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Albany Tech Driver’s Ed Program Announces Winners of $2500 Grant from State Farm


April 29, 2013- ALBANY, GA-- Albany Technical College's Driver's Education program received a $2,500 grant from State Farm in February to fund scholarships for Driver's Ed students. A press conference to announce winners will be held in front of Albany Tech's Manufacturing Technology Center (inside, if inclement weather) on Monday, April 29, 2013, at 4:45pm.

"Celebrate My Drive" was the name of the essay contest where students submitted an essay on "Why (texting, drinking, horse playing, etc.) and driving is not safe." The essay was to focus on one of these topics and be 150 words or more in length.

For more than a decade, State Farm has teamed with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to focus on how they can change behavior to improve teen driver safety. Using this expertise as a guide, State Farm debuted this new approach to keeping teens safe on the road. As a result, "Celebrate My Drive" was launched in September of 2012 to rally communities to celebrate new drivers as they explore the road ahead. By celebrating the drive with teens and their parents and helping to fund programs such as Albany Tech's Driver's Education program, State Farm is working to prevent teen crashes, reduce injuries, and save lives.

Currently, the Driver's Education course at Albany Tech is designed to meet the State of Georgia's Joshua Law requirement. The classes consist of 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours of supervised training. Cost for students is $250. Albany Tech also offers a one-on-one six-hour Driver's Education for the adult beginner at a cost of $275 per person.

For more information on the Driver's Education course at Albany Tech or the "Celebrate My Drive" essay contest, visit the Center for Business Solutions website at or call 229.430.3563.

See more ongoing efforts with Celebrate My Drive

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