With a choice of 26 different career pathways, Barrow County School System students have the opportunity to earn credentials and college credit in almost any career area of interest.

Review our Career Planning Guide to learn about career clusters and pathways.

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Watch the video below to see how the Barrow County School System and Lanier Technical College work together to give students a solid foundation to pursue high-tech, high demand careers.

2021 Graduation Rate for Students in CTAE Pathways

CTAE Grad Rate for 2021

CTAE Advisory Committees

An advisory committee is a group of volunteers that meet two to three times a year to provide advice and/or support to the Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) programs. The primary purpose for advisory committees is to promote greater cooperation between the educational environments and the private sector in preparing students for employment, promoting a quality CTAE education, and ensuring that the skills and technology being taught in the classroom are responsive to the needs of the labor market.

Learn more about advisory committees

CTAE Contact

Dr. Wood

Dr. Jennifer Wood

CEO Sims Academy & Career, Technical, Agricultural Education Director

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CTAE Non-Discrimination Statement

As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Barrow County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. For additional information or referral to the appropriate system coordinator, please contact the system superintendent’s office located at 179 West Athens Street, Winder, GA or phone 770.867.4527.

Barrow County School District’s Career, Technical and Agriculture Education Programs does not discriminate in enrollment or access to any of the programs available:

  • Agriculture
  • Architecture and Construction 
  • Arts, AV/Technology and Communications
  • Business, Management and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Engineering
  • Graphic Arts
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • JROTC--Army 
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Work-Based Learning

Additional information on CTAE clusters/pathways can be found in the Career Planning Guide located above. 

The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs.  The Barrow County School System also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.

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