CITY SCHOOL BOARD MOVES FORWARD WITH MANUFACTURING PROGRAM

Tuscaloosa City Schools

On Tuesday night, the Tuscaloosa City School Board took a step forward to move along its manufacturing partnership with Shelton State Community College. The dual-enrollment program will allow Tuscaloosa City Schools students to participate in modern manufacturing curriculum through Shelton State.

The school board approved a job to be created for someone to help Tuscaloosa City Schools students locate scholarship funds to access the dual-enrollment classes. This was an important move, according to Superintendent Dr. Mike Daria.

“So tonight the board approved a job description to have somebody manage the increase that we are going to see in dual enrollment,” Daria said. “Now that we removed a barrier of funding for all of our students to be able to access dual enrollment we want somebody dedicated to making sure our students take advantage of those scholarships and when they are in the dual enrollment opportunities that they are highly successful.”

If a student starts in the beginning of their 10th-grade year, they will be eligible for an associates degree by the time they graduate from high school. Additionally, students will be eligible for pre-apprenticeship opportunities throughout the program.

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