Career, Technical and Agricultural Education

The mission of Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) is to provide offerings with coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare students for immediate entry into the workforce and for further education and careers in current and emerging professions.

CTAE integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational skills to prepare students for post-secondary education and the workforce.   The curriculum 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."  

CTAE Program Goals

  • • To prepare Rockdale County Public Schools' students to compete in a global and technological society
  • • To prepare students to enter and meet the needs of a high demand and high skilled workforce
  • • To prepare students for post-secondary options without the need for remediation
  • • To prepare students to become self-directed and lifelong learners
  • • To develop socially conscious students
  • • To expose elementary and middle grade students to career awareness


    It is the policy of Rockdale County Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, national orgin, or disability in educational programs, activities, or employment policies and practices.

Photo of Dionne Johnigan, Director of Career, Technical, Agricultural Education

Dionne Johnigan
CTAE Director

Phone: 770-388-5721 . 

CTAE Personnel

Name Position Business Phone
Dionne Johnigan CTAE Director 770-388-5721
Tami Maddox YAP Coordinator 678-584-3080
Amy Beltran CTAE Administrative Assistant 770-388-5677 x31311


More CTAE Information

CTAE Career Clusters Overview
RCPS High School Career Pathway Offerings
RCPS Middle School CTAE Offerings
    End of Pathway Assessments
CTAE Student Organizations
Work-Based Learning