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REP. HUDSON SEES HOW CARSON HIGH SCHOOL TRIES TO GET STUDENTS PREPARED FOR WORKFORCE

As the nation continues its job recovery efforts, U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson hopes better collaboration between high schools and colleges will lead to more jobs.And he liked what he saw in one local high school Friday.Hudson, a Republican representing the 8th District, toured classrooms at Carson High School after the congressman said he wanted to see some of the school's innovative programs and technical training classes.Hudson, who said he hopes to visit about one school a month, is on the House Education and Workforce Committee.School officials led the congressman through several classes, including masonry, wood working, business and marketing and the highly regarded drama class.During the tour, school officials told Hudson of the programs Carson and other local schools have implemented — or plan to start — in an effort to grow certifications or classes with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College."Rowan County is probably ahead of the game when it comes to working with community colleges and making sure students have the pathways (to careers),"Hudson said Friday.

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