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LAFAYETTE – During its regular meeting on July 15, the Chambers County Board of Education approved a proposal to change the name of the Chambers County Career Technical Center to Inspire Academy.


            “We wanted a new name that reflects our vision for the future,” said CCCTC Director Ken Sealy. “Our current focus is on real-world application; preparing students for the types of technical jobs and positions that are in highest demand. While our original concept continues, we are constantly evolving to meet the demands of the local workforce and beyond.”


            Sealy said the new name was chosen from various proposals submitted by the CCCTC staff, and efforts are currently underway to design a new logo for the school.


            “We are working closely with the Chambers County Development Authority staff through the web service and design group Red Sage that has created new websites for many of the county’s governmental entities,” said Sealy.


            Founded in 1977, the Chambers County Career Technical Center basically began as a trade school, offering courses such as typing, carpentry, and clothing production. As job trends and demands changed over the years, the school has transitioned to a more technical curriculum, which now includes pre-engineering, manufacturing technology, health science, and computer science.


            “We think the name Inspire Academy more closely defines our current mission and the direction we plan to pursue going forward,” said Sealy. “Thanks to a dedicated staff of teachers and instructors, it is truly a place that inspires our local students to push the limits of their creativity and achievement.”


            The current graduation rate for students enrolled at the facility is 92 percent, a statistic Sealy says he is most impressed with.

By David Bell

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