Houston County Career Academy Career Signing Day

(WTVY News 4)
Published: Apr. 30, 2019 at 3:55 PM CDT
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An opportunity for students to get a scholarship for college and have a job all set once they walk across the stage.

Andrew Woods Rehobeth High School Senior Scholarship recipient said, "I’m really excited and it takes a lot of stress off of me because I get to do and do what I love for free and also do it as a job and do the same thing for free and not have to pay out of my pocket."

Representatives from several Wiregrass companies attended Houston County Career Academy's signing day.

Also, some area colleges welcomed their students for the fall semester. "

Chase Maddox Cottonwood High School Senior received a full time job with Techway Automotive and said, “Turning wrenches that kind of thing has always been a hobby for me and I knew that's where I wanted to go with my life and I didn't think I would have a job this early in life, I thought there was going to be a lot more to it. The steps that I took here and the help from the teachers and they put me in the field I’m where I’ve always wanted to be a lot sooner. "

Houston County Career Academy has offered this program for many years and it allows students to test various career opportunities and find one that fits them.

Today many of the students were just happy all their hard work paid off.

Scholarship recipient Gabrielle Nowell from Ashford High School received a job at Extendicare and said, “It makes me feel relieved that means that I can go straight out of college straight to my job and actually get money so I can help wherever I need too."

Students completed an interview process before the signing day and Senior Kami Williams gave advice to students still enrolled in the program.

"Just be ready for the opportunities that do come at you there are many opportunities to put yourself out there don't be scared and more nervous what is to come."

Williams also received a scholarship to attend Wallace Community College and landed a job at Extendicare.

After the ceremony family and friends congratulated the soon to be graduates on all their accomplishments.

Nineteen kids walked away with either a scholarship or a job lined up today and Houston County Career Academy says they hope next year this continues to grow.