Albany Technical College Blog

Downtown Albany GA 1959: Source- www.docolib.org

In 1961, several Southwest Georgia visionaries decided that the best way to create economic prosperity and attract industry to the region was to create a technically-educated workforce.  Two of those visionaries were George Kirkland and E. B. White.  George Kirkland realized that in order to sell residential and commercial real estate in the area, new industry needed to be enticed to move to Dougherty County.  E. B. White understood that in order for all members of our community to obtain gainful employment, Blacks and Whites must have equal access to economic utility through education.  Thus, the birth of Monroe Area Vocational School and Albany Area Vocational School.