Albany Technical College and EI2 Partner for Work Ready Initiative

Albany Technical College and Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute are teaming up to offer “Career Pathways for the Future Day” for high school students in Early, Lee, Randolph and Terrell Counties. The event will be held on Monday, November 8, 2010, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Albany Technical College Kirkland Conference Center.

Supported under the Georgia Work Ready Regional initiative, this event is designed to give high school students the opportunity to learn how Georgia’s Work Ready program can help them to prepare for future careers in Georgia.

Through power-packed interactive sessions, students will better understand how Georgia’s Work Ready program guarantees workers have the talent necessary for existing jobs and the skills necessary to master the innovative technologies that tomorrow’s jobs will require in the fields of Food Manufacturing, Agribusiness, Bioscience, and STEM occupations.

In addition to the interactive sessions, students will have a chance to tour Albany Tech’s facilities and take plant tours of agri-business companies.

About Albany Technical College

A public postsecondary institution of the Technical System of Georgia, Albany Technical College provides technical education and training support for the evolving workforce needs of Southwest Georgia through traditional and online classroom settings. For more information about Albany Tech, go to www.AlbanyTech.edu or become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/AlbanyTech.

About Enterprise Innovation Institute:

The Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute helps companies, entrepreneurs, economic developers and communities improve their competitiveness through the application of science, technology and innovation. It is one of the most comprehensive university-based programs of business and industry assistance, technology commercialization and economic development in the nation.

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