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Aims and District 6 partner to provide Career and Technical Education opportunities

Submitted on: 05-02-2008

Starting this fall, Greeley-Evans District 6 high school students can take college courses at Aims Community College at no cost to the student. The goal of this new Career Academy is to provide high school juniors and seniors who are interested in Career and Technical Education the opportunity to earn a certificate or begin work toward an associate degree before they graduate high school. “This is part of a larger initiative to get students more career oriented, to get them on track with a clear direction in mind so they can make wise decisions in their high school coursework,” said Steve Alkire Career and Technical Education Director for District 6. “The Career Academy is a great step forward for our students because it eliminates financial barriers some students have faced in the past when trying to earn college credits while still in high school.” Spaces are specifically allotted for high school students interested in careers in Allied Health, Automotive Technology, Automotive Collision and Repair, Welding and Multi-Industry Systems Technicians, but are not limited to those programs. “Part of the purpose of this new Career Academy is to help retain students through graduation,” said Aims Associate Dean of Career and Technical Education Brenda Rask. “The goal is to provide them with skills they can take directly into the workplace or, if they’d like, to continue on with their post-secondary education.” Juniors and seniors who are interested in this opportunity should contact their high school guidance counselors to find out more details about the Career Academy collaboration between Aims Community College and District 6.



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