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New partnership offers high school seniors an alternative to college

These students are not only getting an education-they're getting real-world training in the tech industry.

MADISON, Ala. — These students are not only getting an education, they're getting real-world training in the tech industry.        

KTech is a workforce development program that partners with schools across Alabama to get more kids involved in careers in the technology field.

KTech offers hands-on training and one-on-one instruction for students in the program, and afterward they will receive the chance to intern with companies across the nation and three college credit hours that transfer over to any university in the state.

Some of the courses offered are megatronics, robotics, soldering courses. You can go directly to the workforce with those courses. Tuition for this 16-week program costs a little over three thousand dollars but the connections made make it worth it. One senior at Bob Jones High School is a part of the Virtual Reality Academy sponsored by KTech and he loves it. Through the program at Bob Jones, Camerun Cummings now has the experience to get a part-time job in the tech field.

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