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Fulton Schools Hosts First Career Pathways Signing Day

Signing Day 2019

Students Sign intent to be educators at
Fulton Schools first CTAE Signing Day

Fulton County Schools hosted its inaugural Career Pathways Signing Day May 9 at the South Learning Center (SLC). More than 25 students signed intents to enter a career path after graduation. "We do signing days for athletics and academics," said Yalanda Bell, Executive Director of Career, Technical & Agricultural Education (CTAE). "This year, we decided to include students who are beginning their career paths." FCS Board President Linda Bryant and board member Kimberly Dove, were on hand to congratulate the signees. Interim Superintendent Dr. Cindy Loe welcomed participants.

Teaching as a Profession students from Milton High School and the Fulton Schools College & Career Academy were among the signees. FCS Chief of Talent Ron Wade encouraged the Teaching as a Profession students to return to Fulton County Schools after training as educators. Tiara Banks, a student at Langston Hughes who committed to her chosen path of Education today said, "It’s a great opportunity."

Aaron Walsh, Field Operations Coordinator for Allison-Smith Company Electrical Contractors & Engineers, announced that Bryan Veloz, who signed his letter of intent with the company, would go into an electrical apprenticeship program after graduation from Roswell High School. Tyler Arirama, will begin active duty with the United States Army after graduating from Roswell High School and Jaequon Cain, who will graduate from Banneker High School in two weeks, signed on to be part of an architecture and construction training program.

Keynote speaker Rodney Sampson, an investment ecosystem builder and founder of the Opportunity Hub, said "many of the jobs that exist now will not exist in the future." "One skill is not enough. You need to be intentional about learning everything you can about your particular skill and adding skills."

Lydia Glaize, AFL-CIO Community Services & United Way of Greater Atlanta and Randy Beall, Atlanta and North Georgia Building and Construction Trades Council, thanked FCS for a successful program.

CTAE at Fulton County Schools engages students in innovative and industry relevant curriculum and authentic learning experiences that allow students to excel in postsecondary education and productive careers. The goal of CTAE at Fulton County Schools is to show students the relevancy of what they’re learning in the classroom, whether they want to attend a two-year college, a four-year university or other post-secondary options.

 

These students completed the Teaching as a Profession Pathway and are committing to education profession after college

FCS Signing Day 2019

Bryan Veloz signs intent for electrical apprenticeship at CTAE signing day

High School Student Name College Teaching Subject
Milton High School Fatimah Ahmed Georgia State Early Childhood
Milton High School Molly Dines Milligan College Speech Pathology
Milton High School Niyah Hunter Georgia State Early Childhood
Fulton Schools College and Career Academy Britney Bailey Georgia Gwinnett College Early Childhood
Fulton Schools College and Career Academy Tiara Banks Columbus State Kindergarten
Fulton Schools College and Career Academy Heaven Clark Gordon University Elementary
Fulton Schools College and Career Academy Sensoury McKay Bethune Cookman High School Algebra
Fulton Schools College and Career Academy Karina Perez Georgia State Elementary
Fulton Schools College and Career Academy Kiara Thornton Albany University Elementary
Fulton Schools College and Career Academy Theresa Twum Alabama A & M Kindergarten
Fulton Schools College and Career Academy Chenae Wilkins Bethune Cookman ELA

 

Pre-Apprenticeship Students

The Bridge Program – A workforce partnership of United Way and Banneker High School

 

Bianca Hunter

Montavious Martin

Jaquaveon Taylor

Betzaida Dominquez

Samerioncie' Berry

Kentrell Kitchens

Jaequon Cain

Jamal Thornton


 

Career Pathway Students

School

Student Name

CTAE Pathway

Career

Roswell High School

Bryan Enriquez Veloz

Architecture and Construction

 

Georgia Atlanta Contractors

Roswell High School

Jose Alvarez-Azua

Government and Public Administration

 

Army National Guard-Indirect Fire Infantry

Roswell High School

Tyler Arirama

Government and Public Administration

US Army-Military Intelligence Specialist

 

 

 

 

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