Career Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational skills to prepare students for post-secondary education and the workforce. The state of Georgia has identified 17 Career Clusters that are structured to prepare students for Georgia's workforce. Georgia's 17 Career Cluster Model represents multiple pathways, which guides students to success for college preparation and career development. The curriculum for each cluster is based on a set of common knowledge, skills and abilities which prepares students for various opportunities. These opportunities include but are not limited to advanced curriculum, dual enrollment, Work-based Learning, career awareness, career development and employability skills. Career Technical and Agricultural Education is the cornerstone for preparing students to be "College and Career Ready."