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Georgia Career Information Center

Program Goals and Emphasis

The Georgia CRN strongly encourages school systems to use the Georgia Career Information System (GCIS) as the primary tool/resource for students, school staff and parents to use in the career development and decision-making process.

State Economic Profile

Economic and Environmental Profile

Major manufacturing includes textiles, transportation equipment, foods, paper products and chemicals. The largest job increases were in professional and business services, health services and leisure & hospitality. High growth efforts focus on life sciences, nanotechnology, logistics and distribution, and automotive-related business. Government, manufacturing and retail trade are the largest employers.

The January 2006 unemployment rate was 4.8%, as compared to 5.0% in April 2005.
Key Economic Sectors

• Government
• Health Care & Social Assistance
• Leisure & Hospitality
• Manufacturing
• Professional & Business Services
• Retail Trade

State Career Resource Activities

Highlighted Activities

• The Georgia Career Information Center provides a central source of career information. Its Georgia Career Information System (GCIS) is a computer-based system containing self-assessment, exploration, search strategies, and occupational and educational information. The Student Planner in the Career Studio section allows students to evaluate their academic and career-planning process, and My Portfolio can be updated and accessed for life (if accessed once every four years). A six-year Individual Career Plan is jointly developed by the local school teacher-as-advisor, parent or guardian, and student, taking the student beyond high school graduation to postsecondary plans that link to a career focus.

• A Teacher as Advisor Program is being piloted for grades 6-12 to directly involve teachers in developmental guidance that fosters informed and considered career decisions. A new manual for teachers provides career-related activities to use in the classroom.
Primary Activities and Trainings

Georgia has conducted the following activities and trainings:
• Career Fairs
• Career Information Delivery Systems
• Conferences Supply Demand Matrix
Career Information Delivery Systems (CIDS)

CIDS are computer-based systems providing local, state, and national information about careers and employment opportunities. State sites for CIDS include:

Elementary Schools135
Middle Schools 373
High Schools 290
Community Colleges 79
4-Year Colleges/Universities 66
Other 536

Primary Resources

Georgia has published the following resources:
• After High School, What Next? brochure (English & Spanish)
• Career Decision-Making brochure (English & Spanish)
• Career Profiles (English & Spanish)
• Financial Aid brochure (English & Spanish)
• GA Career Info Sys(GCIS) & Quick Ref Guide
• Going to High School brochure (English & Spanish)
• Graduating High School brochure (English & Spanish)
• Program & Career Profiles (English & Spanish)
• Info Parents Can Use Poster
• Smart Choices brochures & manuals

Program Funding and Partnerships

Other Funding Sources

The program does not report any additional funding sources.
Significant Program Partnerships

• Georgia Career Information Center

Resource Allocation

Contact Information

State Contact

Contact Person
Vivian Snyder
Technology/Career Division, Career Development
Georgia Department of Education
205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, Suite 1770
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 657-8331
Fax: (404) 651-8984
Web Site:
State Administrative Location

Georgia Department of Education

Regional Contact Information