Friday, May 24 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:30:13 GMT
Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. In 2013, Georgia lost 26 armed services members who gave their lives for us and their names were read in the State Capitol as part of our observance of Memorial Day.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
September 17, 2007
Thomasville-- For 17-year-old Joshua Bussey, the automotive technology program at the technical school provides experiences he might not get in high school. "It gives me the opportunity to go ahead and get started so I can get hands on experience so once I graduate I can already get set up with a good job," says Bussey. Fellow freshman Justin Fielding adds, "You get to learn a lot more stuff that you normally wouldn't get to learn at high school."
Vice President of Student Affairs Joyce Halstead says their dual enrollment programs allow students a unique tool to transition. "They love the hands on experience and they can see that the things that they are learning, the things that they are doing is relevant. And really its making academics relative to the world of work," Halstead says.
"It gets you into what you're about to do, whatever your plans are. If you're planning on going to college it totally prepares you," explains high school senior Victoria Herold. So if full-time college is the next step for them, "I know what to expect, I know what the teachers are expecting of me so I'm not going to be very much surprised," Herold says.
Or if they plan to jump right into the work force, they'll be prepared. "I'm figuring on going into the air force and plan on being an aerospace engineer so I figure maybe it can help me with these engines, so I can already know something about engines so it won't be a brand new situation," says Bussey.
As for the "buddies" who experienced college life for the first time today, "We're very hopeful that they're going to get excited and get on board and want to be enrolled as a dual student," Halstead explains. So even with a foot planted in two different worlds, they'll have a firm foundation for what's to come.
Southwest Georgia tech also offers dual enrollment classes on high school campuses at Thomas County Central, Cairo, and Mitchell county high schools.