LOUISA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - The Louisa County Public School system is acting as a guide for others in the commonwealth. State Secretary of Education Atif Qarni and state Superintendent James Lane visited Louisa County High School.

There, they saw students practicing their skills as barbers, builders, and even ate a meal some culinary students prepared. Qarni says the opportunities at Louisa County High merge with the state's goals for student’s futures.

“Our goal is to create a seamless pathway from classroom to career and that could be in different forms. If a young person wants to go into the military or they want to go to a community college or university,” said Qarni.

According to Louisa County administrators, 980 students at the high school are involved in a Career and Technical Education course, which can help them find the pathway they want to pursue.  Administrators are working on creating a technical education center adjacent to the existing campus.