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Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan Praises Winners at 12th Annual Business & Education Summit

ATLANTA -- Yesterday, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan celebrated College and Career Academies across Georgia by hosting the 12th Annual Business and Education Summit at Lanier Technical College in Gainesville. Surrounded by educators, students and business leaders, Duncan congratulated the award winners and recognized the significant impact College and Career Academies are having throughout Georgia.

"Workforce development is a huge part of what has made Georgia the best place to live and work,” Duncan said. “College and Career Academies play a huge role in attracting new businesses to Georgia, and it is an honor to celebrate the hard work and achievements of those associated with this great program. My office looks forward to working alongside the educators and business leaders who have devoted their time, resources and expertise to put Georgia second to none in workforce development.”

Fitzgerald High School College and Career Academy received the GCCAP12 grant in the total of $3,110,000. Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan presented the check to Angel Kelly, FHSCCA Career Coach; Lisa Helms, Wiregrass Technical College Assistant Director of High School Services; Hal Wiley, FHSCCA CEO; Jim Puckett, Mayor of Fitzgerald; Jason Dunn, Fitzgerald and Ben Hill County Economic Development; James Sirmans, FHSCCA Principal and Dawn Clements, Assistant Superintendent for Ben Hill County Schools.