(Marietta, Ga. – Feb. 23, 2016) Chattahoochee Technical College was one of three post-secondary providers to partner with Marietta High School during the Partners in Education “College Signing Event” on Monday, Feb. 22.
Chattahoochee Technical College, Georgia Highlands College, Kennesaw State University and Life University each signed an agreement to provide support as the school promotes future college and career success. These partnerships will connect students to life after high school in conjunction with its Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) program while continuing to grow the educational and economic base of Cobb County.
“Today, we think that this is just a little signing ceremony, but it is not. It’s a celebration of doing something great for our students, and Chattahoochee Tech is very proud to be a part of it. Is it not great when a student can attend Marietta High School and then move on to one of the local post-secondary public or private providers here in Cobb County? It’s a wonderful thing,” Newcomb said. “It’s about the students getting the education they need for a career that will improve the quality of life for themselves and their families.”
The Partners in Education Program is a collective effort of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce to match businesses and organizations with schools to provide extra funding, unique services and volunteer support. The vision behind the Partners in Education Program is to enrich the learning experience of Cobb’s children so that all develop a strong academic foundation, skills and core values that will benefit them in their community life and in a career.
“We are fortunate to have quality education for grades K-12 and post high school opportunities extending from an associate degree to a doctorate degree in one county,” said Marietta City Schools Superintendent Dr. Emily Lembeck. “These newly formed partnerships are a key component to fostering our students’ goals for life success after high school, which is an important part of the Marietta City Schools mission. We are enthusiastic about the possibilities that will result from our collaboration with each institution for this common goal.”
Marietta High School Principal Forrestella Taylor called the commitment “monumental” in that it reinforces the seamless educational opportunities for all students at MHS.
“These partnerships will strengthen the existing options for our students to further explore the CTAE Pathways, Move on When Ready and SB2 initiatives, as well as the Arts in greater depth,” Taylor said. “By providing meaningful and engaging experiences with each of these institutions, we are creating boundless options towards developing college and career ready students.”