The Higher Education Work Group organized and sponsored a week-long summer camp for middle school students on June 13-17. The Design, Technology and Manufacturing Camp reached almost 30 students with hands-on learning and career exploration. Additionally, members of the Work Group and others from our community traveled to Newnan, GA, for a tour of the Central Education Center on May 4. The Central Education Center is well-known for its strong partnership with local industry and for its exceptional technical/career readiness programs.
Jeff Fletcher, a recent University of Georgia graduate with a Masters in Business Administration, is working with the Higher Education Work Group this summer to develop a plan for bolstering the image of technical jobs as an avenue for recruiting more students into technical education.