SCCPSS Superintendent Dr. Ann Levett was recently honored by the Georgia Association for Career & Technical Education (GACTE) with the Carl Perkins Community Service Award. The Award recognizes individuals who have used Career and Technical Education to make a significant impact on their community and demonstrated leadership in programs and activities that promote student involvement in community service.
Dr. Levett was nominated by her division peers and selected by the GACTE Awards Committee. She will represent Georgia in the Association for Career & Technical Education's Region II competition in October 2022.
Founded in 1926, the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education is the largest education association in Georgia dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. Its purpose is to provide leadership in developing an educated, prepared, adaptable and competitive workforce.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, students who take three or more career, technical, and agricultural education (CTAE) programs in high school are more likely to attend college and stay there to graduate. In fact, 79 percent of CTAE concentrators enrolled in postsecondary education within two years of high school graduation. Also, students in CTAE programs have a higher-than-average high school graduation rate. Research has shown the average high school graduation rate for students concentrating in CTAE programs is 97.2 percent compared to an average national freshman graduation rate of 84.2 percent.