ALBANY, GEORGIA – Careers in transportation will be discussed at an event on the campus of Albany Technical College, Thursday, September 26, 2019, from 9 am – 11 am in Freedom Hall, Automotive Technology (Room 117). This 2-hour experience will be a valuable resource for high school students through a series of structured and informative presentations with hands-on opportunities. The arrangement will include six demonstration areas from Automotive, Auto Collision, Commercial Truck Driving and Diesel Equipment Technology. Over 100 students from high schools in the area will be attending the event.
In May 2018 a new initiative, Albany Transportation Academy, was an innovative workforce development program created at Albany Tech. The Albany Transportation Academy is designed to create a pool of trained, qualified employees to support the transportation industry and those industries that rely on efficient and cost-effective systems to move goods and services in our region.
In January 2019, the Diesel Equipment Technology program, held a “refresh” event to showcase the program to employers and the community. Albany Technical College is preparing for a shortage of trained diesel technicians in the Southwest Georgia area through concise efforts to thwart the issue. The emphasis on recruitment, retention, and graduation will continue through faculty and staff.
August 2019, Albany Technical College expanded the Transportation Academy to include the areas of Automotive and Automotive Collision Repair. This expansion incorporated the areas of Commercial Truck Driving, Diesel Equipment Technology, Automotive Technology and Auto Collision Repair Technology. The alignment within Albany Tech consolidated all the areas of transportation that are currently in demand in the workforce and better communicate the needs of the community, all contained in one subdivision of the college.
Albany Tech has also created strategies that will encourage easy access for new student by providing low cost of tuition and books (Hope Grant Eligible and part of the Governors Initiative), a high placement rate, new industry-driven instructional equipment, timely completion of the program (12-18 months), high career demand and flexible scheduling (day and evening classes).
For eligible Georgia residents, the HOPE grant and HOPE Career grant would pay most if not all of the tuition for Albany Transportation Academy programs. The entire list of requirements can be found on the Albany Tech website at albanytech.edu, and also are available through the Admissions Department.
About Albany Technical College
A public postsecondary institution of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), Albany Technical College provides technical education and training support for the evolving workforce needs of Southwest Georgia through traditional and online classroom settings. Albany Tech is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS/COC). For more information about Albany Tech, go to www.albanytech.edu or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AlbanyTech or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AlbanyTech. You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel by visiting www.youtube.com/albanytech1 .