Friday, September 21, 2007

Calhoun’s tech center director explains new requirements


JACKSONVILLE — About 40 leaders from education and business gathered Thursday night for dinner and to learn the latest about training the county’s future workers.

David Talley, director of the Calhoun County Career Technical Center, said Congress changed some requirements for the nation’s tech centers this year.

Among the changes: a greater focus on academic training.

Now the Tech Center, with more than 400 students, will teach “career clusters” instead of focusing training on one specific area of industry.

“We’re adapting to what business and industry are telling us we need to do,” Talley said.

“We wanted to bring them in and let them know ahead of time what we’ve got to do in order to meet their demands.”

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