Trade Five Awards Grants to Georgia Middle and High Schools in Support of Skilled Trade Education

During a recent STEM Forum held at the Classic Center in Athens, the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Trade Five initiative presented 17 Georgia Middle and High Schools with Trade Five Grant Awards. Trade Five is the state’s skilled trade awareness initiative, designed to promote career opportunities that exists within five key skilled trade industries- logistics, telecommunication, energy, construction and manufacturing.
Georgia Trade Five Grant
Trade Five Program Manager Mark Lee presented the $500 award checks to representatives of the schools that were in attendance.

“Availability creates opportunity, opportunity creates access, and access creates exposure,” said Dr. Eboni Chillis, CTAE Director Clayton County Schools. “As a Trade Five Grant recipient, our students and teachers are better equipped with the means to create purposeful experiences that lead the talent pipeline for skilled trades.”

The Trade Five Grant and Scholarship program was designed to support the rise of skilled trade education in Georgia and offers students exposure to key skilled trade industries. Trade Five Grant and Scholarship applications are available online at GeorgiaTradeFive.com. The deadline to apply for the next round of funding is December 15, 2017.

Congratulations to the following Georgia schools for being named Trade Five Grant Award Recipients:

  1. Langston Hughes High School-Fulton County
  2. Berkmar High School-Gwinnett County
  3. Lovejoy Middle School-Clayton County
  4. Portal Middle High School -Bulloch County
  5. Crisp County High School – Crisp County
  6. Osborne High School – Cobb County
  7. Mundys Mill High School–Clayton County
  8. Statesboro High School-Bulloch County
  9. Dacula High School-Gwinnett County
  10. Mary Persons High School-Monroe County
  11. Charles H. Drew–Clayton County
  12. Cherokee High School-Cherokee County
  13. Alton C. Crews Middle School-Gwinnett County
  14. Elkins Point Middle School-Fulton County
  15. Fulton Schools College and Career Academy–Fulton County
  16. Freedom Middle School-Cherokee County
  17. Newton College & Career Academy-Newton County


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