Students plan for their future

Published 2:44 pm Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Randolph-Henry High School and Halifax High School students had the opportunity to visit the Career Tech Academy (CTA) at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston Thursday, Jan. 24. During the visit students toured the training facility, participated in hands on activities in the Information Technology and the Mechatronics Labs, and learned more about the dual enrollment CTA program. During the wrap up session, many of the students asked excellent questions such as “what do I do next in order to attend CTA and how can I fit this into my schedule?” showing interest in the program.
The Career Tech Academy (CTA) is a hands-on training program in mechatronics or information technology available to high school students from Halifax, Charlotte and Mecklenburg counties. Students take classes at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC), and may earn community college credits, a Career Studies certificate, and industry-recognized certifications. “The Career Tech Academy provides juniors and seniors in our surrounding rural communities an opportunity to gain industry recognized credentials, while incorporating hands-on learning instruction as they prepare for the workforce or to further their education at the community college or vocational level through the SVHEC Workforce Programs,” said Stephanie Robinson, CTA Administrator.
Students left CTA with a better understanding of the programs, requirements and steps necessary if they are interested in attending. Rising juniors and seniors and their parents/guardians are invited to attend a Career Tech Academy Information Session Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 6:15 p.m. The information session will be held at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s Innovation Center located at 820 Bruce St., South Boston. For more information about the CTA or to register for the upcoming information session contact Stephanie Robinson at (434) 572-5492 or email