Stratford High School is to be applauded for starting an Information Technology Academy. The academy is funded by a National Science Foundation grant and supported by a partnership of local businesses, colleges, universities and community-based organizations.
The school will offer a four-year technology program that will prepare students for college or for entering the work force after high school. Among the subjects to be taught are Web design, network operating systems and CISCO (networking, hardware and cabling technology).
This is precisely the kind of program that will move Tennessee away from factory-based manufacturing jobs and into higher-paying technology jobs.