How to Support CTI in your Schools and Community

The CTI support service offers students direct, real-world work experiences, helping them prepare for success in their future lives. Whether you're a student, parent, educator, community or business leader, or legislator, your contribution can play a vital role in maintaining these exceptional support services within schools.


If your child's school doesn't have CTI support services, have a conversation with the principal and suggest initiating them. If CTI services are already available, ask the principal or CTI coordinator to explore ways to enhance the program's effectiveness and increase student participation.

School Administrators

If you're an administrator, take a moment to assess your school system's current funding and support for CTI and other CTAE programs. Are you providing students with the necessary opportunities to equip them for success both as learners and future professionals? Engage in discussions with your colleagues about how programs like CTI are effectively blending academic education with career-oriented, technical, and agricultural education.

Business Leaders

Get in touch with your nearby school system to inquire about ways to contribute to CTI in local schools. Engage in discussions with school board members regarding the importance of creating impactful opportunities for career, technical, and agricultural education. Consider participating in advisory panels, arranging tours for career exploration, and initiating job shadowing programs. Additionally, consider supporting Georgia CTI by serving as a judge during the State Leadership Conference held at Rock Eagle in April. Reach out to Mary Donahue for more information.


Evaluate the current funding landscape for career, technical, and agricultural education within your jurisdiction. Take a comprehensive look at how financial resources are allocated to support these crucial educational pathways. Are there adequate resources allocated for curriculum development, hands-on training facilities, instructional materials, and specialized faculty?

Assess the extent to which current funding enables schools to establish partnerships with local businesses, industries, and community organizations. Collaborations with external entities can enhance students' exposure to real-world experiences and increase the integration of practical skills into their education. It's essential to determine whether the current funding levels align to meet students' needs and provide them with effective school-to-career programs that pave the way for successful futures.