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Academies grant to help students gain career development skills

Tift County will also work with ABAC to give students career development skills to enter the workforce. (Source: WALB) Tift County will also work with ABAC to give students career development skills to enter the workforce. (Source: WALB)
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Construction on the Tift County career academy should start in a month. (Source: WALB) Construction on the Tift County career academy should start in a month. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Tift and Worth County School Systems found out on Thursday, they're each getting $3-million state grants to start college and career academies.

Both will partner with Southern Regional Technical College.

Tift County will also work with ABAC to give students career development skills to enter the workforce.

Local businesses will partner with the school's work-based learning program to provide job shadowing and internship opportunities.

The facilty will be housed at Tift County High School.

"It's a huge deal for us because it does allow us to have to have those partnerships with business and industry to create a better workforce for our community," said TCHS Career & Technical Education Director Craig Matthews.

Construction on the Tift County academy should start in a month.

Officials hope to open the facility in the fall of 2018.

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