Career and Technical Education sponsors Moodle-based Professional Learning Communities for teachers and other educators. These PLCs provide a place where staff members can access curriculum documents, share ideas and questions about their jobs, and get information directly from CTE consultants. All CTE teachers and support personnel should subscribe to their program area PLC. Other PLCs are also available for teachers of particular courses and people with special interests.

For more information about how to subscribe to your Moodle PLC, contact your program area consultant directly via the staff directory or email Family and Consumer Sciences.


Through a partnership with the University of North Carolina General Administration (UNC GA) we are pleased to join initiatives to address the teacher shortage in North Carolina through the an education pathway in Career & Technical Education (CTE). The FTNC program equips high school students with the knowledge, skills, and aptitudes needed for success as a k-12 teacher through rigorous coursework, field experiences, and portfolio development.


American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
AAFCS is the only professional association for family and consumer sciences (FCS) students and professionals from both multiple practice settings and content areas.

National Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NASAFACS)
The Family and Consumer Sciences National Standards 3.0 (NASAFACS 2018) continues the proud tradition of providing the framework for national, state, and local programs that prepare students for family life, work life, and careers in Family and Consumer Sciences by empowering individuals and families across the life span to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society.

NC State Extension
NC State Extension helps create prosperity for North Carolina through programs and partnerships focused on agriculture and food and health and nutrition.

NC Association for the Education of Young Children
NCAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

Smart Start and the NC Partnership for Children
Advance a high quality, comprehensive, accountable system of care and education for each child beginning with a healthy birth.

NC BioNetwork
The mission of BioNetwork is to provide high quality economic and workforce development for biotechnology and life science industries across North Carolina through education, training, and laboratory resources.

NC ProStart
To shape the future of the hospitality industry in North Carolina, the education foundation oversees the ProStart® program. From culinary techniques to management skills, ProStart’s industry-driven curriculum provides real-life experience opportunities, and builds practical skills and a foundation that will last a lifetime.

The Poe Center
The Poe Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to positively impacting the lives of North Carolina youth through health education. Since opening in Raleigh in 1991, the Poe Center has educated more than 1,000,000 participants from 90 counties using innovative teaching theaters, exhibits and offsite programs.

NC Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy
The NC Jump$tart Coalition is the North Carolina affiliate of the Jump$tart Coalition based in Washington DC. Jump$tart is a coalition of diverse financial education stakeholders. The NC Jump$tart Coalition is a volunteer organization comprised of members of the public, private and non-profit sectors who have a shared mission of advocating for financial literacy for youth. These individuals and organizations work together to educate and prepare our nation’s youth for life-long financial success.

NC Council on Economic Education
Since 1970, the North Carolina Council on Economic Education (NCCEE) has been committed to bringing economic, financial, and entrepreneurship education to every classroom in North Carolina. We are a non-profit, educational organization offering a variety of programs designed to teach students how to make wise decisions that will impact the rest of their lives.