Amid renewed focus on job training in high school, Memphis students consider their options

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Chalkbeat Tennessee

Jul 6, 12:00 AM

Amid renewed focus on job training in high school, Memphis students consider their options

Shelby County Schools’ new budget dedicates $6.7 million to overhaul its job certification classes, with a focus on training students for higher-paying, in-demand careers that don’t necessarily require a college education, such as information technology and carpentry. By contrast, that same budget earmarked $1.3 million for adding advanced college preparatory courses and readying students for college entrance exams.

Tags: career technical education

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