Center of Innovation opens this fall

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High school students interested in careers in healthcare and the culinary arts will have expanded opportunities to explore these fields with the opening of the Center of Innovation (COI) within the Fayette County public school system.

The center will open in the former Fayetteville Intermediate School building, just behind Fayette County High School in the heart of Fayetteville.

The COI brings equity in course offerings to students throughout the county. Students attending high schools that do not offer the culinary or healthcare courses they need, will now have access to them through the center.

The school system is also partnering with Southern Crescent Technical College to offer students at the COI the possibility of earning college credits toward a healthcare or culinary degree while earning high school credits at the same time.