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Automotive Education News – April 1st, 2016

Georgia school focuses on skills local employers say they need

The Carroll County College and Career Academy in west Georgia serves students from high schools all over the county. They come to it for what’s called, these days, “Career and Technical Education.” In addition to auto repair and welding, students learn IT skills and video production.

Seventeen-year-old Ivie Newton studies auto mechanics there. “This is our shop room,” she said, giving a short tour of her classroom, which is pretty much an auto shop. “Sadly, our lift is broken is over there, but we do everything hands-on out here.”

Newton said after high school she plans on going to the technical college next door, then working on cars.

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Kate PeyserAutomotive Education News – April 1st, 2016