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RC3 Set to Open in Hoover (ABC 33/40)

HOOVER, Ala. -- Starting in the next few days, Hoover City Schools will begin enrollment for five new programs aimed at making students both college and career ready.

The goal of the new Riverchase Career Connection, RC3, is to prepare students for quality jobs, right out of high school.

Beginning this Fall, the center will offer programs for Culinary Arts, Cyber Innovation, Fire & Emergency Services, Health Science and Skill Trades.

“My generation believed a college degree was an automatic passport to prosperity and it’s just not true anymore,” said the center’s director, Dr. Ron Dodson. “Only one in three jobs right now that are open across the U.S. require a college degree. And over 40 percent of our college graduates are graduating and taking jobs that don't require a college degree.”

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