Career, Technical and Agricultural Education provides Georgia students with the opportunity to select a Career Pathway. These pathways are state-approved career enhancement programs that combined with the recommended academic course work, will prepare students to continue their education at any level or enter the world of work. The Career Pathways are sequential electives in a particular area. Implementation of Career Pathways is a collaborative effort between the local systems, the Technical College System of Georgia and the University System of Georgia to help transition students from high school to college with a strong skill base. Most high-demand, high-skilled, high-wage occupations still require education beyond high school.
CTAE PROGRAM AREAS
The Agricultural Education program is built on the core areas of classroom/laboratory instruction and supervised agricultural experience programs.
Automotive Services Technology
The Automotive Services Technology program at Cairo High School assists the student in acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful entry worker in the field of Auto Technology and/or continue their education in a related occupational field.
The Business Education program is dedicated to the task of providing all students with information for business and about business.
The Construction program is designed to prepare students with foundational knowledge and skills for a construction career in four possible construction crafts.
Students study everything from the chemical compositions of hair products, massage treatments, common skin ailments and cosmetic applications.
Family and Consumer Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences is a comprehensive foundation course designed to assist students in developing the core knowledge and skills needed to manage their lives.
Health Occupations Education
Health Occupations Education provides students with knowledge of health careers.
The Metals Technology program is designed to acquaint participants with the three major technical occupations (welding, sheet metal, and machining) that are available in the metal forming, manufacturing, and metals/construction industries.
NJROTC is a course in leadership, teamwork and citizenship, using studies about the Navy as a common core.
Technology Education is a unique program that allows students to learn theory and application as they prepare for real world, high demand, and high skilled, high wage careers through hands-on applications. Media students learn the basics of broadcasting and television production.
Trade and Industrial Education
Trade and Industrial Education helps prepare students for an increasingly demanding high skilled workplace in the United States. To meet the needs of the technologically changing workplace, the state curriculum has recently been aligned with industry standards, and teachers are often offered professional development opportunities to upgrade their skills to the levels required for instruction according to industry standards. These classes include our Automotive Services Technology, Construction, and Welding programs.
Career Related Education (CRE) is structured, age-appropriate experiences that prepare students for the school-to-career transition. The range of CRE experiences begin with Career Awareness and Exploration in middle school and culminate with work-based learning during the eleventh and twelfth grade. Work-Based learning provides students the opportunity to be enrolled in an internship, cooperative education, or youth apprenticeship.