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By Sarah Baldwin - bio | email

July 15, 2008

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -  Southwest Georgia Technical College officials say enrollment for their spring quarter was up 5% from last year and they expect similar numbers for their summer quarter. 

They credit their dual enrollment program for high school students giving technical Certificates in the workplace for giving more people opportunities to take college classes.  Dr. Glenn Deibert, President of SWGTC said, "If you look at the adds in the newspaper these days, you'll see that most of the training, or most of the jobs that are available, are some sort of technical training, and we're the entity that will do that. So we provide the skills that are needed on the job today."

Southwest Georgia Tech officials say another contributing factor to their increased numbers is that the technical system in Georgia is very affordable.

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