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Fulton Schools Hosts First Career Pathways Signing Day

Signing Day 2019

Students Sign intent to be educators at
Fulton Schools first CTAE Signing Day

Fulton County Schools hosted its inaugural Career Pathways Signing Day May 9 at the South Learning Center (SLC). More than 25 students signed intents to enter a career path after graduation. "We do signing days for athletics and academics," said Yalanda Bell, Executive Director of Career, Technical & Agricultural Education (CTAE). "This year, we decided to include students who are beginning their career paths." FCS Board President Linda Bryant and board member Kimberly Dove, were on hand to congratulate the signees. Interim Superintendent Dr. Cindy Loe welcomed participants.

Teaching as a Profession students from Milton High School and the Fulton Schools College & Career Academy were among the signees. FCS Chief of Talent Ron Wade encouraged the Teaching as a Profession students to return to Fulton County Schools after training as educators. Tiara Banks, a student at Langston Hughes who committed to her chosen path of Education today said, "It’s a great opportunity."

Aaron Walsh, Field Operations Coordinator for Allison-Smith Company Electrical Contractors & Engineers, announced that Bryan Veloz, who signed his letter of intent with the company, would go into an electrical apprenticeship program after graduation from Roswell High School. Tyler Arirama, will begin active duty with the United States Army after graduating from Roswell High School and Jaequon Cain, who will graduate from Banneker High School in two weeks, signed on to be part of an architecture and construction training program.

Keynote speaker Rodney Sampson, an investment ecosystem builder and founder of the Opportunity Hub, said "many of the jobs that exist now will not exist in the future." "One skill is not enough. You need to be intentional about learning everything you can about your particular skill and adding skills."

Lydia Glaize, AFL-CIO Community Services & United Way of Greater Atlanta and Randy Beall, Atlanta and North Georgia Building and Construction Trades Council, thanked FCS for a successful program.

CTAE at Fulton County Schools engages students in innovative and industry relevant curriculum and authentic learning experiences that allow students to excel in postsecondary education and productive careers. The goal of CTAE at Fulton County Schools is to show students the relevancy of what they’re learning in the classroom, whether they want to attend a two-year college, a four-year university or other post-secondary options.


These students completed the Teaching as a Profession Pathway and are committing to education profession after college

FCS Signing Day 2019

Bryan Veloz signs intent for electrical apprenticeship at CTAE signing day

These students completed the Teaching as a Profession Pathway and are committing to education profession after college

Milton High School
Fatimah Ahmed - Georgia State: Early Childhood
Molly Dines - Milligan College: Speech Pathology
Niyah Hunter - Georgia State: Early Childhood

Fulton Schools College and Career Academy
Britney Bailey - Georgia Gwinnett College: Early Childhood
Tiara Banks - Columbus State: Kindergarten
Heaven Clark - Gordon University: Elementary
Sensoury McKay - Bethune Cookman: High School Algebra
Karina Perez - Georgia State: Elementary
Kiara Thornton - Albany University: Elementary
Theresa Twum - Alabama A & M, Kindergarten
Chenae Wilkins - Bethune Cookman: ELA


Pre-Apprenticeship Students

The Bridge Program – A workforce partnership of United Way and Banneker High School

Bianca Hunter
Montavious Martin
Jaquaveon Taylor
Betzaida Dominquez
Samerioncie' Berry
Kentrell Kitchens
Jaequon Cain
Jamal Thornton


Career Pathway Students

Roswell High School
Bryan Enriquez Veloz, Architecture and Construction - Georgia Atlanta Contractors
Jose Alvarez-Azua, Government and Public Administration - Army National Guard-Indirect Fire Infantry
Tyler Arirama, Government and Public Administration - US Army-Military Intelligence Specialist