Georgia’s 2019 CTAE graduation rate reaches 96.54 percent
The graduation rate for students involved in Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) programs has risen to 96.54 percent in Georgia
This rate – which applies to students who complete a Career Pathway – exceeds the statewide graduation rate by 14.54 percentage points.
“Our goal in education is to prepare students to live fulfilling lives,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “We want students to find careers they love. We want them to use their skills and talents to contribute to their communities and build the future of our state. Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education makes that happen by connecting Georgia’s K-12 schools with business and industry and helping students see the relevance of their education. This year’s graduation rate shows the program continues to succeed.”
Placement Rate: 99.6% of pathway completers go on to postsecondary education, advanced training, military service, or employment
Utilizing their skills after high school graduation, CTAE pathway completers are prepared for the next step in their career journey. While the 2019 placement rate for high school graduates who are pathway completers – in postsecondary education or advanced training, in military service, or in employment six months following graduation – is not yet available, the 2018 rate is 99.6 percent.
Georgia’s CTAE program leverages partnerships with industry and higher education to make sure students are ready to take their next step after high school. Students can take courses in more than 100 Career Pathways within 17 Career Clusters, earn recognized industry credentials, participate in work-based learning and apprenticeship opportunities, and serve as leaders through membership in co-curricular Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs).
CTAE is for all students, and Career Pathway completers are prepared to pursue higher education (through the University System of Georgia, Technical College System of Georgia, or another institution), enter the military, accept an apprenticeship opportunity or immediately begin their career.