Sumter County CTAE

As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Sumter County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, activities, or employment in access to them in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. 

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Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education

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Josh Drew

Sumter County Schools CTAE Director



Mr. Josh Drew

CEO Ignite College and Career Academy


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What is CTAE?

Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education      

In Georgia, 17 Career Clusters/Pathways provide a structure for organizing and delivering quality Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) programs. Utilizing the Career Cluster model used by most of the United States, Georgia’s 17 Career Clusters/Pathways model represents more than 96 career pathways to help students navigate their way to greater success in college and career. This model also serves as an organizing tool for curriculum design and instruction and provides essential knowledge and skills for the students’ career pathways. Another benefit of this model allows students to discover their interests and passions, empowering them to choose the educational pathway that may lead to success in high school, college and career. The 17 Career Clusters/Pathways encompass both secondary and post-secondary education and will strengthen and improve student transition from secondary to post-secondary education.



Nondiscrimination Notice
Sumter County Schools Career, Technical & Agricultural Education Department (CTAE) offers career and technical education programs designed to prepare youth for a broad range of employment and further education and are offered under the guidance of certified teachers. 

Sumter County CTAE does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions), religion, national origin, age, military status, disability, or any other legally protected status in its educational programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups as appropriate. Lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation. Equity coordinators are available to address allegations of discrimination; equity coordinators’ names and contact information is given below. For more information about CTAE programs, including admissions requirements, contact:

Josh Drew, Director of CTAE, 100 Learning Lane, Americus, Georgia 31719; (229) 931-8510.

The following CTAE programs are currently being offered:


Audio-Video, Technology & Film

Computer Science
Culinary Arts

Early Childhood
Education (Teaching As A Profession)
Family & Consumer Sciences
Healthcare Science

Information Technology

Law & Justice
Marketing, Sales & Service
The following Coordinators have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies; note that any discrimination related inquiry may be directed to  for distribution to the appropriate personnel. Further information about the complaint process is available at the Board Policy section of the District website.

Inquiries regarding Students:
Mrs. Helen Ricketts
Title 9 Director
Anti-Discrimination Coordinator (Students)
100 Learning Lane, Sumter County Schools Central Office

Inquiries regarding Section 504 (Students):
Mrs. LaShaunda Thomas
Section 504 Coordinator
100 Learning Lane, Sumter County Schools Central Office

Inquiries regarding Athletics:
Mr. Coleman Price
Athletic Director, Sports Equity Coordinator
903 South Georgia Tech, Sumter County High School

Inquiries regarding Personnel:
Mrs. Helen Ricketts
Human Resources Director
Anti-Discrimination Coordinator (Personnel)
100 Learning Lane, Sumter County Schools Central Office


Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) are a vital part of Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE). CTSOs play an integral role in preparing students to become college and career ready members of society who hold productive leadership roles in their communities. CTSOs are committed to the growth of students in all CTAE career pathways.


Sumter County CTSO offerings






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