Career Majors

Robert Watt
Principal
Extension: 674
Room: B175
E-mail: rwatt@gnbvt.edu

Students can choose from more than two dozen career majors. These programs of career and technical education are constantly updated to keep pace with the changing needs of business and industry.

Exploratory

 

During the first half of the year, freshmen explore nine (9) career/technical areas. Two areas are explored each cycle and the cycles alternate every nine (9) days between academics and career/technical exploration. The curriculum in each area is designed to acquaint the student with the type of work performed and the required skills needed to be successful. In addition, the exploratory process provides an opportunity for the student to evaluate his/her experiences, strengths, weaknesses, and interests, and enables students to be better prepared to make an informed decision about their permanent career/technical program.

As students explore each career/technical area, they are encouraged to work to the best of their ability. Evaluation points are based on daily performance, conduct, and effort. At the end of the exploratory period the points are totaled and combined with an average of the first quarter academic grades. This point total helps determine a student’s permanent program placement.

All freshmen must complete their Career Cruising assignments and aptitude testing prior to selecting their permanent career and technical education program. Failure to do so may result in the student not being eligible for placement in the program that was their first choice. In making decisions about transfers from one program to another, the school will consider a student’s discipline record, attendance record, and current grades.