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Director's Message

S. Baker

Welcome to CTE!!!!

Lowndes County Public Schools has seven different Career Technical Education clusters, in which nine different programs are offered. Throughout the district there are thirteen CTE instructors at one of the two middle schools, three at each high schools, or one career tech center that offers CTE courses. Career and Technical Education clusters are educational avenues for students to get a head start when going on to college or entering a career field right out of high school. CTE classes create a competitive advantage for students since the coursework aligns to current industry skills, standards and knowledge. Each of the programs in our district have state-of-art-equipment. Each CTE program consists of a collection of relevant and articulated elective high school classes that begin in either 9th or 10th grade.

CTE classes include a mix of traditional classroom experiences and a variety of hands-on learning. Within each cluster, students explore related careers and many pathways lead to industry certifications, postsecondary credits and/or an industry externship. Students have the opportunity to participate in a Career and Technical Student Organization which provides students with opportunities to develop leadership skills as well as competition opportunities to showcase their CTE skills. These three- and four-year “programs” of elective classes are designed to help students develop the technical and professional skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to successfully enter today’s workforce and/or college with confidence and a more focused career direction. Each pathway is guided by an Advisory Committee and filled by committee members who are local employers and postsecondary college representatives that provide support in maintaining robust curriculum aligned to current industry practices.

Welcome to CTE and we look forward to introducing you to your career pathway to success.


Mrs. Shameka Baker