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By Robin Jedlicka - bio | email

January 26, 2009

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

While many schools are facing budget cuts, Valdosta Technical College received some good news from the governor today.

The school is getting a $400,000 grant to continue its Work Ready Program.  Work Ready programs improve the work force skills of students, helping them become eligible for better jobs.

Penelope Schmidt, Director of Career Services, explains, "From there we want to be able to expand on that, and provide some technical certificates at Moultrie and Valdosta Tech.  Part of the program is also assessing high school seniors and others in the community to determine what their skill levels are--and then be able to offer some training to them where help is needed."

The Work Ready program will be offered free of charge to all who enroll.  It is hoped that the program will ultimately promote economic development.

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