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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 identifie17 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, Move On When Ready, Work-based Learning, 
career awareness, career development and employability skills. Career Technical & Agricultural Education
is the cornerstone for preparing students to be “College and Career Ready."     
CTAE Scholarship Application 17-18: Application (click link) 
Program Goals
  • To prepare Atlanta 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 middle grade students to ergonomics and career awareness
    CTAE Staff
            Dr. Michael Maze
           (404) 802-5853
    Dr. Brene' Bradley
    (404) 802-5892 
    Dr. Theo Smith Jr.
    (404) 802-5832 
    Dr. Dwionne Freeman 
    (404) 802-5894
    CTAE Main Office
    Main Office:   (404) 802-5979  Fax:  (404) 802-5978
    Address:          256 Clifton Street, S.E., Suite # 1132, Atlanta, GA 30317
    Quick Resource Links: 
    Click link for: APS CTAE Acronyms
    Click link for: Achieve Atlanta Scholarship 

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    The Atlanta Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, citizenship, ethnic or national origin, age, disability, medical
    status, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or any legally protected
    status in any of its employment practices, educational programs, services or activities in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their
    operations and provides equal access to the Boys Scouts and other designated youth groups. For additional information about nondiscrimination provisions,
    please contact the Office of Internal Resolution, 130 Trinity Avenue, S.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30303.
    This notice is provided as required by the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education
    Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the American Disability Act of 1990. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional
    information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance coordinator(s). Office of Internal Compliance, Attn: William Scott,
    130 Trinity Avenue, S.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Phone: 404-802-2789. 
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