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Mr.  Iverson  Dudley
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Principal's Corner

Reflect, Transform, Lead: A New Vision for Career Technical Education

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Career Technical Education around the world is helping our nation meet the very real and immediate challenges of economic development, student achievement, and global competitiveness.  Iverson Dudley IV, Director of Bessemer City School System’s Career Technical Education, as well as the faculty and staff are committed to providing students with academic, technical, and decision-making skills while preparing them for the challenges of citizenship in our global society.

Bessemer City School System’s Career Technical Education Department is dedicated to operating by the 5 Guiding Principles set forth by the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education, and they are:

  • Striving to ensure that the United States leads global competitiveness
  • Actively partnering with employers to design and provide high-quality, dynamic programs
  • Preparing  students to succeed in further education and careers
  • Delivering instruction through comprehensive programs of study aligned to the National Career Clusters Framework
  • Utilizing a results-driven system that demonstrates a positive return on investment

Bessemer City School System’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program develops the talents and skills of students in classroom settings that are rigorous and progressive. Students have an opportunity to explore career options and take courses in the following:

 

  • Business Technical Essentials
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Cosmetology/Barbering
  • Information Technology
  • Welding
  • Work Based Learning
  • JROTC
  • HVACR
  • Career Preparedness
  • Finance
  • Business Management
  • Micrsoft IT Academy
  • Logistics Program/BLG Logistics

 

 

Bessemer City School System’s Career Technical Program director, faculty, and staff welcome you to the Bessemer Center for Technology (BCT). The experienced and enthusiastic faculty and staff are committed to ALL students being college and career ready; while recognizing Career Technical Education as Learning that Works!