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STC offers career training for GED students

POSTED: August 8, 2013 7:20 p.m.

Savannah Technical College is offering 30 GED-prep students the opportunity to begin training in welding or industrial systems at the Savannah campus, while studying for the GED this fall.


STC was selected as one of a few technical colleges in Georgia to offer this program through Accelerating Opportunity. This initiative provides students, returning to school to obtain their GED at select technical colleges, the opportunity to earn post-secondary credentials in high-demand occupations.


To accommodate this class of 15 welding students, the college is expanding its capacity by adding 16 new welding booths, 15 for the AO students plus an overflow booth for training. Students in the Industrial Systems program will learn skills to work as an electrical maintenance engineer. Careers in welding and industrial systems generally start at $12 per hour with benefits or $15 per hour without benefits.


STC teaches adult education classes in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. For more information about GED classes at Savannah Tech or the Accelerating Opportunity program, contact STC’s Dean of Adult Education Brent Stubbs at bstubbs@savannahtech.edu or (912) 443-5352.

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