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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice is taking several precautions at our secure facilities, county offices, and alternative placement sites to help prevent the spread of this virus. Visit our COVID-19 Updates and Resources webpage for procedural changes within the Agency and other helpful resources.

Career and Technology Education (CATE)

The focus of career education is to develop a system structured for all students. This system integrates schools and workplaces, academic and career and technology education programs, secondary and post-secondary education, and provides connection among educators, students, parents, and business leaders. Students acquire transferable academic and workplace skills. Career education includes:

  • A rigorous, relevant academic curriculum
  • Collaboration among employers, schools, colleges, universities, and agencies
  • Career interest assessment, exploration, and preparation
  • Career and Technology Education also addresses the needs of all students to prepare them for entry level employment and/or post-secondary education.

DJJ's school district offers students a variety of career and technology courses with supporting career development activities:

  • Auto Collision RepairDJJ student welding
  • Carpentry
  • Computer Applications  
  • Culinary Arts
  • Digital Desktop Publishing
  • Framing and Ceramics
  • Horticulture
  • Parenting Education
  • Welding

DJJ's school district also offers "School-to-Careers," a challenging academic and CATE curricula in career exploration with counseling initiatives. Teachers are trained to link classroom learning to the world of work, along with providing apprenticeships and mentoring. The state’s business and education partnerships are the foundations of the School-to-Careers system and connect SCDJJ’s classroom to the world of work.

Students in Framing class and potted plant