Governor Kay Ivey Visited Fort Payne City Schools for the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new BEAT Center. The BEAT Center will be a STEM-focused vocational building to provide students with career specific training in three pathways: construction, electric vehicles, and aviation (drone technology). The Building, Electric, and Aviation Technology (BEAT) Center will consist of one classroom setting with three simulated workplace bays to house the Building/Construction, Electric Automotive, and Aviation Technology programs. Innovative simulated curriculum programs will be used in each vocational career pathway ensuring that students graduating from each program will be credentialed and capable of being employed in their chosen field.
Governor Kay Ivey understands that the demand for a skilled workforce among Alabama industries continues to grow and our responsibility for providing students with quality academic, career, and leadership development is more important than ever. Governor Ivey is committed to education, and she demonstrated this by providing one million dollars through the ARC SAAW Grant for the BEAT Center.