AUGUST 15, 2018— Albany, GA—The Albany area will be the center of attention for the State’s business and education leaders on Monday, August 27th as the Commodore Conyers College and Career Academy, 4C Academy, hosts Lt. Governor Casey Cagle’s 2018 Business and Education Summit. Economic trends, workforce development and jobs of the future will all be topics of this year’s conference which is titled, “Georgia’s Success: Building a Workforce Second to None.”
Commenting on the upcoming summit, 4C Academy CEO, Chris Hatcher, shared, “We are excited to host this year’s Business and Education Summit and we have a great agenda in store for those attending. In addition to learning about economic trends in Georgia and discussing strategies that impact workforce development and economic development across our state, attendees will hear from a panel of our local leaders who will share how technology has impacted, and will continue to impact, our workforce needs. I am also looking forward to the segment of the agenda where the Lt. Governor will moderate a panel discussion with some of our 4C students.”
Event participants will include Dr. Roger Tutterow, Sr. Economist, Kennesaw State University; Ronnie Lee, President, McCleskey Cotton; Maurice York, Brewery Vice President, MillerCoors; Dr. Robert S. Owor, Professor Computer Science and Software Engineering, Albany State University; Alan Amling, Vice President, UPS Ventures; Philip Hardin, CEO, YouScience; and Casey Cagle, Lt. Governor, State of Georgia.
One of a network of over 40 College and Career Academies across the state, the 4C Academy was chosen to host the event in part because of the school’s exceptional relationship with the community and local industry. “We as a region understand how important advancing workforce development is for our local economy and this is demonstrated by our strong partnerships. Our business, education and community leaders have come together to invest in this effort to prepare our young folks for the jobs of today and tomorrow. This is all about bringing new jobs and industries to Georgia and to our region of the state.” Mr. Hatcher continued.
The 4C Academy will also host an afterhours reception at Pretoria Fields Collective on Monday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. “This is an opportunity for community members to meet our event speakers including our guest speaker, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle. Tickets are $30 per individual and may be purchased by emailing Kerry.Joiner@4CAcademy.org.
About 4C Academy:
The mission of the Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy is to produce college and career ready graduates with relevant skills and education and exceptional work ethic who can compete and succeed in the real world. Our partners include local business and industry, the Dougherty County School System, Albany Technical College, Albany State University, the Albany/Dougherty Economic Development Commission, and the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce. In addition, we have partnered with the Calhoun, Terrell and Baker County School Systems.