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May 2, 2016

Preparing Georgia’s Students

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In an increasingly globalized economy, it’s imperative that we are preparing our students to be competitive in the changing job market.

Today, thanks to our College and Career Academies, students all over Georgia have access to training in the areas of engineering, biomedicine, technology, logistics, robotics, and many more of the skills needed to compete in this global market.

I have made College and Career Academies the centerpiece of my education agenda as your Lieutenant Governor – and I’m proud of the fact that we now have 37 of these academies across the state.

We’ve found that the challenging, hands-on programs central to College and Career Academies provide greater relevancy and value to our students, leading not only to higher graduation rates, but also high rates of employment.

In fact, our business community has found that, thanks to these academies, Georgia has a much more qualified and skilled workforce.

I know how important it is for our economy to have a modern workforce, one that provides every Georgian the opportunity to pursue a career that is both stimulating and rewarding.

Thanks to our College and Career Academies, Georgia will continue to have a dynamic, well-trained workforce for many years to come.