Business Partnerships

The Career and Technical Advisory Council is comprised of representatives from business and industry who meet at least four times a year to provide insight and suggestions on the focus and direction of Career and Technical programs. The Council represents a wide range of interests and expertise and also includes members from the local community college, Department of Labor and Industry, business companies and organizations as well as parent and student representatives. They provide valuable information on the latest industry developments and career opportunities.

The New Horizons Auto Advisory Group is comprised of representatives from various automotive dealers and automotive repair businesses on the Virginia Peninsula. The group meets at least four times a year and advises CTEC on the direction of the Automotive Technology program as well the curriculum taught in the classroom. This group participates in the annual job interview night as well as the summer mentorship program. This partnership follows the lead of the state and national partnerships between the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association, the Virginia Department of Education, Automotive Youth Educational Systems, and the National Automobile Dealers Association. All form a pioneering program which brings together educators, administrators and dealers in preparing today's students for their future careers in automotive technology.

The Peninsula Council for Workforce Development (PCWD) is a nonprofit regional economic development organization focused on workforce development and business financing in the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and Williamsburg, and the counties of York, Gloucester and James City. New Horizons participates in the Peninsula Council’s Business & Education Partnership where employers are provided with ways to provide value-added resources to school divisions with a chance to make those contributions count. For information about the PCWD’s Youth Career Café click onto

The Peninsula Construction Academy. Interested in a career in the construction industry? Looking for a way to make your construction company more competitive? Recruiting, developing and retaining talent at every level of the construction industry just got easier.  The Peninsula Construction Academy is a cooperative effort between construction executives, New Horizons Regional Education Centers, Thomas Nelson Community College, and the Peninsula Council for Workforce Development. For more details visit

Thomas Nelson Community College is conveniently located next door to the CTEC Butler Farm Campus. In partnership together, the two schools offer over 100 college credit hours through dual enrollment and articulation. TNCC is also the home for the Virginia Peninsula Tech Prep Consortium of which New Horizons CTEC is an active member.

The following are a few of the business employers with which New Horizons CTEC works closely to provide employment to our graduates:

Alcoa Howmet
Canon Virginia Inc.
NASA Langley
Huntington Ingalls
WM Jordan

If you are interested in representing your company/business/organization on one of the partnerships listed above, please contact David Creamer,