Local schools have developed partnerships with industries to expose students to the workplace. John Deere Commercial Products has “adopted” the agricultural programs at Evans, Greenbrier and Harlem high schools by giving students real-world experience. R.W. Allen & Associates, which is building Grovetown High School on

Chamblin Road

, recently adopted the construction programs at Evans and Harlem. Richmond County schools also have established alliances with businesses. A state Department of Education grant has allowed Richmond County schools to set up a youth apprenticeship program.

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