Joe Barnes Career & Technical Center

“A Small Team With Elite Qualities”

500 Bradford Street
Rosedale, MS 38907

WBCSD Back to School Plan 2020-2021

WBCSD Parent's Right to Know 2020-2021


Dr. Latonya R. Johnson,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Teacher GoGuardian Presentation

Vocational Director                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    WBCSD Parent Student Handbook 2020-2021

Our vision at the Joe Barnes Career & Technical Center is to equip all students with foundational skills, knowledge, and experiences necessary for them to achieve success beyond high school. In order to accomplish our vision, we will provide academic and career learning opportunities for all students through rigorous instructional activities and intensive collaboration with parent/guardians, local businesses, local colleges/universities; and the surrounding communities. To be college and career ready, our students must be able to apply 21st century skills and knowledge.

To ensure that the students at the Joe Barnes Career & Technical Center receive the best possible education, the staff will work as a team and promote a school culture that is warm, welcoming, and well organized.  We will be fair, firm, and consistent in our actions and fulfill our roles in an enthusiastic and compassionate manner. We will work diligently to motivate and encourage the efforts of our students to become productive citizens of society.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ~Nelson Mandela~


Joe Barnes Career and Technical Center Staff

Staff    Subject/Role     Email Address
Garry Cleveland Welding
Clarence Hunt Construction/Carpentry
Shanstella Johnson Early Childhood Education
Darnell McNeal Law & Public Safety
Vacant Health & Clinical Services  
Vacant Student Service Coordinator  
Shirley Rockmore Custodian


The Joe Barnes Career Technical Center’s Mission is to educate each student regardless of ability, race, creed, handicapping condition, or social economic status. It is our belief that all students can learn, and our aim is to provide students with the skills necessary to be productive citizens upon graduation where they attend college, enter military, or the job market.

Formerly known as “Vo-Tech” but now we’re Career-Tech

Joe Barnes signCareer and technical education is a term applied to schools, institutions, and educational programs that specialize in the skilled trades, applied sciences, modern technologies, and career preparation. It was formerly (and is still commonly) called vocational education; however, the term has fallen out of favor with most educators because the field is not just limited to vocational trades but broaden to careers that utilize modern day technology and skills.  Here at Joe Barnes CTC, we want to give our students an opportunity to experience hands-on education in a way they may not experience in a regular academic classroom.  The idea of being “Hi- Tech” and not just “Vo-Tech” is that Career and Technical Education is open to all of our students. Our goal is to prepare our students for both the world of “academia” and “employability.”

Benefits of CTE Program

  • Non-Traditional Educational Opportunities
  • Technology Organization and Honor Societies/ Scholarships
  • Hands on experience in a variety of fields
  • Exposure to Real World Experiences through field trips and presentations
  • Career Planning and Guidance Opportunities
  • Employability Skills
  • Career Mentoring
  • Exposure to College and/or Technical Schools

Course Offerings
All Course Offerings are worth 2 Credits and will take up two full periods for an hour block.

  • Law & Public Safety
  • Early Childhood Education I/II
  • Construction/Carpentry I/II
  • Healthcare & Clinical Services
  • Introduction Welding/Advanced Welding

Clubs and Organizations

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