Floyd County Schools (FCS) is pleased to announce collaborative agreement between FCS College and Career Academy (CCA) and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). This collaboration is part of the GTRI and FCS CCA’s on-going strategy to increase partnerships with business and industry. As a unit of the University System of Georgia, understanding and meeting the needs of industry to help create jobs in the state is a priority to Georgia Tech, and FCS is proud to provide these relevant learning opportunities to students.
“Many of our students are not aware of the different subsets of engineering. Areas like environmental and biomedical engineering are new and emerging fields and cross over into many different educational disciplines,” said John Parker, FCS Executive Director of Academics. “Relevance is attained through experience. To understand what an environmental engineer does requires actually meeting an environmental engineer. GTRI has gone out of their way to bridge the relevance gap for our students. We are extremely lucky to have them as a partner.”
On Tuesday, September 19th, 45 students from FCS CCA visited the GTRI to kick off the yearlong project. Students were excited and eager to have the opportunity to work with the professors and graduate students to begin the process of identifying and developing relevant projects that they will be working on during the school year that will be beneficial to the community.