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Georgia’s College and Career Ready Clusters Advisory Committee. “Making Education Work for All Georgians”. Why Are You Here?. You were invited because of your expertise; and, your support of students and Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) programs in Georgia.

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Georgia s college and career ready clusters advisory committee

Georgia’s College and Career Ready Clusters Advisory Committee

“Making Education Work for All Georgians”


Why are you here

Why Are You Here?

You were invited because of your expertise; and, your support of students and Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) programs in Georgia.


Why ctae programs

Why CTAE Programs?

The CTAE programs in secondary and postsecondary institutions are developing America’s most valuable resource – our youth.


The aging workforce

The Aging Workforce

  • The baby boomers are leaving America’s workforce. Approximately 10,000 will turn 65 every day for the next 19 years.

  • CTAE is preparing a highly-skilled sustainable workforce that America’s business and industry need to remain globally competitive.


What are current workforce needs

What Are Current Workforce Needs?

Business and industry partners have indicated that workers need:

  • Academic and technical skills

  • Strong work ethics

  • Job ready soft skills

  • Real world work experiences

  • Problem solving skills


How do career clusters meet our workforce needs

How Do Career Clusters Meet Our Workforce Needs?

  • Career Clusters provide students with a broader range of career related options.

  • Clusters help students discover their interests and passions.

  • The Pathways within each cluster are well -designed programs of study that integrate CTAE with academics (Common Core Curriculum) and valuable soft skills.


How do career clusters meet our workforce needs continued

How Do Career Clusters Meet Our Workforce Needs? (Continued)

  • Clusters empower students to choose the educational pathway that will lead to success in high school, college, and their chosen career.

  • Clusters enable students to be better informed and focused when they enter postsecondary education.

  • Dual Enrollment helps students accelerate entry into the workforce.


Why integrate academics common core within ctae

Why Integrate Academics (Common Core) Within CTAE?

  • The Common Core Curriculum Provides:

  • Rigorous knowledge and skills needed to succeed in college and/or careers

  • Consistent expectations across states for all students

  • Relevant content and application of knowledge through high-order thinking skills

  • Clear, focused expectations that assist educators in being on the same page

  • A common-sense next step that is aligned to our Georgia Performance Standards (GPS)


House bill 186

House Bill 186

  • During the 2011 legislative session the Georgia General Assembly passed House Bill 186.

  • House Bill 186 mandates that Georgia will align with the 16 Federal Career Cluster framework.

  • Georgia is adding a 17th Cluster: Energy Systems.

  • All courses shall include embedded academic standards.


Benefits of reviewing our career cluster pathways

Benefits of Reviewing our Career Cluster Pathways

  • Opportunity to seek industry input and expertise

  • Opportunity to align our courses with the National Assessments and Student Credentialing

  • Opportunity to embed critical “Soft Skills” in each course


Benefits of reviewing our career cluster pathways continued

Benefits of Reviewing our Career Cluster Pathways (continued)

  • Opportunity to re-evaluate dual enrollment

  • Opportunity to re-evaluate articulation between DOE, TCSG and USG

  • Opportunity to evaluate academic credit options for CTAE courses


Individual graduation plan example

Individual Graduation Plan Example


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Individual Graduation Plan Example


Your input is valuable to us

Your Input is Valuable to Us

  • When should we begin teaching students about careers within the college and career ready clusters and pathways?


Your input is valuable to us1

Your Input is Valuable to Us

  • How should students learn about careers within the college and career ready clusters and pathways?


Your input is valuable to us2

Your Input is Valuable to Us

  • Who should deliver information regarding the college and career ready clusters and pathways?


Your input is valuable to us3

Your Input is Valuable to Us

  • What tools, materials, and resources would students need to make better and more informed decisions regarding educational and career planning?


Your input is valuable to us4

Your Input Is Valuable To Us

  • What are the five most important technical skills that a worker should possess?


Your input is valuable to us5

Your Input Is Valuable To Us

  • What are the five most important soft skills that a worker should possess?


Your input is valuable to us6

Your Input is Valuable to Us

  • What have we not included that you think is important and has not been addressed?


Where do we go from here

Where Do We Go From Here?

  • We will have work sessions over the next few months to:

  • Review and develop ideas and resources.

  • Integrate soft skills into a comprehensive counseling and advisement program (as per legislation).

  • During the following school years we will review and update all courses in each pathway.

  • Other suggestions?


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