• Support Career & Technical Education

    The community’s support is critical to the success of our students. In turn, our community benefits from a robust CTE program that arms students with the technical, academic, and employability skills they need to enter the workforce. From individual giving to sponsorships from our region’s largest employers, your support matters!

    Sponsor the Annual CTE Extravaganza

    The CTE Extravaganza is the RCPS CTE Foundation's largest fundraiser of the year. 100% of funds raised directly support students. Donations provide college scholarships to deserving high school seniors, fund class and extracurricular expenses for students who are in need, support student travel to competitions, pay for new tools, and more.

    Contact Business Liaison Elizabeth Kennedy at (540) 853-1061 or elizabethkennedy@rcps.info to learn more about sponsoring the next Extravaganza.

    Work-Based Learning

    Work-Based Learning (WBL) experiences enable students to apply classroom instruction in a real-world business or service-oriented work environment. You have the opportunity to help train your workforce of tomorrow!

    If you are interested in partnering with RCPS' Work-Based Learning Program, contact WBL Coordinator Jesse Truax at jtruax@rcps.info or (540) 853-6303

    Other Ways You Can Support Students

    • Enhance students’ hands-on learning experiences by donating items, such as tools, materials, and more.
    • Talk to your friends and family about the importance of supporting CTE programs and consider writing to your legislators to advocate for increased funding for workforce development programs
    • Contact the Roanoke Technical Education Center at (540) 853-2803 to learn more about their specific needs