Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette CTE certified students from GCHS attend a special breakfast hosted by the Grayson County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday morning.

Amy Lindsey | GC News-Gazette

CTE certified students from GCHS attend a special breakfast hosted by the Grayson County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday morning.

The Grayson County Chamber of Commerce held a special breakfast Wednesday morning for Grayson County High School students who have received industry certifications this year.

The meal was catered by K's Cafe, and speakers for the event included CTE Director Matt Hayes, Joel Bernard and Trish Niles from Mid-Park, and Grayson County Schools Superintendent Doug Robinson.

They spoke to students about the importance of soft skills, the large number of unfilled jobs, and the profile of a graduate.

According to Grayson County Schools, 94.48 percent of students involved in preparatory programs at the high school go to post-secondary schools, the workforce, or the military.

This year, the schools saw 169 preparatory and completion students, and 178 industry certifications were passed.

The schools worked with 44 industry partners and had 42 students in co-ops and internships over the past year. The Grayson County Technology Center currently offers five CTE specific Dual Credit Courses.