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Valdosta Tech receives grant for online training

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - A technical college is south Georgia received a grant on Friday to improve their online course system.

A $25,000 check was presented by AT&T to Valdosta Technical College Foundation. The grant will be used to increase online classes and train instructors who teach them.

Representative Amy Carter says busy students will have more online choices and also be able to take courses on their own time.

"The average age of a technical college student is 27 years old," said Representative Amy Carter. "Many of the students have started a family so it's difficult to have a full-time job, raise children, and also go to school."

The school says more students are choosing online classes rather than coming to campus because of convenience and flexibility.

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