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Students explore career, college options in myriad ways
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Elvis Cruz, a Johnson High School senior, replaces the feet of a robot Tuesday at American Yazaki Corporation in Gainesville. Many Hall County high school students participate in Work-Based Learning programs through various businesses in the community. - photo by Erin O. Smith
“Every child that leaves us ought to have some sort of pathway to ‘How do I spend the next 50 years?’” Will Schofield, superintendent of Hall County schools, declared. Increasingly, that pathway has two divergent trails: training for jobs with technical skills and college degrees. “The world truly is flat,” Schofield said, pointing out Hall students are competing with Asians and Eastern Europeans for jobs.