Workforce training helps students prepare for technical careers

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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - The Limestone County Career Technical Center is broadening its horizon to provide more opportunities for students.   The center's changes hope to address the need for skilled labor workers in Alabama.

Over the summer, the center built more portable classrooms and brought in more programs. Students can now train to be police officers, fire fighters, diesel mechanics and educators.

"We can get them to work quickly after high school, and they can go into the workforce without a college debt over their head," said Vince Green, principal.

"It gives us an opportunity impact these young people lives and set them on a path that will make then successful in life," said Jvon Hearn, instructor.

Limestone County Career Technical Center plans to expand the military training program in order to get partial Army funding, which would turn the center into a full JROTC program.