By Cindy Buttorff
Many students are struggling with what to do when they get out of high school, worrying about college, and issues getting jobs.
The former Advanced Skills Center now called HACC Academy, “[Is] a tremendous opportunity for seniors to get involved with, it gives them the skills needed to become employable immediately out of high school,” Mr. Cook said.
Currently the students attending the academy this year have graduated from the nurse’s aid program. They have taken a CNA test and then they were able to work in a hospital or nursing home, making up to $12 and $15 an hour.
This is a good choice for kids who don’t thrive in the typical high school setting. The students come to the high school for the first three periods and leave to complete all of their hands on training. “We actually took care of real nursing home patients,” Morgan Lloyd said. A great advantage to HACC Academy is that the school pays for you to go to this program.
The main goal of this course is for the graduates of next year to be trained in a specific field of their choice. HACC Academy is an outstanding way to secure students’ plans for high school.