Upcoming Career Tech Summit In Shoals Highlights Technical Education

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MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (WHNT) - As students start to think about life after high school, educators say more kids are going straight into the work force.

During a career tech summit in the Shoals, organizers hope students can connect with industry leaders.

“We put this program together to try to bring our education leaders in the state and the region together with leaders of business and industry of the Shoals to better determine what it is we need to be doing to prepare students to go to them to go to work,” said Gary Dan Williams, director of Muscle Shoals Center for Technology.

During a question-answer style discussion, a panel made up of industrial employment representatives and educators from across the state will evaluate the future of technical learning. 

The director of one of the state's few technical schools says this summit should help guide his teachers and the curriculum.

The career tech summit is open to the public.  It starts at 5:00 Thursday inside the Northwest Shoals Community College gym in Muscle Shoals.