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Image courtesy New Hanover County Schools.
Image courtesy New Hanover County Schools.

New Hanover County school district officials will host an information session this week for a new school aimed at giving students a leg up on workforce placement.

Interested students and parents can attend The Career Readiness Academy at Mosley Performance Learning Center’s public meeting, set for will be holding an info to 7 p.m. April 29 at the school, 3702 Princess Place Drive.

The district announced in January that Mosley Performance Learning Center implement its Career Readiness Academy at the start of the 2015-16 school year.

Established in 2008, Mosley is an alternative tract for those students who do not succeed in the traditional high school setting.

The career academy model, approved earlier this year by the board of education, is designed to increase student achievement and graduation rates, provide relevant job skills and credentials to students and increase sustainable partnerships with the local business community, according to local education officials.

“The vision of the new academy is for students to graduate with a high school diploma and industry recognized credentials,” Mosley principal Adrian Pearson said. “We are excited to see the positive impact the academy will make on students.”

The Career Readiness Academy will differ from Mosley’s current approach in that Career Technical Education (CTE) will be integrated throughout core content areas. The focus on increased community partnerships will give students more hands-on experiences, including job shadowing and internships.

The school will continue to serve its current population and has begun recruiting students throughout New Hanover County who demonstrate a desire to attain CTE credentials and career readiness skills. With the exception of current seniors, existing Mosley students will be eligible to earn those certifications.

Mosley will offer credentials in the following: Microsoft Office Specialist Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access; Financial Literacy Certificate; and Work Readiness Certificate.

For more information about the upcoming informational session, contact Shelley Kinder, (910) 251-6161 ext. 121.

Hilary Snow is a reporter at Port City Daily. Reach her at (910) 772-6341 or