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November 22, 2005
Press release from Albany Tech

Albany -- U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop introduced a bill in the Appropriations Subcommittee (State, Justice and Commerce) to fund math, science and engineering programs at several Georgia schools, including Albany Technical College.

U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss ushered the bill through the Senate. Albany Technical College received $100,000, which will be used to fund the start-up of an ABET-accredited electro-mechanical program at the certificate, diploma and associate degree levels.

“Graduates of this program can expect the cream-of-the-crop jobs within the manufacturing setting,” said Joe Dan Banker, vice president of instruction at Albany Tech. “They can expect to work in positions in operation, maintenance and some management.”

The electro-mechanical program combines skills sets from electrical engineering, industrial systems and electrical, applied manufacturing and electrical construction and maintenance. It educates students in the manufacturing environment.

The bill include funding for the following Georgia schools: 

  • $100,000 for Albany Technical College for a technology, math and engineering program
  • $150,000 for Muscogee County Schools for math and science programs
  • $250,000 for Albany State University for project “Jump Start,” a math and science education enhancement program
  • $150,000 for Andrew College for a rural math, science and engineering program 

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