Baldwin County’s continued growth is bringing greater opportunities to our future graduates. It’s also putting greater demands on our workforce. Baldwin County Public Schools, the fastest-growing system in the state, has partnered with local government and industry to create a new solution.
This isn’t yesterday’s shop class. This is Baldwin Preparatory Academy, a full-time, magnet school-like institution of higher learning. It’s the first of its kind in the region.
To us, preparatory means not just college, but preparing our students for the path of their choosing. Programs of study include health sciences, automotive technology, cyber security, culinary arts, engineering, cosmetology, construction, welding, graphic design, HVAC, teaching, aviation and logistics.
At Baldwin Prep, academics and real-life, on-the-job experience are integrated in a state-of-the-art building designed for academic and industry-specific immersion.
Students take a high level of responsibility at Baldwin Prep. They clock in and out. They wear industry-specific uniforms. They learn time-management skills and professionalism that build a promising future for our graduates and our economy.
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Every year, more than 800 Baldwin County seniors go directly into the workforce. Baldwin Preparatory Academy is being built to shape that into opportunities for our students & employers. And it’s already working. Novelis cited this project as one of the motivators behind their recently announced $2.5 billion investment here.
Education and industry are integrated at Baldwin Prep, with industry partners involved every step of the way—from curriculum planning to the design of industry-specific environments for education and training. As an industry partner, you can build success with us on a big scale—and on a very important personal scale. With your help, we’re not just building a better workforce. We’re providing each of those individuals with a new level of education, inspiration and aspiration.
You can help build the success of Baldwin Prep in a number of ways, from on-site speaking engagements and curriculum development to financial sponsorship. Join us in opening new pathways to success.