The Department of Academies, Career and Technical Education provides leadership and support to teachers in the Technical Education field which prepares high school students for postsecondary education and the demands of the 21st-century economy. All courses provide an environment where students can learn the relevance of combining technical skills with academic knowledge. Various resources and training workshops are available to assist teachers and staff in delivering quality instruction in these areas. Development and implementation of the Academies education model in high schools are also led from this department.
Description of Program
Technical Education is offered in Gwinnett County Public Schools in order to better prepare high school students for the demands of the 21st-century economy and postsecondary education. All courses provide an environment where students can learn the relevance of combining technical skills with academic knowledge.
The Georgia Department of Education has developed Career Pathways that will allow students to concentrate their studies in an area of Technical Education to prepare for a seamless transition from middle school to high school to postsecondary training in college or technical school. Pathways have been developed in 47 areas. While all courses may be taken as a stand-alone elective course, the strength of the Pathway lies in completing an established program of study that leads to validation through an industry-based assessment.