Savannah Chatham County Public Schools will join others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of Career, Technical & Agricultural Education (CTAE). The Chatham County Commission issued a proclamation Friday, February 12, and urged all Chatham County citizens" to become familiar with the services and benefits offered by the career, technical, and agricultural education programs in this community and to support and participate in these programs to enhance their individual skills and productivity." Career, technical and agricultural education, or CTAE, directly prepare students for high-wage, high-demand careers. CTAE covers many different fields, including health care, information technology, advanced manufacturing, hospitality and management and much more. In Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools, middle and high school students participate in career days, enjoy guest speakers and events, and other activities to prepare them for a life after high school.
“CTAE courses get students on the fast track to their future and our teachers are dedicated, highly qualified, and devoted to the task of preparing students beyond the classroom," said Dr. Angie Lewis, Senior Director of the Office of College and Career Readiness. “The program is helping our young people develop skills that will serve them well as they look toward their future in whatever career path they choose." Dr. Lewis accepted the proclamation from the Chatham County Commission Friday at their regular meeting on behalf of the district.
County Commission Chairman Chester Ellis, himself a former educator, reminded the commission that while not everyone is destined for a four-year degree program, every student needed to graduate with the skills necessary to get a job and support themselves. The profound economic and technological changes in our society are reflected in the structure and nature of work, thereby placing new and additional responsibilities on our educational system to prepare students for the future.
At the same meeting, Dr. Lawton Davis, Director of the Coastal Health District, thanked the SCCPSS nursing staff for their assistance in vaccination deployment.