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July 20, 2007

Albany - - Congressman Sanford Bishop is trying to secure money to help fund bio-technology programs at Albany's colleges and universities. 

Thursday night, the House of Representatives approved a bill that would send $825,000 to our area. If it also passes the Senate, $250,000 would go to bio-medical and bio-technology programs at Darton, Albany State, and Albany Tech.

The programs train students for careers in repairing and maintaining electronic hospital equipment. Instructors say in South Georgia, there's high demand for qualified employees to fill those jobs.  

"It's one of those things that you can get here, you can stay here and do very well or you can use it as stepping stones to wherever you want to go. It's a really good program," says Joe Banker of Albany Tech.

He Banker says the money would help upgrade their software and provide additional training for faculty.

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