• Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE)

    Beth Parks Beth Parks
    Director of CTAE & Federal Programs
    34 School Street
    Watkinsville, GA 30677
    706.769.5130, ext. 1336

    CTAElogo Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) involves integrated relationships between academic education and specific career opportunities. CTAE offers lifelong learning experiences through aGrad Rate variety of Career Pathways. 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 concept provides focus and a personal plan for EVERY student that involves parents, counselors and teachers in the process. In addition to selecting a Career Pathway, students are encouraged to participate in work-based learning. Work-based learning opportunities are available through individual job shadowing, internships, co-op, or through the formal Youth Apprenticeship program offered at both high schools.

    Preparing young people to participate in our economy is a critical challenge. We must equip students with a broad range of skills to enable them to succeed in their future careers. Students must acquire a sophisticated grasp of technology and its applications in the real world. They must learn to communicate effectively and develop the ability to master new skills and find creative solutions to problems. Most importantly they must learn to continue to learn -- in post-secondary education, in their careers, and throughout life.

    As we enter the 21st century, we invite you to join us in creating futures for students that are economically rewarding and personally satisfying.



    Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education in the Oconee County School System will be nationally recognized for excellence by ensuring that all students receive skills that prepare them for post-graduate success through rigorous application of curriculum, leadership development, and community/business partnerships.


    To build a bridge between academic knowledge and technical skills to promote personal and career success.


    Oconee County Schools offers Career, Technical and Agriculture Education (CTAE) programs at all district middle and high schools. These programs are designed to prepare youth for a broad range of employment and further education and are offered under the guidance of certified teachers. The following is a list of programs being offered this year and the criteria for admission. 

    Courses are offered in the following Career Clusters: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Arts, Audio/Video Tech & Film and Communications, Education & Training, Finance, Health Science, Information Technology, Marketing, STEM, and WBL/YAP

    All CTAE programs follow the system’s policies of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, and disability in all programs, services, activities, and employment. In addition, arrangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English language proficiency is not a barrier to admission or participation. 

    For general information about these programs or inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies, contact: 

    Beth Parks
    Director of Federal Programs & CTAE
    Oconee County Schools