Technical Institute Offers Career Training in Gadsden County

School officials say Gadsden Technical Institution offers an array of subjects from mechanics to nursing.

Seventeen-year-old Corbin Hartsfield is busy putting the finishing touches on his class project, a John Boat."

Hartsfield, a junior at Greensboro High School, is learning the tools of the trade at Gadsden Technical Institute.

"Hopefully I can start a career with it if I proceed and go on it I probably will be able to get a paying job and a lot of traveling involved with it too depending on what area I go into."

Hartsfield is not alone. Ronie Aikins has been working on cars since he was a little boy, and is getting hands on experience at the institute while earning high diploma at East Gadsden High School.

"I know something about it, but I learned more things with my teacher he's helping me to do more things that I didn't know how to fix on and stuff."

Still, school officials say more students young and old should consider attending the institute to expand their skills.

"Once they graduate from high school they're going to need to work somewhere, one of the things we can do here is provide them with the training and the opportunity to enter into the job market immediately after high school or they can go and seek additional training."

The school offers a variety of classes, from cosmetology to small engine repair.

School officials encourage folks to stop by the institute. Funding for tuition is available to those who qualify.