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Schools receive grants for tech, career programs
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• Forest products and processing

• Plant science horticulture

• Carpentry SKILLS connect

• Fundamental business concepts

• Business financial management

• Certified internet web (CIW) associate design specialist

• Microsoft Office specialist (MOS)

• Certified junior culinarian

• Early care and education entry level childcare training

• Teaching as a profession

• Certified drafter — mechanical

• MSSC certified production technician

• Nutrition pre-professional

• Certified nursing assistant

• Marketing education management trainee

Several Newton County school’s have received thousands of dollars in grant money — and are hoping to receive more — to help with improving instruction, equipment and facilities for career, technical and agriculture (CTAE) programs.

Alcovy High school received a total of $40,000, half of which will go to business education industry certification and the other half to healthcare science industry certification.

Eastside High School also received two grants; one grant for business education industry certification for $20,000, and the other grant for $67,500 to pay for engineering equipment.

Clements Middle School is set to receive a total of $65,000: $25,000 for family consumer science equipment and $40,000 for engineering/technology equipment.

The CTAE department has also applied for $14,516 to fund the cost of administrating 265 industrial assessments for students at each of the three high schools and Sharp Learning Center.

If received, the funding would allow for students who are career pathway completers to be given the opportunity to take industry assessments and if they pass those, will have industry recognized credentials in 16 different career paths.