The partnership between schools and businesses is best exemplified by shared learning opportunities exposing high school students to real-life experiences. The demands for a technically trained and competent workforce are greater than ever. In 1994 Congress enacted the School to Work Opportunity Act to provide support for this partnership. Under the Act three areas were identified: 1. School-Based Component; 2. Work-Based Component; and, 3. Connecting Activities.
All of these depend on the combined strengths of a eager and motivated group of young people along with strong and effective work-related experiences. Together, the shared goals of both groups will be met.
We are partnered with DeKalb County Fleet Management where our students have the opportunity to work along side veteran technicians and experience real world work and situations. Currently we have several students employed full time with DeKalb County Fleet Management and other automotive related businesses.