The State Council of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) has approved grants totaling $ 9 million in bond funds to establish new academic and professional academies in Mitchell, Candler and Lumpkin counties. TCSG Commissioner Greg Dozier will award three grant fund partnerships to establish the new college and professional academies with a cumulative amount of $ 9 million ($ 3 million each) and a cumulative amount of 300,000. $ ($ 100,000 each).
âOne of the top priorities of my administration is to provide more Georgians with a quality education that prepares them for the workforce of the 21st century,â said Governor Brian Kemp. âThese new college and professional academies will connect students with industry professionals, prepare them for careers in high demand, and develop skilled talent that businesses can count on to compete. I look forward to seeing the opportunities this program will create to help us remain the number one state for business. “
Three of Georgia’s technical colleges will partner with local education systems to establish the academies. Southern Regional Technical College will partner with Mitchell County Schools to establish SOWEGA College and Career Academy, Southeastern Technical College will partner with Candler County Schools to establish Metter College and Career Academy, and Lanier Technical College will partner with Lumpkin County Schools to establish the Lumpkin County College and Career Academy.
“The addition of these three college and vocational academies in Georgia means that we are providing more students with learning opportunities that are directly related to the needs of the workforce,” said TCSG Commissioner Greg Dozier. âMore high school students will benefit from an education that connects the classroom to a career through valuable partnerships with local industry. “
The addition of these three will bring the number of college and vocational academies in Georgia to 55. More than 40,000 students are already enrolled in college and vocational academies statewide.
To learn more about Georgia’s College and Career Academies, visit www.tcsg.edu/gcca
About the Georgia Technical College System
The 22 colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) are Georgia’s premier resource for skilled workers. TCSG offers world-class training in over 600 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs to students trained on state-of-the-art equipment by instructors who are experts in their field. The system also houses the Georgia Bureau of Adult Education, which promotes and delivers literacy and adult education programs, including the GEDÂ® testing program, statewide. In addition, TCSG partners with companies through Quick Start, the country’s best personalized workforce training program, and through its individual colleges, which work with local industry to provide workforce solutions. work and training. For more information visit TCSG.edu