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News Release

Contact: Thomas Algarin, Director, Communication & Information
770-422-3500 ext. 282

Release November 26, 2012

Marietta High School Joins Go Build
Georgia High School Teams Project

MHS among first high schools selected

Go Build GeorgiaMARIETTA, GA–The Governor's Office of Workforce Development recently announced that Marietta High School (MHS) is one of the first schools in Georgia to implement a Go Build Georgia High School Team. This project is a component of the Go Build Georgia initiative launched January 2012. Go Build Georgia is a skilled labor recruitment initiative spearheaded by Governor Nathan Deal and the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development.

“The Go Build Georgia initiative addresses the skills gap facing Georgia’s workforce,” said Marietta City Schools Superintendent Dr. Emily Lembeck. “Moreover, it supports our focus on Career Pathways to increase the graduation rate and successfully prepare our students for valuable career options or transition into post-secondary education opportunities.”

Go Build Georgia High School Teams are individual high school groups made up of educators, counselors and leaders with in the manufacturing, industrial construction, energy, telecommunications and transportation industries with the goal of promoting career paths in the skilled trades by hosting skilled trade career days, industry site visits and access to skilled trade workforce development materials.

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