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.
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: