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State School Superintendent visits G-Tech Center in Geneva

GENEVA, Ala. (WDHN) — State School Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey and other state school officials got hands-on experience at the Geneva County School's Geneva Regional Career Tech Center (G-Tech) Friday.

"So we see people actively engaged in what's going on and what that brings a student," Mackey said.  "If they're actively engaged, then they're not only learning something, but they're really actually practicing in a way that they can take that and parlay that into a job then."
 
The center offers five programs: health science, education training, aviation maintenance, welding and automotive.
 
"This one like is very unique because we don't have anything else that stands alone like this in an armory," Mackey said.
 
This is the center's second year, and Dr. Mackey hopes that its success could lead to other schools just like this in districts across the state
 
"Business and industry are growing, and they're demanding more and more workers to come out of high school directly out of a two-year program ready to work," Mackey said.  "So we think that because of the support there from businesses around the state we will continue to grow it."

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