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Community Facts. Georgia graduation rate – 71.1% Local graduation rates: Wilkinson 83.3% Dodge 74.8% Telfair73.8% Bleckley71.4% Laurens67.0% Wheeler62.3% Dublin City59.0% PRELIMINARY 2006-2007 Georgia High School Graduation Rates Ranked by School System

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Community Facts

Georgia graduation rate – 71.1%

Local graduation rates:

  • Wilkinson 83.3%

  • Dodge 74.8%

  • Telfair73.8%

  • Bleckley71.4%

  • Laurens67.0%

  • Wheeler62.3%

  • Dublin City59.0%

    PRELIMINARY 2006-2007 Georgia High School Graduation Rates Ranked by School System

    Governor’s Office of Student Achievement

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2005 Graduates Entering Georgia Public Colleges in 2005-2006

Georgia rate:38.2%

  • Bleckley County:44.8%

  • Dublin City:44.8%

  • Laurens County:42.3%

  • Dodge County:34.3%

  • Telfair County:33.7%

  • Wilkinson County:27.7%

  • Wheeler County:24.4%

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2005 Graduates Entering Georgia Technical Colleges

Georgia rate:6.5%

  • Telfair County:21.6%

  • Bleckley County:11.8%

  • Laurens County:10.8%

  • Dodge County:10.0%

  • Wilkinson County: 7.9%

  • Wheeler County: 7.0%

  • Dublin City: 6.0%

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Adult Educational AttainmentTotal Population

Population with Less than High School

State of Georgia:21.4%

Telfair County:36.4%

Wheeler County:32.1%

Laurens County: 29.7%

Wilkinson County:29.6%

Bleckley County: 28.3%

Dodge County: 21.4%

Georgia 2005 Kids County Factsheet * Family Connection Partnership

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Adult Educational AttainmentTotal Population

Population with High School Graduates

State of Georgia:28.7%

Wheeler County41.8%

Wilkinson County41.4%

Telfair County40.1%

Laurens County 37.1%

Dodge County 36.6%


Georgia 2005 Kids County Factsheet * Family Connection Partnership

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Community Facts

Youth 16 to 19 Not in School &

Not Working

State of Georgia:10.9%

Wheeler County18.0%

Telfair County14.7%

Dodge County 14.1%

Laurens County 11.0%

Bleckley 10.6%

Wilkinson County10.3%

Georgia 2005 Kids County Factsheet * Family Connection Partnership

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Economic Impact of High School Non-Completion in Georgia by Region

Region%Population 25+ without aResulting Foregone

HS diploma, 2000Income in 2006 Dollars

130.9%$2.2 Billion

225.3%$1.2 Billion

314.5%$4.2 Billion

427.5%$1.1 Billion

525.4%$1.1 Billion

622.6%$1.0 Billion

724.5%$1.1 Billion

825.6%$0.9 Billion

933.2%$0.9 Billion

1029.4%$2.0 Billion

1130.5%$1.0 Billion

1219.3%$1.1 Billion

Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education – Georgia Chamber of Commerce

The Economics of Education, Second Edition

Table 3.

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Education & Career PartnershipVision Statement

Preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s opportunities

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Education & Career PartnershipMission Statement

Provide every student an opportunity to participate in a seamless educational system that includes high level academic and technical preparation for workforce readiness and life long learning

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This Year’s ECP Plan

  • Increase Business/Industry/Community involvement in the ECP and CTAE Advisory Committees

    • Help ensure needs of the workforce are addressed in secondary/post secondary education

    • Help develop career pathways through high school to post secondary and ultimately workforce

    • Help Business/Industry communicate needs with students and their parents

  • Help solidify Teachers as Advisors program for all schools

    • Uniform delivery of the program across the SDA

    • Reduce duplication of efforts

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Vocabulary Definitions

Articulated Courses – Secondary courses whose standards are the same/nearly the same as a

Post secondary course and may count for credit at the technical college

CTAE – Career Technical and Agriculture Education

CTAE Committee – High school committees hosted by CTAE teachers and directors who seek

input from local business and industry, usually meets one or two times per year

ECP – Education and Career Partnership

DOE – Department of Education

DTAE – Technical College System of Georgia

Standards – required information that must be taught in a class.

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This Year’s ECP Plan

  • More variety of post secondary course offerings in dual enrollment

  • Increase articulation of courses between secondary and post secondary

    • Increase participation of teachers in articulation meetings

    • Increase teacher/student/parent knowledge of articulated courses

  • Provide career development for teachers

    • Increase knowledge of labor trends and business/industry needs

    • Increase number of strategies to help teachers make education relevant to real life experiences for students

    • Share knowledge with students

    • Increase feedback from teachers to determine if activities are helpful

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The Question….

Can you help us?

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Ways to Help

  • Visit middle/high schools in your community

  • Participate on CTAE Advisory Committee

  • Share personnel needs of your company with high schools’ administrators, teachers, and students

  • Share real-life needs of secondary education with students

  • Share need for good work ethics, post secondary education, and technical training with students and their parents

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Education and Career Partnership (ECP)

How can we help you?

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ECP Can Help You:

  • Make contact with local high school administrators and counselors

  • Talk to students about work ethics and education/skill level expectations in the workplace

  • Become a mentor for students

  • Have input at CTAE Committee meetings

  • Have input at ECP meetings

  • Gain insight into issues relating to secondary and postsecondary education in your community

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Projected Outcome: Prepared Students

Ready for the Workforce

  • Together, we can help students see the need for secondary and post secondary education/training.

  • Together, we can increase Georgia’s high school graduation rate.

  • Together, we can build a strong community.

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THANKS for your time!

Robbie Hobbs, ECP Manager

Heart of Georgia ECP

560 Pine Hill Road

Dublin, GA 31021

478-274-7765 (office)

478-275-6642 (fax)

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