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Next Generation Career Academy Reports on Continued Success

Next Generation Career Academy Reports on Continued Success

Surry County Schools and Surry Community College are proud to report on the continued success of the Next Generation Career Academy. Despite the challenges the pandemic has posed, twelve interns are scheduled to work during the fall of 2020, and five new business partners have signed on for student interns. The Next Generation Career Academy began in 2017 as Dr. Travis L. Reeves, Superintendent of Surry County Schools and Dr. David Shockley, President of Surry Community College brainstormed ways to create an innovative workforce development program. Their desire was to facilitate a program in which students would complete internships or apprenticeships with local business and industry partners that could ultimately lead to employment. The Golden LEAF Foundation’s generous funding made the dream a reality. “The Next Generation Career Academy continues to evolve. In the spring, Insteel partnered with us to