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REACH project underway at technical college

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is using a more than $3 million  grant to recruit train and get students jobs in health care.

They say it's the largest grant ever awarded to a Georgia technical college.

It allowed them to start the Regional Education and Careers in Healthcare or REACH project.

They hired new staff, purchased high tech equipment for the allied health program, and are offering financial and academic support.

The project director says academic success means good paying jobs in high demand health care fields.

"The baby boomer population is aging and so they're going to need to be highly trained well qualified individuals to provide those healthcare services," said Judy Hesters, the REACH project director.

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