Guidance Office

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CTE Guidance Department would like to take this opportunity to let you know who we are, and how we can help support academic and career success for our students.

Center for Technology, Essex has a team of three Career and Technical Education School Counseling Coordinators, and a Pre-Tech Family Outreach Coordinator. We work hard to coordinate services with our nine sending schools. We maintain a “team” approach as we work with students, parents/guardians, sending school guidance, CTE Administrators, CTE Program Teachers and academic teachers, as well as Special Educators.

First off, we help support students to find their “fit” and to feel successful and safe. It takes a great deal of courage for students to “step out of their comfort zone” and embark on a path of their choosing by coming to CTE. All of us at CTE promote an environment of Health, Wellness and Respect. This encompasses not only their academic education, but the social and emotional areas as well.

Guidance addresses areas of problem solving, confidence building and personal accountability (also called Worker Traits in programs). Guidance also addresses issues of tolerance and respect, holding a firm clear line of NO tolerance to bullying and harassment. We at CTE believe that all students have the right to a safe school environment.

Students are encouraged to be involved in their education and extracurricular activities. This may be through their involvement in Community Service Days, attending Women Can Do conferences, or joining student council. CTE has a strong, active Student Council where student’s voices are heard and valued. CTE guidance helps support the growth and development in all aspects of our students’ lives.

The Guidance Department assists in guiding students in their post-secondary pursuits, whether that is 2 year or 4 year colleges, pursuing industry certificates, or stepping out into careers. We assist with providing industry information and experiences, as well as hosting college reps from a number of industry related colleges. Our goal is to guide and explain the college applications process. CTE guidance helps with dual-enrollment classes where students can receive college credit while still in high school. We work to prepare students transitioning into a college environment like Community College of Vermont through Intro to College Students, or using the free voucher available from the State to take a class at an area college.

These are some of the many ways CTE Guidance is here to help support students. If you have guidance questions, please call the counselor assigned to the program your son/daughter is enrolled in.

Charlie Brady

CTE Guidance Coordinator for:

  • Building Commercial and HVAC programs
  • Computer Systems Tech
  • Engineering
  • Professional Foods

cbrady@ccusvt.org or 879-5560

Christine Crucitti

CTE Guidance Coordinator for:

  • Automotive
  • Childhood Ed/Human Services
  • Health Informatics
  • Natural Resources Forestry
  • Natural Resources Mechanical

ccrucitti@ccsuvt.org or 857-7000 ext. 1258

Rebecca Morse

Family Outreach Coordinator for all four Pre-Tech programs

CTE Guidance Coordinator for:

  • Dental Assisting

rmorse@ccsuvt.org or 857-7000 ext. 1310

Emmy Charron

CTE Guidance Coordinator for:

  • Computer Animation & Web Design (CAWD)
  • Cosmetology
  • Design & Creative Media

echarron@ccsuvt.org or 879-8152