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The mission of North Carolina Secondary Career and Technical Education
is to empower all students to be successful citizens, workers
and leaders in a global economy.


"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." -- George Bernard Shaw
While some students think of talking as communicating, you communicate in many ways: by listening, by writing, by speaking, and by non-verbal behaviors. Communication skills are at home or school when you answer a phone, ask a question, offer an opinion, smile at someone, demonstrate confidence, dress appropriately, write an email, and even when you remain silent.

Think before you speak or write.
Using just any words won't do.
  - Be yourself. You lose your confidence when you try to be someone you're not.
  - Choose descriptive words to communicate what you mean.
  - Leave out techno-speak when talking with non-technology listeners.

Learn by listening. Even though you hear, you may not be listening.
- Try to sense the mood and motivation of the speaker to interpret a message fully.
  - Concentrate on what is being said and block out distractions.
  - Avoid evaluating what you hear until the speaker is finished.

Avoid negative comments.
Don't hear an insult or negative comment when none is intended.
- Remove confrontational words from all communications.
  - Use "you" for positive comments and "I" or "we" for negative messages.

Write and rewrite. The finest writers and speakers revise five, six, or more times until the final version is right.


Visit Randolph County - The Heart of North Carolina's Economic Future!

Meet Our Staff:

Elizabeth Standafer
CTE Administrator
2222-C South Fayetteville Street
Asheboro, NC 27205
Phone - 336-318-6062

Carol Fuller
CTE Administrative Assistant
2222-C South Fayetteville Street
Asheboro, NC 27205
Phone - 336-318-6046

Rhonda Evans
Instructional Management Coordinator
2222-C South Fayetteville Street
Asheboro, NC 27205
Phone - 336-318-6057

CTE Leadership Team
(Left to Right):
Shannon Edwards-
THS/FACS;  Misty Wolfe-WHS/T&I,
Jessica Cutler-SWRHS/Ag;  Rhonda Evans-IMC,
Cindi McCorquodale-PGHS/HSE;  Andy Hines-RHS/T&I




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