Friday, February 18, 2022
Albany, Georgia – Albany Technical College celebrates Engineering Week starting Monday, February 21 through February 25. Albany area high schools and middle schools will be participating on campus and virtually with hands-on demonstrations, classroom rotations of up to 5 different workstations, lunch, and a campus tour.
The week-long event will bring at least 80 students from Dougherty High School, Monroe High School, Westover High School, Terrell High School to the Albany Campus for a fun day of learning activities. Merry Acres Middle School will join virtually for an education session during the week.
“Engineering Week is a unique opportunity for area students to participate in activities here at the college involving technology, science and math. Students will be able to see real-world applications that rely on these disciplines for current and future technological jobs,” stated Lisa Harrell, Dean of Academic Affairs at Albany Technical College.
A special check presentation will take place in Albany Technical College’s Sustainable Renewable and Alternative Energy lab in the Carlton Construction Academy, Monday at 1:30 pm. NextEra Energy Incorporated will present a check to the college for $5,000. These funds will be used to support students enrolled in the Sustainable Renewable and Alternative Energy program by assisting with textbooks, supplies, and equipment needed to complete program requirements and gain employment within the Clean Energy field. In addition, the funds are projected to enhance program attractiveness and support student retention efforts.
Support from the area industry is vital to fulfilling our mission here at the college. The created partnerships help to grow the economy and fulfill employer needs. We are very grateful for the donation from NextEra Energy in support of our Alternative and Sustainable Renewable Energy program,” said Dr. Anthony Parker, President of Albany Technical College.
The week will be rounded off Friday at 10 am with a special unveiling day. Officials will introduce the Manufacturing Innovation Center on campus, and the launch of Mobile STEM Lab, a new and innovative teaching lab, will be available for tour.
For more information:
Carlton Construction Academy
Albany Technical College
1704 South Slappey Blvd Albany, GA 31701
- Lisa Harrell
Dean of Academic Affairs