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Limestone Co. tech education center expands offerings

$210,000 in grant money is helping add vocational training services for more career paths. $210,000 in grant money is helping add vocational training services for more career paths.
LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A Tennessee Valley school system is getting a big boost in helping train students for good jobs.

The Limestone County Schools Career Technical Center is adding several new programs. System officials gave the news to staff Thursday.

The tech center will have a law and public safety academy, which includes courses in police work and emergency services, next fall.

There will also be programs for teaching, industrial systems technology, and diesel technology. $210,000 in grant money is helping make it happen.

"These are careers that are in demand in our region, so our students will have greater opportunities for post-secondary study and career opportunities," said grant writer Betsy Pitchford.

The grant money is made possible by the state legislature's 21st Century Workforce Development Act.

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