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POSTED: December 13, 2007 5:00 a.m.

Career development is a vital part of one’s educational career. It is a life-long process in which individuals define and re-define career-related choices and outcomes.

Labor trends indicate that many workers will change jobs an average of five to seven times in their career.

Educators in Georgia are responsible for providing the tools, knowledge and resources that young people and their parents need to make these critical career-related decisions.

Both high schools offer Business Education, Family/Consumer Science, and Technology Education. BCHS also offers Agriculture Education.

Some of the courses offered on the high school campus are part of the articulation agreement with the technical college and can also be used for credit in both institutions.

The Bryan County Board of Education has formal articulation agreements with Savannah Technical College which enable our students to take coursework at the technical college for credit both ways - as high school credit and as technical school degree credit.

The technical schools are on a quarter system, and our high schools are on a semester system, but scheduling is cooperatively arranged to enable students to earn dual credit. In order to attend, students must be juniors or seniors, must pass the entrance exam, and must have the recommendation of the school principal.

In the past, the system has offered to transport if there are sufficient numbers of students interested in joint enrollment. Technical college officials are available to schedule testing sessions and test preparation sessions to give students the greatest chance for success in their application to degree programs.

Currently Bryan County Schools has students enrolled in Accounting, Auto Collision Repair, Allied Health Science, Introduction to Auto Technology, Computer Information Systems, Introduction to Micro-computers, Business I, Culinary Arts I, and Early Childhood I in the technical college.

The high schools in Bryan County support several programs and activities planned to assist students in matching their abilities with a career in which they have interest and for which they have aptitude.

Job Shadowing days are scheduled through vocational staff. Each high school has an Apprenticeship Program which enables students to attend school in the morning and to work in a real work site supervised both by the business staff and the high school teacher.

A CBE course at RHHS also provides a supervised work experience in the afternoon. All high school students are provided career counseling as part of the guidance department’s advisement program.

 

By Brad Anderson, assistant superintendent for administrative services. If you would like to obtain additional information about any of these programs, please contact Anderson or the counselors at your child’s school.

 

 

 

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