TORI J. NORRIS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD
In the second year of offering classes, Butler County Career Academy has grown to offer courses to 10th-12th grade students at all Butler County Schools.
According to Otis Grayson, Butler County School Career Coach, “The academy began last year when we were granted a Career Tech Center from the Alabama Department of Education.”
“The academy has multiple credentials, college credits and workplace skills that are offered to the students,” said Grayson.
Butler County Career Tech Director, Jennifer Burt, says the program has grown to over 1500 students county wide. Programs offered to students include welding, health careers, Jobs for Alabama Graduates (JAG), Industrial Maintenance, Multimedia Design, Culinary Arts, Jr. ROTS and Microsoft Academy.
In addition to providing education to our future leaders, the academy has opened their doors to community members.
“Community and adult education courses are offered four nights a week for welding and industrial maintenance,” said Burt.
“The goals of the academy are to align training programs with the needs of the local workforce,” said Burt.
“And to provide programs to ensure that workers in our community gain skills that match the employer’s needs.”
“Our adult and community education programs are offered to anyone wishing to improve workforce skills gap for a minimum fee,” said Burt.
For questions regarding enrollment for the upcoming courses beginning Sept. 5, feel free to call Jennifer Burt at 334-437-1767.