and The Specialty Center at Hanover High School. We also organize the Hanover Regional Governor's School for Career and Technical Advancement, a two-week summer residential program for gifted CTE students. 

CTE teaches a variety of personal qualities and people skills: 

  • Positive Work Ethic
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Self-Representation
  • Diversity Awareness
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Creativity and Resourcefulness

In addition to professional and technology skills: 

  • Speaking and Listening
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Health and Safety
  • Organizations, Systems, and Climates
  • Job Acquisition and Advancement
  • Time, Task, and Resource Management
  • Customer Service
  • Job-Specific Technologies
  • Information Technology
  • Internet Use and Security
  • Telecommunications
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Career Clusters

Exciting and diverse careers are open to qualified applicants. The possibilities are limitless. Your school counselor and career counselor will help you to learn more about these opportunities and your own interests using career inventories and computerized programs such as Virginia Wizard and Virginia View.


Nursing studentsTechnical education student organizations are an integral part of the total instructional program. Student organizations provide opportunities for students to develop leadership skills, learn to engage in individual and group enterprises, and to compete honorably with colleagues at the local, regional, state, and national levels.


Justin Roerink, Principal of the Hanover Center for Trades & Technology and Coordinator of Career & Technical Education/Workforce Development
Vanessa Spurlock, Administrative Assistant
(804) 723-2020

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