Dawn Woodard, Director of CTAE
706.441.0601 – ext. 1025
Office Hours: M-F 8:30am – 4:30pm
Non – Discrimination Statement
The Meriwether County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
Dawn Woodard or Sheila Wilson
Meriwether County Schools
2100 Gaston Street, Greenville, GA 30222
706 – 441 – 0601
END OF PATHWAY ASSESSMENTS (EOPA)
Career related pathways are structured to include three sequential courses that include age appropriate experiences which prepare students for the school-to-career transition. Upon the completion of the three pathway courses, students take an End Of Pathway Assessment (EOPA). Georgia, like many other career and technical education programs around the nation, has worked in recent years to establish a measurement mechanism to ascertain the level of technical skill attainment on behalf of its career pathway completers. Georgia’s measurement process requires states to implement a valid and reliable assessment model linked directly to industry validated standards. Students that pass the EOPA earn Industry Certifications/Credentials in their field.
Students who are eligible to participate in EOPA activities should:
- have successfully completed the three or four designated courses in the pathway; or
- be enrolled in the final designated (third or fourth) course of the pathway and be on track to successfully complete the last designated course.
The Georgia Career Pipeline web site is provided to help Georgia businesses see the availability of young, talented students in a specific Georgia county, zip code, or Economic Development region of the state that possess a type of service or technical skill, and help businesses make important decisions concerning growth, development, and workforce needs.
Students are considered to be within Georgia’s Career Pipeline when they have enrolled in a Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) pathway course at a Georgia Public School.
Click on the image to go directly to the Georgia Career Pipeline website to search for eligible students.
The Meriwether County School System recognizes the value and importance of receiving business and industry input. Our goal is for each Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) program to have a successful and functioning advisory council.
Advisory councils create partnerships between CTAE programs and businesses and industries in the communities they serve. Advisory Council members provide support and advice to the CTAE programs in an effort to assist in producing graduates prepared to enter post‐secondary training and/or the workforce.
As reflected by GA Dept. of Education, “Work-Based Learning placements represent the pinnacle of the Career-Related Education experience. To qualify for a WBL placement, a student must be in grades 11 or 12 and at least 16 years old. Students must also have a defined Career Pathway in order to participate in the Work-Based component of Career-Related Education. This is especially important for successful completion of a student’s pathway in that their job placement is directly related to the curriculum of the Career Technical and Agricultural Education classes they have completed or in which they are concurrently enrolled.”
We encourage you to learn more about the programs offered by Meriwether County School District. We want your input and feedback as we strive to increase our program offerings and ensure quality career development is ongoing. Let’s continue to work together to build a competitive and thriving workforce right here in Meriwether County!
Work-Based learning (WBL) provides students the opportunity to receive credit while working in an environment related to their career pathway. WBL placements represent the pinnacle of the Career-Related Education experience.
To qualify for a WBL placement, a student must be in grades 11 or 12 and at least 16 years old. Students must also have a defined Career Pathway in order to participate in a Work-Based Learning placement. This is especially important for successful completion of a student’s pathway in that their job placement is directly related to the curriculum of the pathway classes they have completed or in which they are concurrently enrolled. There are several opportunities for students to participate in work-based learning. These opportunities include employability skill development, Cooperative Education, Internship, Youth Apprenticeship, and Clinical Experiences.
CTAE Staff 2018-2019
Greenville High School
Walter Burgess – Business / Entrepreneurship / FBLA Advisor
Brian Kempson – Information Technology/ Information Support Services
Michael Durham – Architecture & Construction / Carpentry
Belinda Godfrey – WBL Coordinator / Entrepreneurship
Jon Olson – Robotics
Dave Lewis – Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator
Manchester High School
Sandra Hussie – Business/ Entrepreneurship / FBLA Advisor / WBL Coordinator
Lynn Arndt –Therapeutic Services/ Patient Care and Health Information Management / HOSA Advisor
Martis Ferguson – Agriculture / FFA Advisor
Shacorra Edmonds – Entrepreneurship
George McDonald – Robotics
Dave Lewis – Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator
Career and Technical Education Opportunities
Career Development is a lifelong process that begins early in life. In efforts for students to become College and Career Ready they must be provided with current available options, information, and opportunities that allow them to maximize their career choices beyond high school. It is important that parents be informed of what schools are doing to better prepare students for careers after high school graduation. The Meriwether County School District offers many opportunities to our students.
Career Pathways offered at Meriwether County High Schools:
Architecture and Construction: Carpentry Pathway
Information Technology: Information Support Systems Pathway
Business, Management and Administration: Entrepreneurship Pathway
Marketing: Marketing and Management
Health Science: Patient Care Pathway and Medical Office Management
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources: Plant and Landscape Systems Pathway
Robotics : Computer Programming (in both Middle schools)
Information Technology Career Cluster
The rapidly changing digital world of the Information Technology Career Cluster engages students in hands-on learning to prepare for careers that create, use, modify, and engage technology skills. Graphics, multimedia animation, web design, game and application development, networking, and computer repair are all possibilities.
The three courses in this cluster include:
Business Management & Administration Career Cluster
The Business Management & Administration Career Cluster prepares students with computer skills for future college and career plans. Cluster skills mastered include planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating as well as owning and operating a successful business.
The three courses in the ENTREPRENEURSHIP cluster include:
Architecture and Construction Career Cluster
Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources Career Cluster
The Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources Career Cluster includes the production, processing, marketing, financing, distribution, and development of agricultural commodities and resources. These commodities include food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources.
The three courses in PLANT AND LANDSCAPE SYSTEMS include:
Health Science Career Cluster
The Health Science Career Cluster includes planning, managing, and providing services in therapeutics, diagnostics, health information, support areas, and biotechnology research and development.
The three courses in THERAPEUTIC SERVICES/ PATIENT CARE FUNDAMENTALS include:
The three courses in HEALTH INFORMATICS: Health Information Management/Medical Office include:
GaDOE introduced new courses into the Middle School in 2018. Both of our Middle Schools offer a ROBOTICS program that focuses on Computer Coding and Programming.