Georgia Technical College System Approves Grant To Establish New College & Career Academy

The State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) has approved a grant of more than $3 million toward establishing a new College & Career Academy in Walker County.

The project, which has been named Walker Launch, is the result of a partnership between Walker County Schools and Georgia Northwestern Technical College, and it will serve Walker and Dade County students.

“To maintain our status as the No. 1 state for business, it’s crucial we support our valued and robust workforce,” said Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. “Walker Launch will help prepare students for new opportunities while connecting them with the jobs of tomorrow, and I appreciate all those who worked on bringing this project to fruition.”

“This new Georgia College & Career Academy symbolizes our unwavering dedication to providing our students with exceptional learning experiences that blend academic excellence with real-world skills,” said TCSG Commissioner Greg Dozier. “Our focus remains steadfast on equipping students with the tools, knowledge, and opportunities to thrive in a competitive global economy.”

According to a press release from Kemp’s office, “The new College & Career Academy is being made possible through a grant comprised of $3 million in bonds and an additional cash amount of $100,000. This funding will provide essential resources to build and support a state-of-the-art learning environment, equipped to prepare students for the challenges of the modern workforce. With the addition of Walker Launch, the number of College & Career Academies in Georgia rises to 58, marking a significant milestone in the state’s educational landscape.”

D & B Staff

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