It's in Your Hands
Where will you go after high school? What are your plans? College? A job? Military service? Apprenticeship? Not sure? Life after high school graduation may seem a long way off, but it’s a good idea to start planning your future right about the time you complete the eighth grade. You will have a lot to think about, but the good news is that you’ll have lots of help. For starters, you will have had a chance to look at careers that interest you starting in middle school. In addition, your parents or guardians, school counselors, advisors, and teachers are all members of your future-planning team. They will help you make good choices and create a plan that will help you succeed. We at the Georgia Department of Education want you to think of us as your team’s number one resource. We have the tools, course recommendations, and plans you and your team need to help you figure out:
- What you want to do after graduation
- How to get there from here
- What you need to do to be successful in your chosen career and in life
Our program, Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) offers career-related educational areas – called Program Concentrations and related Pathways. The Program Concentrations and Pathways listed in this website give you some insights into the possible occupations in each program. Each occupational listing includes:
- Occupational titles
- Educational requirements for each occupation
- The average annual salary you can expect to earn in each occupation
Each concentration also includes a true story about Georgia educators and team members enrolled in CTAE courses. We hope you will be inspired by these stories. Someday your story may appear in an update of this website.
|Team Member Spotlight|
|"Business is a continual subject; there will never be a time when it is not changing and expanding. The information I’ve learned in my business classes will always be useful to me."
Jessica Duncan - SEHS Insurance Class
“The financial management services pathway is worthwhile and meaningful if you really want to do enter the business world. It is a great learning experience.”
Jacob Bennett - SEHS Insurance Class