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Congressman tours, gives high remarks to HCCA

U.S. Congressman Andrew Clyde recently toured the facilities at the Hart College and Career Academy, leaving high remarks regarding the efforts of the Hart County Charter System to prepare all students for tomorrow’s challenges.

School system leaders, including Superintendent Jay Floyd and Hart College and Career Academy CEO Brooks Mewborn, showed Congressman Clyde, along with state Rep. Alan Powell and Hart County Board of Commissioners Chairman Marshall Sayer, the state-of-the-art facilities that Hart County students are utilizing to prepare for the workforce.

Congressman Clyde spent more than 2 hours learning about the amenities in the welding shop, cosmetology studio, culinary arts kitchen, production and graphics design studios, and more.

“I’ve said it before, promoting career-focused education pathways is one of my top priorities in Congress. This week, Hart County Officials took me back to school at Hart College and Career Academy. I was amazed at the multitude of career pathways and retention-focused curriculum offered to students at Hart County High School. At the College and Career Academy, students have the opportunity to develop a trade, intern and potentially land a job before they graduate. Industries from the region are invited to participate in the classroom, giving students a robust  hands-on experience prior to graduation,” Congressman Clyde said. “I was blown away at the success of this unique institution and the impact it has on workforce development for the region. A special thank you to Rep. Allan Powell, Hart County Superintendent Jay Floyd and Career Academy CEO Brooks Mewborn for inviting me.”

The visit comes on the heels of other school systems touring Hart County facilities. Recently, officials from Lumpkin County, Dawson County, and Fannin County visited the Hart County Charter System as well.

"Our Vision is that we would be recognized for Educational Excellence. It is an honor to have special guests visit our school system to see first hand what we are providing for student success. Our hope is that they take this information to other locations and duplicate it,” Superintendent Jay Floyd said.