Officials exploring career center options

By Greg Oliver
Courtesy The Journal

LIBERTY — Pickens County School Board chairman Brian Swords said at a recent meeting that the time has come for the district to consider adding second career and technology center.

While the comment was made in jest, Swords was serious when he said the popularity of the facility has resulted in more students than available space.

“Our career center is at capacity, and there’s more students who need to be served,” he said.

Not only is the career center at capacity with around 1,300 students from all four high schools in the district, Swords said approximately 400 more students are waiting to get in.

“We have several options,” Swords said. “One is to look at our high schools and possibly explore the idea of a comprehensive high

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