Students at South Hall County’s C.W. Davis Middle School are among the recipients of FastTrack grant funds announced by the Georgia Department of Education this week.
The $501,000 awarded to four schools in the Hall, Cobb, Henry county school districts are to support equipping 10 Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education labs.
Each lab will provide immersive learning experiences in high-demand fields like audio/video technology, health science, and engineering, according to the department.
“Schools across Georgia are working to connect their students with hands-on, career-ready, out-of-the-box learning,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said in a press release. “It’s not just about hearing a lecture or reading from a textbook — our students need instruction that will prepare them for their future careers. Our FastTrack grants are designed to help schools provide that high-quality career education for their students.”
The FastTrack funds will support a business education lab where Davis Middle students can get hands-on computer science and coding experience.
“We are excited to receive the capital equipment funds to begin our first series of middle school computer science and coding courses, and to align with our high school pathways offered in the information technology area,” Hall County CTAE Director Rhonda Samples said. “Skills obtained in this area will help our students prepare for the future workforce.”