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Georgia Driver’s Education Commission Awards Grant to Albany Technical College

November 4, 2015 - Albany, Georgia – Albany Technical College is pleased to announce it has been awarded a grant in the amount of $22,390 from the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission.

The grant, which runs from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, will help finance driver’s education locally by providing classes with 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours of behind-the-wheel experience with a trained instructor.

“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers and we are committed to providing students with the education and experience needed to avoid tragedy,” said GDEC Chairman, Harris Blackwood. “This grant will help Albany Technical College equip young drivers in the community to be safer when they get behind the wheel.”

The grant will provide free Driver’s Education and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Currently, Albany Tech has been allotted funds to accommodate 296 persons. Without the grant funds provided by the state of Georgia, the cost for Driver’s Education at Albany Tech costs $250.

“This grant will allow Albany Technical College to offer Driver’s Education that meets Joshua’s Law guidelines to young people between the ages of 15 and 18 who are seeking to become first-time drivers in the state of Georgia,” said Matt Trice, Vice President of the Center for Business Solutions at Albany Technical College. “In addition to the free tuition for the course, many insurance providers offer significant discounts in premiums for teens who have successfully completed approved Driver Education courses.”

For more information about the driver’s education program at Albany Technical College, contact the Center for Business Solutions at Albany Technical College at 229.430.3563 or at cbs@albanytech.edu.

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PHOTO: Pictured (left to right): Matt Trice, Vice President of the Center for Business Solutions at Albany Technical College; Niki Knox Vanderslice, Executive Director for Business Development and External Affairs, Technical College System of Georgia; Dr. Anthony O. Parker, President of Albany Technical College; Harris Blackwood, Director, Georgia Office of Highway Safety; and Josh Turner, Director, Georgia Driver’s Education Commission.

ATC Hosts Women in Higher Education Leadership Conference on November 3rd and 4th

November 2, 2015 - Albany, GA - Albany Technical College, in partnership with the Georgia Association for Women in Higher Education (GAWHE) and the American Council on Education (ACE) Women's Network, will host a Women in Higher Education (WIHE) Leadership Conference all day on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 3 and 4, 2015, in the Kirkland Conference Center on the Albany Tech campus. PHOTOS | ALBANY HERALDWALB | WFXL

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October 27, 2015 - Albany, GA - On Wednesday, October 28th, Albany Technical College will be the kickoff host for EMBARK ALBANY, a collaborative program part of EMBARK GEORGIA, a statewide network serving post- secondary professionals and institutions to ensure connectivity, share best practices, and provide information exchange among youth. WFXL

ATC sponsors 17th Annual Fall Career Fair

October 21, 2015 - Albany, GA - Almost 50 southwest Georgia employers will participate in the Seventeenth Annual Fall Career Fair at Albany Technical College on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at the Kirkland Conference Center from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PHOTOS

Albany Tech Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for South Slappey Boulevard Pedestrian Bridge on Wednesday

October 20, 2015 - Albany, GA - Albany Technical College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to begin construction on the South Slappey Boulevard Pedestrian Bridge on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at 3pm at the walkway to the front of the George M. Kirkland Building off South Slappey Boulevard. PHOTOS | VIDEO

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October 16, 2015 - Albany, GA - The Albany Tech Foundation, Inc. will hold its annual golf tournament on Monday, October 19, 2015, beginning at 11am at River Pointe Golf Club. PHOTOS