BlueCross Technology Academy established at Soddy Daisy High School

The Soddy Daisy program joins Red Bank High school as a community partner in technology education with BlueCross. (Image provided by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee).

The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation has provided $250,000 to fund the BlueCross Technology Academy at Soddy Daisy High School.

The program will launch for the 2019-2020 school year with an inaugural class of 30 students as part of the Hamilton County Department of Education’s Future Ready Institute initiative.

The Soddy Daisy program joins Red Bank High school as a community partner in technology education with BlueCross.

In addition to the $250,000, Hamilton County Schools spokesman Tim Hensley says the BlueCross technology team will collaborate with school instructors in tailoring the curriculum in the program to provide high school students with the skills necessary for success after graduation. BlueCross will also share business expertise and experience with the students in the program.

The BlueCross Technology Academy at Soddy Daisy High will combine engaging classroom learning with professional mentors from BlueCross to prepare graduates for technology careers. The BlueCross Technology Academy at Soddy Daisy will be open to all students in Hamilton County Schools.

“We started Future Ready Institutes so that our students would have every opportunity possible for future success and we knew community partnerships with companies like BlueCross would be an integral part of our success,” said Dr. Bryan Johnson, superintendent of Hamilton County Schools. “I encourage students at Soddy Daisy and Red Bank to take full advantage of this opportunity to learn more about the field you are interested in as a career from these professionals who live the work every day. The relationships and the expertise that you have available to you now through this partnership is an incredible opportunity.”

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