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Grants help students prepare for work
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ATLANTA — Gov. Sonny Perdue recently announced 56 high schools in the state have received Georgia work ready training grants that provide three-year access to training software, which helps students improve their work-ready certificate levels.
The funding is from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and will provide each school $5,000 worth of software. Bradwell Institute and Liberty County High School are two of the recipients.
“Earning a work-ready certificate tells a potential employer that an individual has the core job skills necessary for success,” Perdue said.
Each school will provide the work  assessment to at least 50 percent of its next three senior classes and incorporate training tools in curriculum.
Schools submitted applications for the grants and included plans on how they would implement the training.
The local initiative is led by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce. For information, go to or call 368-4445.
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