ALBANY, Ga. — Georgia Power on Thursday awarded the Albany Tech Foundation a $5,000 grant from its Foundation.
The Georgia Power grant will assist students enrolled in one of the Engineering Technology (ET) programs offered at Albany Tech. Currently, there are three ET programs offered including Electromechanical Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, and Telecommunications Engineering Technology.
All three lead to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. With employment in STEM-related fields on the rise and the need for ET professionals, Albany Tech plans to meet the demand by providing highly-skilled technicians and trained students, who will be prepared to enter the global workforce.
“This grant will be a vital component in helping us continue to improve educational opportunities for all of the citizens in our service delivery area and strive for student success,” said Anthony Parker, president of Albany Tech.
Through the Georgia Power grant, Albany Tech will be able to provide scholarships/book stipends for students enrolled in one of the three ET programs. Providing students with the additional funding to purchase books will allow them the opportunity to complete all six of the courses required to obtain their AAS degree in any of the three ET programs.
Courses include Circuit Analysis I and II, Electronics Circuits I, Introduction to Engineering Technology, Statics, and Strength of Materials.