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Lincoln Tech speaks at Dallas County Career Technical Center

Lincoln Tech visited the Dallas County Career Technical Center on Wednesday.

George Williams, Alabama’s state recruiter for Lincoln Tech spoke to the students about possibly attending the technical school after high school graduation. Lincoln Tech’s programs include Auto, diesel, heavy equipment and welding.

Williams said 14 students from the Dallas County Technical Center enrolled at Lincoln Tech last year. He said the door is open for more local students.  A 16 ACT score is required to attend Lincoln Tech.

“If you’re serious about attending Lincoln Tech, I will drive to your house and talk about financial aid,” Williams said. “I will send you the scholarship test. We have $15 million available in scholarship money. We’re the only school that will come to your house.”

Williams, who’s responsible for 241 high schools in the state for Lincoln Tech, discussed life after high school.

“All of you can’t go to the University of Alabama,” Williams said. “Some of you will go to Community College or Trade School. You don’t have to wear a shirt and tie to make a living. We get to work with our hands.”

Dallas County Career Technical Center Instructor Dale Moore said the school’s goal is to provide opportunities for the students.

“The students can learn a skill and discipline themselves,” Moore said. “Our local leaders have gotten involved.”