To increase student awareness of the multitude of jobs in today’s market, Gwinnett County Public Schools’ department of career and technical education celebrated National Manufacturing Day by sending students at three high schools to tour local manufacturing facilities.

Principal Field Trip


In June of 2019 high school and middle school principals from across the district were invited to participate in a field trip to local industries across the county to explore the careers and industries in their schools’ backyards. This year nearly 50 principals joined us as we visited local manufacturer, Okabashi, international manufacturer, Heraeus, health care provider, Kaiser Permenante, and IBM’s cyber security headquarters! This event provides principals to reflect on the CTE programs they offer at their school and more importantly what programs they should be offering. The event also provides principals a chance to work vertically with HS and MS counterparts to plan for incredible experiences for their students.

From left to right: matthew lescota, shama khan, juliet la

From left to right: matthew lescota, shama khan, juliet la

2019 CTE STudent of the Year

Meet the 24 students who were named the Career & Technical Education Student of the Year of their high school. Including our top three winners:

Overall Winner: Juliet La (Discovery High School) Marketing
1st Runner Up: Shama Khan (Central Gwinnett High School) Healthcare
2nd Runner Up: Mattew Lescota (Brookwood High School) STEM


The 3rd Annual GCPS Teacher Signing Day was held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

This event honors all students planning to pursue an education degree in college. We showcase the incredible world of teaching and encourage students returning to GCPS as educators!



Starting Monday, February 4, some Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) teachers will spend a week shadowing professionals in a multitude of industries, including healthcare, engineering, marketing, government, and information technology just to name a few. This is the fourth year in a row GCPS’ Academies and Career and Technical Education Office has sent teachers from across the school district to local businesses and organizations during Teacher Job Shadow Week.

This event ensures teachers have the opportunity to improve their pedagogical practices by incorporating new industry methods, labor market information, and employment skills that meet current industry standards. The educational goal of the experience is to increase a teacher's ability to connect theory and practice and bring an understanding of workplace practices and policies (e.g. problem solving methods, practical applications of theory, leadership concepts) into the classroom, thus increasing the relevance of student learning.

The following businesses are partnering with GCPS to host teacher shadowing opportunities the week of February 4-8: Collins & Arnold Construction, Gwinnett Medical, The Weather Channel, GCPSTV, Gwinnett Water Resources, Gwinnett Juvenile Court, City of Lawrenceville, The Path Project, Rocket IT, Community Sustainability Enterprises, Lund International, Bexley Law Firm, Exhibitus, GGC Film, Gwinnett Coalition of Health and Human Services, Rock Paper Scissors, Mighty 8th Media, H3 Media, Hudgens Center, Gwinnett Technical College, Skillshot Media, Novelis, Gwinnett Department of Health, Snellville First Baptist Church Food and Beverage, Gwinnett Emergency Management, Big Mouth Signs, Atlanta Braves, Goddard School,Schuff Steel

2017-18 Student of the year

Meet the 23 students who were named CTE Student of the Year at their respective schools. Hear their testimonials on how the CTE program helped guide them toward their college fields of study and career choices.