Dawn Woodard, Director of CTAE

dawn.woodard@mcssga.org 

706.441.0601 – ext. 1025

                Office Hours:  M-F  8:30am – 4:30pm               

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 above to go directly to the Georgia Career Pipeline website to search for eligible students.

Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) is preparing Georgia’s students for their next step after high school, college, beginning a career, registered apprenticeships, or the military.  

Georgia CTAE pathway course offerings leverage partnerships with industry and higher education to ensure students have the skills they need to thrive in the future workforce.

CTAE offers students more than 130 career pathways within the 17 Georgia Career Clusters. 

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 2017-2018

 

Greenville High School

Walter Burgess – Business / FBLA Advisor

Brian Kempson – Information Technology

Michael Durham – Architecture & Construction

Belinda Godfrey – WBL Coordinator

 

Manchester High School

Sandra Hussie – Business / FBLA Advisor / WBL Coordinator

Jasmine Knighton – Health Care / HOSA Advisor

Martis Ferguson – Agriculture / FFA Advisor

 

Dawn Woodard – CTAE Director

Dave Lewis – Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator

Meriwether County CTAE Newsletters

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Fall 2017-2018

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 for the 2017-2018 school year. They are:

Career Pathways offered at Meriwether County High Schools:

 Architecture and Construction: Construction Pathway
Information Technology: Information Support Systems Pathway
Business, Management and Administration: Entrepreneurship Pathway
Health Science: Therapeutic Services-Allied Health and Medicine Pathway
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources: Plant and Landscape Systems Pathway

Dual Enrollment Programs offered in Partnership with West Georgia Technical College:

 Welding Certifications
Nurse Aide Certifications
Criminal Justice Certifications
Early Childhood Education Certifications
Precision Manufacturing Certifications
Cosmetology Certifications
Automotive Certifications
Core Subjects: Math 1111 and English 1101

Work-Based Learning Opportunities:

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!

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 person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Dawn Woodard, Meriwether County Schools, 2100 Gaston Street, Greenville, GA 30222, 706-441-0601.

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:

Introduction to Digital Technology

IT Essentials

IT Support

Click on the course title above for Course Information

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:

Introduction to Business and Technology

Legal Environment of Business

Entrepreneurship

The three courses in the HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT cluster include:

Introduction to Business and Technology

Legal Environment of Business

Human Resources Principles

 Click on the course title above to for course information.

The Architecture and Construction Career Cluster includes careers in designing, planning, managing, and building structures.

The three courses in the Construction Pathway include:

Industry Fundamentals and Occupational Safety

Introduction to Construction

Carpentry I

Click on the course title above to for course information.

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:

Basic Agricultural Science

General Horticulture and Plant Science

Nursery and Landscape 

Click on the course title above for course information.

 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/ ALLIED HEALTH AND MEDICINE include:

Introduction to Healthcare Science

Essentials of Healthcare

Allied Health and Medicine

Click on the course title above for course information.