Welcome Message from TCSG Commissioner
 Gretchen Corbin


Georgia and our nation face enormous challenges in today’s global marketplace. Stiff competition from other countries means that our existing business and industry sectors must remain strong and robust.

The key to Georgia’s future economic growth rests squarely on our ability to deliver a highly educated, skilled and motivated work force. The Georgia Career Academies Network (Project) addresses that need by offering high school students exciting opportunities for a 21st Century education through unique partnerships between local school systems, the state technical colleges, and partners in business and industry.

College and Career academies fast-track high school students on pathways to a lifetime of success in the “hot” career fields that keep companies a step ahead in this new age of business and industry. Academy curriculum encourages learning, improves high school graduation rates, and enables students to earn college credits that will jump start their post secondary education.

Innovative programming is the foundation of our College and Career Academies. It 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.
In order to help build on and continue to improve upon the outstanding groundwork of Georgia’s college and career academies, a bill was passed during the 2011 General Assembly that established the Office of College and Career Transitions operating under the Technical College System of Georgia. We are very grateful to Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and the members of the legislature for their forethought and support for this new office and its important role in working with our sister education agencies to support the development and certification of college and career academies throughout Georgia.

I encourage you to learn more about this effort and see for yourself just how important this project is for the future of our children, our communities and our state.

Sincerely,
Gretchen Corbin
TCSG Commissioner

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