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Town hall touts money for college, career academies

Freddie Powell Sims is the State Senator, District 12. (Source: WALB) Freddie Powell Sims is the State Senator, District 12. (Source: WALB)
New state and federal funds were presented at the town hall meeting Saturday. (Source: WALB) New state and federal funds were presented at the town hall meeting Saturday. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

New laws presented at Saturday's Town Hall will grant money for the Dougherty County College and Career Academies.

These academies connect students with businesses to prepare them for future careers. 

The programs help with the cost of tuition for parents, and allow students to get ahead with hands-on training. 

Georgia State Senator Freddie Powell Sims said this is what needs to drive our education systems. 

"Years ago, we kind of waited until they finished high school," said Sims. "Then we said, 'OK let's go to the technical college or go to a four-year institution.' But now children are getting prepared before they leave high school."

Sims also said preparing these students ahead of time is apart of growing the economies in southwest Georgia. 

With these new laws, Sims said more companies will make their way to our area, because of the human assets we produce. 

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