THINC COLLEGE & CAREER ACADEMY
In August 2015, THINC College & Career Academy opened its doors for Troup County high school students in grades 10-12. As a program of TCSS, THINC is located on the campus of West Georgia Technical College. It provides an innovative and hands-on learning environment focused on local business needs to help propel students into a ready-to-work environment.
What makes THINC stand out is the focus of soft skills that make students more employable. Skills such as attendance, teamwork, communication, and adaptability are 30 percent of a students grade. In addition, students at THINC choose a career pathway that will move them closer to graduation. Some of those pathways are:
- Health Science
- Mechatronics / Manufacturing
- Energy Systems
- Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)
- Marketing & Communications
A WORLD IN MOTION
A World in Motion (AWIM) is a partnership that began with a $900,000 Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. AWIM provides students in elementary and middle school the opportunity to learn Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education in a hands-on and friendly competitive environment. Benchmarked to the national standards, AWIM incorporates laws of physics, motion, flight and electronics into age-appropriate activities that reinforce classroom STEM curriculum.
In 2015, a team of five students and two teachers from Ethel W. Kight Elementary traveled to Detroit, Michigan and placed 2nd in the country for Accuracy in the Jet Toy Challenge.