The Hall County Board of Education allocated $9 million in ESPLOST funds for Lanier College and Career Academy's welding, marine technology and diesel electrical systems programs.
The expansion at Lanier College and Career Academy will include a metals lab and marine technology lab, totaling more than 20,000 square feet. The programs will result in students being able to earn a Technical Certificate of Credit through Lanier Technical College.
"I am very excited about these enhanced opportunities for our students to learn a skilled trade," said board member Mark Pettitt. "A successful economy depends on schools aligning with industry needs. I know that students will be able to find gainful employment upon completion of these high demand certifications offered by Lanier Technical College."
Lanier Technical College President Tim McDonald lauded Hall County School's workforce development efforts.
“This partnership will allow Hall County’s high school students the opportunity to jump-start their careers by earning college credit and high-demand industry skills through a Technical Certificate of Credit (TCC) program in either Welding, Marine Engine Technology, or Diesel Technology,” McDonald said in a statement. “The TCCs offered at LCCA will allow students to learn entry-level skills that prepare them for the workforce at high school graduation and, just as important, the opportunity to seamlessly continue their career training toward a College Diploma or Associate’s Degree.”
The project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2023.
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