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ATC turning out more grads

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany Technical Colleges is turning out more graduates. 550 people will get their GED, technical certificate, diploma or Associate Degrees Friday night.

During this economic hardship, more people are choosing to go back to school so they can obtain the skills necessary to get a good job. Enrollment at Albany Tech is up 11% this year. Plus, more students are getting associate degrees, which means they can continue their education at a four year institution.

Kathryn McPhail said, "We're seeing more graduates each quarter at Albany Technical College which is good for our graduates and good for the local economy because that means we're putting out more graduates who are workforce ready to our local businesses."

Commencement is at 7 PM Friday in the HYPER auditorium at Albany State University.  

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