Alabama announces $1 million grant for Fort Payne High

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (WDEF) – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announces a million dollar grant for vocational training in Fort Payne.

The money will go toward a new vocational center at Fort Payne High School.

It will train students in careers like construction, electric vehicle and aviation technologies.

“Alabama is sounding the call for a skilled workforce and the Fort Payne Board of Education is responding to that demand,” Gov. Ivey said. “This program will ensure that students graduating from high school will be ready for rewarding and high-paying jobs, and that employers will be hiring a qualified workforce to move our state forward.”

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs administers the ARC program in Alabama.

“The path to rewarding careers does not always go through colleges and universities,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “I applaud the Fort Payne Board of Education for offering other options for students who have the same dreams for successful careers but choose a different path to get there.”

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