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Collins Career Center hosts open house

GETAWAY— An open house will be from 4-5 p.m. Monday at Collins Career Center.

“It’s an opportunity for the community to come in and see the school,” Steve Dodgion, superintendent, said. “It’s also an opportunity for high school sophomores and their parents as well as adults looking to start a career to see if they would be interested in any of our technical programs.”

All of the programs offered at the Collins Career Center will be available for review, but the programs starting in January will be featured.

“College isn’t for everybody,” Dodgion said. “There are a lot of opportunities in technical studies right now, and parents and students are seeing that.”

Health tech programs are some of the most popular among the programs at Collins.

“Over 20 percent of the workforce in our area is in health tech,” Dodgion said. “There are many employment opportunities in that field.”

The programs starting in January include auto tech, auto body, HVAC, industrial maintenance, welding, electricity, cosmetology, a new nail tech program and in health tech, patient care and a multi-skilled program.

A pre-entrance exam required for certain programs will be offered for free at 5 p.m. immediately following the open house.