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      Tuscaloosa city schools team with Mercedes-Benz

      Seniors in Tuscaloosa City Schools will have an opportunity to take on some high-tech career paths beginning Thursday.

      The school system is teaming up with Mercedes to form a Workforce Development Academy.

      The program will prepare participating high school seniors for a two year Apprenticeship with Mercedes and Shelton State Community College after they graduate.

      Right now, the students will focus on how to apply mathematical skills to robotics and making cars and make field trips to the Mercedes plants.

      "Every other Saturday will prepare them for possible work with Mercedes," said Guidance Counselor Tammy Simmons.

      School and Mercedes officials will sign a letter of understanding at an official announcement 'Thursday evening at 6:30 pm at Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools.

      Parents of students who are interested are encouraged to attend.

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