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Guidance Office

Career & Technical Guidance Department
Pascagoula - Gautier College & Career Technical Institute
Welcome to the Pascagoula - Gautier School District College & Career Technical Institute. The Guidance Department of the CCTI is tasked with providing an opportunity for our students to go to work or college after graduation with a unique advantage over other students that allows them to compete, succeed or advance at a higher level because of specialized training, certifications and special scholarships not available at PHS or GHS. Most of our students have a built-in internship component where the students get to experience first hand what is required of them for specific jobs, opportunities for advancement and degree required. This allows for the students to find out while they are in high school, if this is the path they wish to take in college/career, allowing them to make the change now when the cost to do so is minimal to none. I am present for the duration of their high school experience for guidance and help, as well as throughout their journey to college or career. Below is a list of certifications available to our students as well as a list of scholarships available to students of the CCTI as well. Please email or call me anytime if you have any questions/concerns.

Nationally Recognized Industry Certifications:
National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and NATEF
ESCO Certification (HVAC)
National Restaurant Assoc. Foundations of Restaurant Mgmt. (ProStart)
National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
ACT National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment (Work Keys)
Microsoft IT Academy
Adobe Certifications
William Carey University Teacher Academy Scholarship 
Derek C. Read, M. Ed. USM
CTE Counselor, PLTW Coordinator, Ingalls Maritime Coordinator
Pascagoula-Gautier College & Career Technical Institute
(office) 228-938-6581 - (cell) 228-731-0498