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Exploring new career fields
Brandon Morales took part in the "Horticulture" class. - photo by Darrell Everidge

Rising seventh and eighth graders take on a week of extraordinary learning opportunities at the Rockdale Career Academy with the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Non-Traditional Occupation Summer Camps.

In the first session June 11-14 from 8 am- noon, students participated in exciting camps such as “Man Up and Teach,” “Girls in Engineering,” and “Girls Exploring Manufacturing Systems.”

The second session is June 18-21 from 8 am- noon and offers a camp for boys called “Scrubs, Scalpels and Sports Medicine,” and various camps for girls, such as “Girls in Engineering,” “Girls in Architecture,” “DYNAMIC Girls (Design Your Next Academic Move into Construction).”

These free NTO Camps provide a great insight to different working experiences that most never get a chance to witness firsthand. During these sessions, students learn what it’s like to work in these specific jobs, along with doing hands-on activities involving the jobs they explore.

For more information, contact CTAE Coordinator Roger Ivey at 770-388-5721 or