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      Tift Co. Schools to receive Innovation Fund grant

      Governor Nathan Deal announced the second round of Innovation Fund grants created through the 'Race To The Top' plan.

      One of the grant winners is the Tift County Mechatronics Partnership. According to the Governor TMs Office, Tift County Schools, in partnership with Moultrie Technical College, ConAgra Foods, Heatcraft Manufacturing and others, will develop a career pathway focused on Mechatronics, an interdisciplinary field of study involving control systems, electronic systems, computers and mechanical systems, that will equip students to work in a variety of industrial, manufacturing and health sciences settings.

      The state received dozens of grant applications and awarded 11 grants.

      For more information on the Innovation Fund click here