CTAE Pathways

What are Career Pathways?

Career Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) provides all Georgia students with the opportunity to select a minimum of least 3 sequential electives called a career pathway, along with recommended academic course work, to prepare them to continue their education at any level or enter the world of work. End of pathway assessments will be given at the end of the third course allowing students to earn a state and/or nationally certified certificate.

Career Pathways available at Gilmer High School include:

  • Food Animal Systems
  • Agribusiness Systems
  • Agricultural Mechanics Systems
  • Plant and Landscape Systems
  • Ag Mechanics & Metal Fabrication 
  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • Teaching As A Profession
Engineering & Technology:
  • Engineering 
  • Engineering Drafting and Design
  • Architectural Drawing and Design
  • Audio & Video Technology & Film 
Family and Consumer Sciences:
  • Nutrition and Food Science
Law enforcement Services:
  • Forensic Science and Criminal Investigations
  • Automobile Maintenance & Light Repair

What are the Benefits of Career Pathways?

  • May provide career related learning experiences such as Work Based Learning and Youth Apprenticeship opportunities
  • May allow membership and active participation in local, state, and national Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSO)
  • Will incorporate and align secondary and post-secondary education
  • Will include academic and CTAE content in a coordinated, non-duplicative progression of courses
  • May include the opportunity for secondary students to acquire post-secondary credits; articulated courses
  • Will lead to an industry-recognized credential or certificate at the post-secondary level, or an associate or baccalaureate degree
  • Will identify and address current or emerging occupational opportunities


The Gilmer School System does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, national origin, marital status, or handicap in its education programs, activities or employment practices.