As Lt. Governor, Casey has led the fight to move Georgia away from a one-size-fits-all education system. In 2007, Cagle created the College and Career Academy Network to provide students with opportunities to train for a high-demand career while still in high school. The network now boasts 43 institutions that educate over 32,000 Georgia students with more than 53 industry pathways.
“Our network of College and Career Academies are giving students world-class educations and matchless career training,” said Cagle. “Look at the statistics. We have demonstrated we can move graduation rates from 58% to 98% and double the earning potential of a high school graduate from $16,000 on average to over $32,000. We are going to get every student access when I am governor!”
College and Career Academies provide high school students the opportunity to earn industry certifications, learn a trade, or obtain a two-year degree, which lead to high-paying jobs and high-quality careers. Students can graduate with an Associate’s Degree – debt free! – and immediately begin a great career or continue their education at a university.
Because of these offerings, local industry partners are intimately involved in planning each school’s curriculum so every community can grow a pipeline of highly-qualified workers to power industry and drive the local economy to new heights.
More information on Georgia’s College and Career Academy Network can be found by watching the video below: