Maliyah Ramsey is a high school junior in Akron, Ohio, studying automotive technology at East Community Learning Center. Akron Public Schools is creating specific career-minded academies at each of its high schools, and it’s received a boost from Bridgestone Americas Inc. The tire maker sponsors the Bridgestone Academy of Applied Engineering and Technology, which includes an automotive curriculum, as well as electrical engineering, interactive media and welding classes.
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