Published on: Jun. 11, 2024
SCCPSS Receives Grant to Help Schools Match Techincal Education with Industry Needs

Savannah Chatham County Public School System is one of 15 districts to receive a grant to help improve the alignment of its technical education programs with local industry needs.
Gov. Brian Kemp announced the awards last week.

“Preparing the next generation of hardworking Georgians to lead successful careers in all parts of our state is one of our top priorities,” Gov. Brian Kemp said. “These grants will help schools connect their students with the thousands of opportunities available to them in fast-growing fields.”

The districts will use the one-time-only grants to conduct in-depth reviews of workforce needs in their communities, working with the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government and work to address gaps between those needs and their Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) programs.

“It’s our goal that every student in Georgia will graduate ready for their next step after high school,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods added. “The Georgia Works Alignment Grant will help us ensure graduates can pursue fulfilling, high-paying careers without having to leave home.”

The Georgia Department of Education and the Vinson Institute released a toolkit last fall that provides guidance to schools and school districts on connecting education and industry. The project was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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