Lt. Governor Cagle Congratulates One of Georgia’s New College and Career Academies- Atlanta College and Career Academy

December 3, 2015

(ATLANTA)- Today the Technical College System of Georgia announced Atlanta College and Career Academy as one of Georgia’s new College and Career Academy at their board meeting. The announcement came with a $3.3 million grant from the Technical College System Georgia for the College and Career Academy. Lt. Governor Casey Cagle praised the new Atlanta School System/Atlanta Tech Community partnership.

“I am excited that the Technical College System of Georgia approved Atlanta College and Career as one of Georgia’s newest College and Career Academies,” said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. “As Lt. Governor, I am committed to providing every student in Georgia access to a college and career academy. Their proven success at providing our children the relevant, job-related skills they need is more important than ever in the 21st Century economy.”

About Atlanta College and Career Academy:Atlanta’s College and Career Academy mission is “securing a next generation workforce from the Atlanta region of high school and college graduates capable of working and succeeding in a profession of their choice anywhere in the world.”

One of Atlanta’s College and Career Academy goals is to have graduation rates in the high ninetieth percentile and 100% post-secondary or job placement rates.

About College and Career Academies:

College and Career Academies, an initiative of Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, partner local school systems with the state’s technical colleges, other post-secondary institutions, and local businesses, enabling the development of high school and college-level programs that train students for quality, in-demand jobs. Students find that the academies’ challenging, hands-on programs provide greater relevancy and value which not only lead to higher graduation rates, but also employment. The specified training for students is attractive to area businesses and communities prosper from the highly-trained and skilled workforce. Businesses have found that College and Career Academies partnerships provide them with a qualified and skilled workforce. Because of Cagle’s initiative, there are now 37 College and Career Academies in Georgia.