Rep. Terry England hosted a meeting Tuesday in Winder that brought together local and state educational and economic development officials with representatives of German business and industry.
The purpose of the meeting at the Winder Cultural Arts Center was to explore how the Barrow County School System and Lanier Technical College, through their innovative joint campus opening in 2014, could prepare students for jobs with international companies.
The media was not invited, but afterward Rep. England spoke with a Barrow Journal reporter.
“Some opportunities have come up with some German companies that have an interest in Georgia but also have an interest in education as well and any workforce that’s available,” he said. “We talked about ideas that would make this area into a region that international companies would want to come to and how the career academy and Lanier Tech could become an integral part of making that happen.”
For the full story, see the May 22 issue of the Barrow Journal.