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Clergy members trained as guidance counselors

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - South Georgia's clergy members went back to school, so they can offer guidance to their congregations when it comes to getting a skill.

Tuesday's workshop and luncheon at Albany Technical College is the fourth annual event held for clergy members throughout Albany. The purpose is to arm clergy members about the educational choices at Albany Tech and provide financial aid options and employment opportunities to their congregations. Pastor like Rev. Chuck Mathis said the training previously helped a neighbor who lost a manufacturing job in Lee County to go back to school.

"They knew that I had been to Albany Tech, and I talked to them, told them some of my experience and everything, got back in school and right now she's a medical assistant and it's all credited that she came back here to Albany Tech," said Rev. Chuck Mathis, First Mount Moriah Baptist Church.

A second luncheon will be held February 24th from 11:00 to 1:30 at Albany technical College's Randolph County Learning Center in Cuthbert.