Technical options in the local community for students continuing their education

As students return to school next week, there are some who won’t be. Some of those who graduated are preparing to head to college and others have already entered the workforce. But there are also those who are not yet sure which course to take. There are several options locally that they can consider – such as further studies in a technical field.

Christy Breedlove wrote substantially about this option for the latest issue of Walton Living Magazine. For some students who have graduated, these technical colleges offer the option to sign up now and begin studying for a career in the technical field. Even those returning to high school classrooms can consider these options. There are work-based subjects offered at local schools and even dual enrollment. A technical career can be very lucrative and is highly sought after in the local business community.

As Breedlove noted in the story in Walton Living Magazine, “The demand for skilled labor sometimes exceeds the supply of workers. Financial stability is not only for the person with college degrees. Some tech jobs’ starting salary exceeds some college graduates’ pay.

However, not only high schools modifying their curriculum — businesses are also searching for employees with more skills. Even the most basic entry-level jobs require knowledge in computers, customer service, time management and more. Athens Tech aims to arm future graduates with these skills. According to the Community College Review website, an Athens Tech graduate averages a yearly salary of $30,400 after ten years.”

Social Circle High School also offers more options in the technical field and – such as a series of courses in their Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE). The mission is to “educate Georgia’s future workforce by providing experiences for Georgia students that will prepare them for workplace access.” In fact, in some instances, such as in the nursing field, students can graduate from SCHS with a nursing certification. Melanie Ann Jackson also wrote about some of the technical options offered by SCHS in the latest issue of Walton Living Magazine.

For the story on the technical school options for graduated students or adults looking to find a new career, click or tap on this link to read the story on the digital issue of Walton Living Magazine. For the story on SCHS’s technical programs, click or tap on this link to read it on the digital issue of Walton Living Magazine. Or you can pick up a copy of the printed issue at any local library, city hall or the Walton County Chamber of Commerce.

For more information on the technical options locally, click or tap on the following links.

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