Most high school students enrolled in career pathway programs in Georgia go on to earn their diplomas.

Across the state, 96 percent of seniors in career, technical and agricultural education programs graduated in 2017. That’s up from 94.8 percent in 2016, according to a report from the Georgia Department of Education. By contrast, Georgia’s high school graduation rate for all students was 80.6 percent in 2017 and 79.4 percent in 2016.

“Students need to be engaged and see the relevance of their education — and CTAE makes that happen,” state schools Superintendent Richard Woods said in a press release. “CTAE connects Georgia’s K-12 schools with business and industry, building a qualified pipeline of students who are ready to participate meaningfully in Georgia’s industries and communities…”

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