Lanai Taylor, Tori Rader, Alexis Short and Joseph Old, left to right, are seniors attending BTEC in nursing and cybersecurity. They will all graduate with a license or certification this year. BTEC also helped them find a job.
Michael James, Harrison Early, Cameron Crush, Camron Fisher and Brandon Carper Austin Brookman all attend BTEC through the scholarship program offered at Craig County High School. Each shared their heartfelt comments of how much the school has accelerated their job opportunities and knowledge of the career path they desire.

Pam Dudding
Contributing writer

Many students graduate from high school and have no idea where to go or what to do with their lives, nor do they have the funds to continue their education.


Craig County Public Schools has partnered with Botetourt Technical Education Center (BTEC) to offer their students a broad scope of possibilities to those who cannot afford a major college, who prefer to learn a specific trade or those who wish to get a jump on their college careers.

The school states that it “seeks to provide a safe, challenging and supportive environment in which all students have the opportunity to acquire…



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