“Every child in Georgia deserves the opportunity to embrace their skills and pursue an educational path that challenges them intellectually and prepares them for the modern workforce.
Teachers and local school systems deserve the flexibility to offer every student the most effective learning environment for their individual needs,” said Lt. Governor Cagle. “I appreciate all the community partners at Gordon County Schools College and Career Academy that came together to fulfill that vision and wish them the best during the evaluation process.”
Partners involved in the application include:
Gordon County Board of Commissioners
Safety & Security Awareness
N GA EMC
GA Bank & Trust
OMNOVA Performance Chemicals
Calhoun Pet Care
Small World Day Care
N GA National Bank
EVCO Plastic Injection Molding
The Career Academies Project, championed by Lt. Governor Cagle, is collaboration between the Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Education. High school students are attracted to the academies’ challenging programs and the relevant coursework that enables them to start training early for the in-demand jobs of tomorrow. The Technical College System of Georgia will be awarding $9.5 million in grant funding to academies selected through a competitive process over the next few months.
“We are already seeing very special results through Career Academies, and we have only begun to see their true potential in the lives of Georgia’s students. Graduation rates are exceeding all expectations and students who graduate move on to well-paying jobs,” continued Cagle. “Now more than ever, Georgia needs talented individuals who are ready to go to work. Career Academies prepare students for the workforce and enable them to compete in today’s 21st Century global economy.”
Cagle applauds county schools’ career academy