Message from Dr. John D. Barge, State Superintendent
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Dr. John D. Barge
State School Superintendent
Career Readiness Programs
The Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Division of the Georgia Department of Education is responsible for the career and leadership development of students in middle and high schools across the state. The CTAE department works with the nine Career, Technical Student Organizations to enrich the curriculum in the CTAE Pathways. Many of these organizations are state chapters of national organizations that, with the aid of multiple corporate sponsors, have succeeded in developing effective programs to instruct and challenge students. To learn more about the CTAE program, click here.
The Georgia Department of Education is dedicated to preparing students for 21st Century workplace careers by providing high quality educational opportunities in STEM fields. STEM represents the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM education encourages a curriculum that is driven by problem solving, discovery, exploratory learning, and student-centered development of ideas and solutions. The saturation of technology in most fields means that all students – not just those who plan to pursue a STEM profession – will require a solid foundation in STEM to be productive members of the workforce. To learn about Georgia STEM's goals, click here.