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Derek Read

Principal's Message

Welcome to the College and Career Technical Institute‚Äôs webpage! As we move forward in the 21st century we are constantly changing the face of Career Technical Education. Please take time and look through our extensive listing of course offerings.  
I am honored to serve as CTE Director at the College and Career Technical Institute and for the Pascagoula - Gautier School District. The PGSD has a strong history of success and I am excited to have the opportunity to continue that tradition and make the CCTI the number one CTE center in the State of Mississippi. We currently have the most course offerings on any center in the state for our students.
Passion to Paycheck! We start as early as PreK - 4 building career readiness for our students. That becomes more prevalent in Middle School with Keystone/Leader in Me in 7th grade and Cyber Foundations/Pathways to Possibilities in 8th grade and into 9th grade Freshman Seminar. Establishing this culture is paramount to the success of our students, not only in high school but, after graduation whether that is military, career or college. This leads to our CTE programs in 10th and 11th grade then our extensive Business/Industry Internship Opportunities in the 12th grade for students to get a real world experience in their career of choice. With the push from the Federal Government and State MDE for students to graduate college and career ready, we are and want to remain at the forefront of this movement.
Again, welcome to the College and Career Technical Institute! I would like to invite you to come visit us and see for yourself why we are considered one of the best CTE Centers in the Southeast.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance to you or to arrange a tour. Thank you for your continued support, please let us know how we can better serve our students and our community. 
Thank you,
Derek C Read
CTE Director & Dean of Workforce Education
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Our Vision

The College and Career Technical Institute wants to be launching pad for our students turn their Passion into a Paycheck. Whether it is a career right out of high school, two years of community college or four years of college or more, we want our students to succeed at all levels and will set them on a course for that success. PGSD students will Blaze a Trail after graduation for all other students to follow.
The CCTI does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.