Georgia’s national and international reputation as a thriving hub for business continues to grow, and in fact our state is consistently ranked among the country’s top states for business.

This recognition does not happen by accident. Georgia understands that job creation and new investment help the economy thrive, and partnerships at all levels have worked hard to build the kind of business-friendly environment that benefits our citizens.

Critical to any company’s success is access to an educated, talented and motivated workforce. Georgia’s College and Career Academies address that need by offering high school students exciting opportunities to advance their education through unique partnerships among local school systems, the state’s technical colleges, and partners in business and industry.

By providing a streamlined connection between high school and college educations, the College and Career Academies create a path to student success in fields that are in high demand by business and industry. This approach leads to increased opportunities for students to find rewarding careers, and for business to find the skilled workforce it needs.

The innovative programming offered by our College and Career Academies fosters student achievement, raises their aspirations, and ensures that they will be part of a dynamic, well-trained Georgia work force for many years to come.

During the 2011 General Assembly, a bill was passed to establish the Office of College and Career Transitions under the Technical College System of Georgia.  We very much appreciate Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and the members of the legislature for their vision and support for this office, which continues to build on the solid foundation established by Georgia’s existing college and career academies and enhances our partnerships with other education agencies.

I encourage you to learn more about Georgia’s outstanding College and Career Academies and their vital role in our children’s education as well as our communities and our state.

Matt Arthur


Technical College System of Georgia

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