CTI Members Attend Fall Leadership Conference | News
Georgia Career and Technical Instruction (CTI) hosted its annual Fall Leadership Conference at the Evergreen Marriott Resort in Stone Mountain on November 14-15, with this year’s motto being “Embrace the Leader in You!”
Georgia CTI serves as an avenue for students with disabilities to learn self-advocacy, career exploration and the skills needed for successful transition into their career goals after graduation. It provides the leadership and personal growth opportunities that are a common thread found throughout each of our nationally recognized Georgia Career Technical Student Organizations. Georgia CTI is not an organization based on membership but exists as a support service for all students with disabilities to assist in career success. The CTI program is led by the local CTI Coordinator who works with each CTI student enrolled in a Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) course.
The students, representing Hutchings Career Center and Central, Howard, Northeast, Rutland, Southwest, and Westside High Schools, put on a stellar performance by being recognized in multiple areas at the conference. Northeast High had a multiple winner in the Academic Quiz Bowl: Marquis Carswell in the categories of Language Arts and Social Studies. Eddie Martin of Southwest High was the first place winner in the area of Mathematics. Howard and Westside High School CTI Coordinators were recognized as Top Fundraisers for the CTI Day with the Atlanta Falcons initiative. Bibb County was also recognized for achievements at the Georgia National Fair by placing in several events.
The 2013 CTI Fall Leadership Conference was an enlightening and most beneficial experience for all who were fortunate enough to attend. Students at each of the Bibb County high schools are eagerly awaiting the State Conference to be held in Eatonton.
Pictured are Howard High School students Janekia Jones, Keylia Stephens, Persena Gathers and CTI Coordinator DeAndra Richard.
Pictured from Southwest High School are, from left, chaperone Willie Goolsby, sophomore Jashon Reese, senior Eddie Martin, senior Aaron King, freshmen Tamara McClendon, senior Kwarjalyn Jenkins, freshmen Alliyah Hill, senior LaDarius Larkins, chaperone Sandra Julkes and CTI Coordinator Willie Batts.
Pictured from Rutland High School are, from left, Marisa Martinez, Adlan Shines, Anthony Thomas and Lashey Johnson. Their adviser is Cynthia Dennis.