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SWGTC awarded million-dollar Allied Health grant

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By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) –Thomasville's Southwest Georgia Technical College is getting a big boost for its Allied Health Program.

The Department of Labor recently awarded the college and two other technical colleges in Georgia grants totaling 3.4-million dollars.

School officials say the money will add jobs and increase student services.

Dr. Annie McElroy, the Vice-President of Academic Affairs, said, "What I like about it especially is that it has student support funds for those students that need help with transportation, child care, books, uniforms, and those kinds of things. And we'll have a special allotment to help our student with that."

Southwest Georgia Tech plans to add two new employees with the money.

Officials say the grant is expected to last for three years.

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