February is the month of Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE). At a regular meeting of the State Board of Education last week, SBOE and Head of Public School Richard Woods issued a resolution in recognition of CTAE Month and the contribution of CTAE faculty in Georgia.
The GaDOE Office of Career, Technical and Agricultural Education is committed to training Georgia’s future workforce by giving Georgian students an experience that will prepare them for success in the workplace. The CTAE program in Georgia offers 456 industry-certified programs in 17 clusters of career paths. Graduates of the CTAE Pathway Georgia also completed 97% of the training for the 2020-2021 academic year, which is almost 14 points higher than the level of graduation in the state. CTAE supports the development of students’ technical, leadership and soft skills through participation in career and technical student organizations (CTSO).
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“CTAE in Georgia is based on close cooperation with local businesses, industries, trade associations and higher education partners,” said Woods. “Together, these partners are constantly working to develop new paths and courses to empower all Georgian students and prepare them for a successful future. The educators of CTAE Georgia and the students they serve deserve to be celebrated in February and all year round. ”
“CTAE programs need to be involved in business and industry to prepare students for success in the workplace,” said GaDOE CTAE Director Dr. Barbara Wall. “The fact that should be noted during the CTAE Month is that true business-industry interaction is the norm, not the exception, in Georgia’s CTAE programs.”
The CTAE Month Resolution recognizes the success of CTAE programs in Georgia and notes the significant impact of CTAE on the lives of more than 660,000 Georgian students each year, with more than 50,000 seniors completing careers in a particular field or field of work during the 2020-2021 school year. . year