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Jackson County Schools, CareerSource partner to offer course in construction, building

Posted at 6:19 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 18:19:59-04

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Jackson County Schools is teaming up CareerSource to offer a new way to help rebuild after Hurricane Michael.

The district received a grant for $500,000 for the next two years.

With that, they're starting new construction classes to teach students the basics of building.

It's a magnet school program open to high school students and homeschooled students.

Superintendent Larry Moore says it's a win-win for teens to learn a career, get on-the-job experience and help make repairs in the community.

"There's a lot of opportunity in that field, in the building construction field, especially with that aftermath of Hurricane Michael and the rebuilding that's still taking place in our area," said Moore.

Any student or parent interested in the program is invited to tour the building on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the old Marianna High School Ag Building.