Career and Technical Education


US Senator Richard Burr visited the Perquimans Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, October 11. PCHS Senior, Quante G. and the Chamber staff greeted the Senator. The Senator toured the Catfish Hunter Museum.

Quante is participating in the work-based learning board at the high school. He is completing job shadowing hours in fall semester and will be an intern in the spring. Quante has completed all the Career Technical Education courses in the Business pathway.

"On Wednesday 11, 2017 I met one of North Carolina Congressional Senators, Mr. Richard Burr. I am currently an intern in training at the Perquimans County Chamber of Commerce. That afternoon the entire Chamber staff was preparing for his visit to the Jim "Catfish" Hunter Museum, located in  the Chamber building. We were tidying up around the building, making sure everything was in place. As the time drew near for the Senator to be arriving, things started to fall into place. The time arrived; Senator Burr approached the front door. He walked in; I greeted him; he shook everyone's hands and we introduced ourselves. He walked around the Visitors Center Gift Shop, looking at some of the items we have. Then, the director of The Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Sid Eley, gave him a tour of the Catfish Hunter museum. After the tour concluded, Mr. Burr and I took a picture together. He asked me about what I wanted to do after this, and I responded, I wanted to go to Pitt Community College then transfer to East Carolina University. That is really the first time I got to meet a US Senator privately. I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to meet him."  Quante G



Vision Statement

Our vision is an Elite CTE program that prepares students for current and emerging industries. Teachers and students are expected to practice 21st century workplace skills through real world learning. We are “Proud of our Past and Focused on our Future”

Mission Statement

The mission of Career and Technical Education in North Carolina is to: 

Empower all students to be successful citizens, workers and lead in a global economy.

Perquimans County Career Technical Education begins at the middle school with exploratory programs in Biotechnology and STEM. Students engage in inquiry based learning that applies Core curriculum to the real world. Students continue to expand their skills through career pathways at the high school. We offer the following career clusters:

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • Art, A/V Technology & Communications
  • Business Management & Administration
  • Finance
  • Health Science
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Students who complete four courses in a pathway qualify for the WorkKeys Assessment to earn the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).  In addition to the NCRC, students have opportunities to earn numerous certifications across every pathway.

The CTE Impact: Where core curriculum meets career skills.

In compliance with Federal Law:

“Perquimans County Schools administers all education programs and employment activities without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, socioeconomic status, parental or marital status.”

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