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 Career Ready Diploma Seals


A signal to employers that a student is prepared 
to participate in the workforce

The Career Ready Diploma Seal is awarded to graduating high school students who complete a series of accomplishments as outlined ​​and engage in activities, courses, and experiences that foster career readiness. The diploma seal is a signal to employers that a student is prepared to participate in the workforce.

3 Types of Recognized Career Seals

1. Employability Career Seal

Employability/Soft Skills Seal
Awarded to high school graduates who:

  • Complete an Employability Skills/Soft Skills program approved by the local system and their business partners.

​Distinguished Employability/Soft Skills Seal
Awarded to high school graduates who:

  • Complete the requirements above, AND 
  • Earn at least one unit in a state-approved Work-Based Learning program in the concentrated CTAE pathway area

2. Pathway Career Seal

Pathway Skills Seal
Awarded to high school graduates who:

  • Complete a Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) pathway in at least one of Georgia’s 17 Career Clusters 

AND ONE (1) OF THE FOLLOWING

  • Pass an End of Pathway Assessment (EOPA)/ lndustry Recognized Credentialing exam (if it applies)
  • Complete a pathway in an industry-certified program
  • Earn at least one unit in a state-approved Work-Based Learning program in the concentrated pathway area
  • Complete all components of the Career-Related Capstone Project in the concentrated CTAE pathway area, as outlined by the GaDOE
  • Earn a minimum score of 36 on the ASVAB test, OR
  • Via dual enrollment complete two Technical Certificates of Credit (TCC) in one pathway, earning a Technical College Diploma, or earning an associate degree (Senate Bill 2 requirements)

Distinguished Pathway Skills Seal
Awarded to high school graduates who:
  • Complete a Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) pathway in one of Georgia’s 17 Career Clusters
AND TWO (2) OF THE FOLLOWING
  • Pass an End of Pathway Assessment (EOPA)/ lndustry Recognized Credentialing exam (if it applies)
  • Complete a pathway in an industry-certified program
  • Earn at least one unit in a state-approved Work-Based Learning program in the concentrated pathway area
  • Complete all components of the Career-Related Capstone Project in the concentrated pathway area, as outlined by the GaDOE
  • Earn a minimum score of 36 on the ASVAB test

3. Leadership Career Seal

Leadership Skills Seal
Awarded to high school graduates who:

  • ​Complete one year of membership in a state-recognized Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) or complete two (2) years of JROTC (i.e. two (2) credits on a traditional schedule or four (4) credits on a 4x4 block schedule)
  • ​Prepare a portfolio to include as a minimum, a cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation
  • AND ONE (1) OF THE FOLLOWING
  • Present to business and industry, civic organizations, legislators, and/or local, state, or national board of education members on behalf of local CTAE, CTSOs, or JROTC
  • Receive a regional, state, or national honor and/or recognition
  • Participate in at least 40 hours of documented community service, and/or community service campaigns (i.e. March of Dimes)
  • Earn a minimum score of 36 on the ASVAB
Distinguished Leadership Skills Seal
Awarded to high school graduates who:
  • Complete two years of membership in a state-recognized Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) or complete three (3) years of JROTC (i.e. three (3) credits on a traditional schedule or six (6) credits on a 4x4 block schedule)
  • Present to business and industry, civic organizations, legislators, and/or local, state, or national board of education members on behalf of local CTAE, CTSOs, or JROTC
  • Hold or previously held a leadership office at the local, regional, state or national level in a state-recognized CTSO during high school or a JROTC Command or Staff position within the unit
  • Participate in at least 80 hours of documented community service, and/or community service campaigns (i.e. March of Dimes)
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 Contact Information

 
​Dawn Mann
Program Manager, Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education
Phone: 404-657-4965

 
 

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