Floyd County is excited to offer 22 pathways for the school year 2016-2017. These pathways are part of the Georgia Department of Education's 17 Career Clusters. Georgia’s Career Clusters allow students to choose an area of interest in high school and take classes tailored to their cluster, which helps them navigate their way to greater success – no matter what they choose to do after high school graduation. Each cluster will include multiple career pathways. The aim of the program is to show students the relevance of what they’re learning in the classroom, whether they want to attend a two-year college, a four-year university or go straight into the world of work. Students will begin to learn about potential careers in elementary and middle school so that they are ready to choose a pathway once they reach high school. Georgia’s initiative is based on the National Career Cluster Model.

Plant and Landscape Systems
Horticulture Mechanical 
Sheet Metal
Animation and Digital Media
Teaching as a Profession
Therapeutic Services/Patient Care
Therapeutic Services/Allied Health and Medicine
Therapeutic Services/Sports Medicine
Engineering and Technology
Personal Care Services – Cosmetology
Law Enforcement Services/Forensic Science
Business and Technology
Human Resources Management
Nutrition and Food Science
Agricultural Mechanics Systems
Sports and Entertainment Marketing

All career and technical education programs follow the system’s policies of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex age, and disability in all programs, services, activities, and employment. In addition, arrangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English language proficiency is not a barrier to admission or participation. 

For general information about the programs, contact:
Eric Waters
Career and Technical Administrator
100 Tom Poe Drive, Rome, GA 30161
Phone: (706) 236-1860 / Fax: (706) 236-1862

Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:

Knox Wilson
Director of Human Resources
600 Riverside Parkway, Rome, GA 30161
Phone: (706) 234-1031