Town Hall Meeting – April 23, 2013

The Fayette College and Career Academy hosted an informal Town Hall discussion of the College and Career Academy on Tuesday, April 23rd. We enjoyed opening remarks from School Board Member Leonard Presberg; a brief video featuring Lt. Governor Casey Cagle; and testimonials from seven CEC students and graduates. Thank you, one and all! It was a great event.

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April 28, 2013 · 9:32 pm

Busting Myths About CCA

The concept of a public school system partnering with local industries is still new to many of us. The very idea of changing the 100-year-old institution of public education is sure to evolve slowly.

But the Fayette community continues our learning process to better understand what a college and career academy (CCA) could provide Fayette students and the community.

Presenting … “myth-busters.” Let’s clear up some of the misunderstandings about a CCA.

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April 17, 2013 · 7:34 pm

Intro to CCA

Kim Learnard, (April 10, 2013) The Citizen

A year ago, Fayette business, political, and educational leaders met for what we thought would be a singular discussion of local employment issues. The conversation surprised many of us, as we quickly learned that hundreds of technical jobs are available right here in Fayette County.  

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April 10, 2013 · 9:14 pm

Fayette CCA Town Hall Meeting

Open to all middle and high school students, parents, educators and the business community!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Sam’s Auditorium at the LEC
205 Lafayette Ave.
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Career Academies Creating 21st Century Leaders: Experiential learning encourages creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration essential for a 21st century workforce.

Technical Skills Needed for Today’s Careers: Relevant, hands-on learning applied in an area of interest prepares every student for success in college and in careers.

  • Informal discussion of the College and Career Academy model now preparing thousands of Georgia high school students for success.
  •  Testimonials of students and graduates of the CEC in Newnan, where high school students pursue college coursework and careers.

For more information contact :  klearnard@peachtree-city.org

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Watch the CCA Steering Committee Meeting, held at Dolce (Peachtree City) February 20, 2013

If you were unable to attend, or want to know more – click in this link to watch the entire CCA Steering Committee Meeting.

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McIntosh High School Teachers Visit the CEC

McIntosh High School Teachers Visit the CEC

Fayette community leaders recently partnered with McIntosh High School teachers for a visit to the CEC. They began their tour by meeting with U.S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland. Rep. Westmoreland, a former homebuilder and developer, helped spearhead the CEC in the late 1990s. He expressed his strong support of College and Career Academies to provide career options for Georgia students.

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April 8, 2013 · 8:37 pm

Fayette College and Career Academy: A Roadmap (Updated 3/4/13)

FCCA Roadmap Updated 2013 03 04 copy

What is a College and Career Academy?

A College and Career Academy is a location where efforts of the public K12 school system, the local technical college, and the local four year college are combined to create educational programs for students. Many of the educational programs are designed to meet the needs of local businesses and industries. High school students are typically bussed to the centralized location so they can take coursework for part of their day. Traditional adult college students also take coursework in the same facility.

Here in Fayette County, a College and Career Academy would serve students from all five high schools in a centralized location. Local businesses and industries would be engaged in designing curricula and identifying career paths based on their technical needs. These career paths might include healthcare, the hospitality industry, culinary arts, aviation electronics, broadcasting, auto, machining, welding, printing and graphics, law enforcement, engineering, vet tech, cosmetology, and more.   Read more……

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