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17 Georgia schools receive grants for career-readiness activities

MEDIA CONTACT: Meghan Frick, GaDOE Communications Office, 404-463-4246, mfrick@doe.k12.ga.us

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September 24, 2018 – The Georgia Foundation for Public Education has awarded mini-grants to 17 schools to support student career-readiness activities associated with the YouScience aptitude assessment tool. This unique college and career guidance platform is free for Georgia middle and high schools through a partnership between the Georgia Department of Education and Technical College System of Georgia.

“Industry leaders continue to face difficulties identifying talent for current vacancies and jobs of the future,” said Paige Pushkin, GFPE Executive Director. “The Georgia Foundation for Public Education wants to make sure every student can find a career they enjoy while earning a living wage. In partnership with Georgia Power and the Georgia Department of Education, we are thrilled to provide these grants for schools that want to take student preparedness to the next level.”

Schools were able to apply for up to $5,000 in upfront funding, due to the generous donations and ongoing support of Georgia’s future workforce by Georgia Power’s Office of Community and Economic Development.

The Georgia Foundation for Public Education is the foundation of the Georgia Department of Education, and exists for the single purpose of supporting educational excellence for students in Georgia. Learn more at GFPE.org.

Grant Recipients

  • Hawkinsville High School (Pulaski County Schools) received $5,000 to fund Chromebooks for a mini Career Lab.

 

  • Statesboro High School (Bulloch County Schools) received $2,950 to fund career event support and sub coverage so students can take the YouScience aptitude assessment.

 

  • Central High School (Carroll County Schools) received $2,400 to fund job shadowing, mock interviews, a career fair and industry tours.

 

  • Carrollton High School (Carrollton City Schools) received $1,000 for transportation and ACCUPLACER testing for needs-based scholarships.

 

  • Hart County High School (Hart County Schools) received $4,500 for industry tours, summer assessments, and sub coverage so students can take the YouScience aptitude assessment.

 

  • Jeff Davis High School (Jeff Davis County Schools) received $3,800 for a parents’ night, results info session, and industry/college tours.

 

  • Morgan County High School (Morgan County Schools) received $5,000 for supplies for Project Launch and a parents’ night.

 

  • Screven County High School (Screven County Schools) received $2,200 for meals and college visits.

 

  • Mainstay Academy GNETS (Henry County Schools) received $1,700 for technical college visits and industry speakers.

 

  • North Springs Charter High School (Fulton County Schools) received $1,500 for pre-assessment training for teachers, preparation for training students, sub coverage, and supplies/incentives.

 

  • Southeastern Early College and Career Academy received $2,500 for substitutes for teacher training and transportation for college visits.

 

  • Gilmer High School (Gilmer County Schools) received $1,500 for a parents’ night, training for teachers, and supplies for reports.

 

  • Banks County High School (Banks County Schools) received $1,200 for college tours, industry visits, and mock interviews.

 

  • Lumpkin County High School (Lumpkin County Schools) received $2,000 for transportation to field experiences and job shadowing opportunities.

 

  • Thomasville High School (Thomasville City Schools) received $1,850 for substitutes for field trips and transportation.

 

  • White County High School (White County Schools) received $2,500 for transportation and substitutes for chaperones for educational/workplace visits.

 

  • Rome High School (Rome City Schools) received $5,000 for substitutes, transportation, and stipends for a Saturday event at which students and parents will receive career advisement and information on YouScience. 
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