Carver was established in 1970, and its mission is to provide certificate, short-term education and associate degrees to the secondary and adult students of Kanawha Valley. Carver has twice been recognized as a WV School of Excellence and as a "Best School in the Nation" by REDBOOK magazine. It was the first vocational school in the state of WV.
Carver Teachers are certified by the WV State Department of Education, and all have actual work experience in the field in which they are teaching. Carver is operated by Kanawha County Schools. Our Programs are currently accredited by the Council on Occupational Education and approved by the WV Department of Education and the Kanawha County Board of Education.
Carver Career and Technical Education Center was named after George Washington Carver. Mr. Carver was born into slavery and went on to become a botanist and one of the most prominent scientist and inventors of his time. As head of the Tuskegee Institute's agricultural department, his work included groundbreaking research on plant biology and farming. His advancements included hundreds of new uses for crops such as peanuts, sweet potatoes, soybeans and pecans.