This Week's Speaker
Executive Director for the Georgia Association for Career & Technical Education
Our speaker this week is Matthew Gambill, Executive Director for the Georgia Association for Career & Technical Education. He will update us on the state of career and technical education in Georgia. As you know, Roswell Rotary has supported construction education in the Roswell cluster of schools for the last several years. There are now construction clubs in 6 of our elementary schools, construction classes in both middle schools and RHS is the only construction education program in North Fulton. This year, through a $10,000 District Grant, we will purchase more construction equipment for RHS, and at the direction of Dale Hales our RHS construction teacher, help with in class instruction, mentoring and serving on the advisory board. Our members will also continue to volunteer with Toolbox, the construction clubs at the elementary schools. It is vital for our students to know that there are lots of options after high school and our construction industry professionals need a pipeline of trained students coming out of high school. This is a national issue and being addressed by people like Mike Rowe who is working to close the skills gap in America.
Posted by Melissa Weaver
September 4, 2018