Career & Technical Education

Annual Notice of Career and Technical Education Programs


The Hattiesburg Public School District announces that it is now accepting applications for high school students to attend career and technical education programs during the 2023-2024 school year.  Classes that must have been completed before beginning a program vary by program area. For more information regarding individual programs or prerequisite classes for specific programs, contact Charish Pierce at 601-544-0811 Ext 5189 or


apply here

The mission of Career and Technical Education is to encourage students to get a head start on preparing for college and careers.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) gives students the chance to get a head start on preparing for college and careers. In CTE programs, students will learn how core school subjects like math, science, and writing are used in real life. CTE students have the opportunity to participate in hands-on training in their chosen program and gain real-world experience. Many programs offer the opportunity to earn nationally recognized certifications which can be used to get a job that will help them pay for college or start their careers right out of high school! 


Tiger Newsletters

 CTE 2021-22 Newsletter

 Summer 2022 Connections (p. 32-34, RCU)

CTE Fall 2022 NEWSLEtter

   CTE Fall 2023 Newsletter    

Hattiesburg High School Career and Technical Education Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or handicapping conditions in accordance with federal and state law. The District Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator is Dr. Michael Battle.  His contact information is the following:

Phone: 601-582-5078                                                                                        Email:


Jermaine Brown
Career and Technical Education Director
(601) 582-5078 ext. 1074

Dr. Charish Pierce
Career and Technical Education Counselor
(601) 544-0811 ext. 5189

Jennie Noonkester
Student Services Coordinator
(601) 544-0811 ext. 5107

Anne Marie Bailey                                Student Services Coordinator   (601) 544-0811  ext. 5194

Susan Humphries
CTE Administrative Assistant
(601) 544-0811 ext. 5189

Sports Medicine Graduate Begins School at the University of Mississippi Medical Center

Jerrian Reedy was a  CTE Sports Medicine 2018 graduate.   He is pictured with his former instructor, Brian Maskew, who attended his 2023 White Coat Pinning ceremony for the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Culinary Art I students complete their first lab for the 2023-24 school year.  Great job! 

 Law and Public Safety Students help those in need during the 2022 Jackson water crisis. 

Law and Public Safety Students traveled to Jackson, Mississippi during their Labor Day break to help distribute supplies during the recent Water Crisis.


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