Georgia businesses need a skilled workforce, and every year, Georgia high schools are graduating talented students in need of meaningful career opportunities. In an effort to better connect those two groups, to the benefit of Georgia students and the overall economic health of the state, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and state partners are launching the Georgia Career Pipeline Tool, accessible at gacareerpipeline.gadoe.org.
The Career Pipeline Tool, developed by the GaDOE in partnership with business, industry, education and state-agency partners, is a web application that allows students and business/industry leaders to compare the CTAE programs offered in each Georgia high school with the workforce needs of specific regions within the state. This will provide students with helpful information on areas of growth within their region (or a region where they’d like to live after high school), allowing them to match the career education they pursue with available opportunities. The tool will also allow businesses to see the availability of students with a specific skillset in any Georgia county, zip code, or Economic Development Region – helping them make important decisions concerning growth, development, and workforce needs.
“We know there are many businesses who are doing great work and investing in Georgia’s economy, and they need a strong pipeline of qualified employees,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “We also know Georgia’s high schools have redoubled their efforts to equip students with practical skills so they can move into a successful, fulfilling future. The Georgia Career Pipeline Tool will connect those two groups and expand opportunities for Georgia’s high school graduates.”
In Georgia’s schools, students take Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) courses and, in high school, choose a Career Pathway that equips them with skills and industry certifications in a field of their choice. Students are studying everything from manufacturing to finance to health science through courses that provide real-world experiences and work-based learning opportunities.
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Richard Woods has over 25 years of pre-k through 12th grade experience in public education. > Read Full Bio