The EC3 Experience

The EC3 Experience

The Empower Center provides opportunities for businesses and students to work together so everyone can achieve success. Students will work collaboratively with businesses on projects, enrich our community through service projects and learn practical, hands-on skills for their future.

Empower Center is a team. Each student has a college and career coach, community support and a peer mentor, helping them to refine technical skills, earning industry-standard certificates.

All of the skills offered at the Empowered Center are:

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • Architecture & Construction
  • Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
  • Business Management, Administration & Entrepreneurship
  • Education & Training
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Government & Public Administration
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

All students develop important social skills valued in all professions and industries, including:

  • Appearance and professional image
  • Attendance and punctuality
  • Attitude and respect
  • Discipline and character
  • Oral and written business communication skills
  • Organization and responsibility
  • Productivity and academic performance
  • Self-management and time management
  • Social media ethics
  • Teamwork and work habits

Students can take college courses through the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia while still in high school through the state’s Move on when Ready dual-enrollment program. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree while still in high school, for free.