LaGRANGE, Ga. (WRBL) – The Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, Geoff Duncan, hosted the Business and Education Summit at Great Wolf Lodge on Oct. 5-6, 2021. He partnered with THINC College and Career Academy for the summit, discussions primarily centered round “advancing innovation” for college kids.
“LaGrange is such a great story of where innovation has really kind of changed the trajectory of this community, obviously KIA and their involvement here. Also, there’s so many surrounding partners like THINC Academy that have come together and really tried to build a relationship with the public school system and the community and the employers to be able to develop that next generation of talent and they’re doing an amazing job,” mentioned Duncan.
Duncan mentioned a serious purpose of the summit was to seek out what the following technology of jobs will appear like and decide the coaching that will probably be wanted for them. He want to work instantly with totally different firms to fill in gaps for college kids who might not be pursuing a conventional 4-year schooling after highschool.
He additionally mentioned the summit introduced collectively many firms and educators to share concepts and talk about enhancements for college kids searching for jobs after highschool.
Brian Shumate, the Superintendent of the Troup County School System, mentioned TCSS felt honored that the summit was held at Great Wolf Lodge. He mentioned it was nice to debate the long run of schooling with many leaders from the state.
“I believe that the future of education has got to change, meaning that kids can choose to do school in many, many different ways especially the older they get. With the Career Academy model, with dual enrollment, technical/community college classes, taking classes at 4-year institutions while getting a high school diploma, all of that is possible these days,” mentioned Shumate.
Shumate additionally mentioned the innovation that was mentioned in the course of the summit traces up along with his plans for TCSS and the place he intends to take the varsity system. He additionally mentioned he’s guaranteeing the curriculum within the colleges are adaptable to the fixed adjustments college students are seeing as soon as they graduate.