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Wiregrass Tech recieves $400,000 grant

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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -  Four hundred thousand dollars in grant money will help a south georgia technical college prepare workers for high-skill and high-wage jobs.

Wiregrass Georgia Tech will use the work ready grants to further workforce development and advanced manufacturing.

The Work Ready Program identified those areas as two of the fastest growing industries in the state.

"The grants will help coordinate training for existing employees in those strategic industries and will help increase graduation rates for area high schools and also help promote classes in the high school that would help support strategic industries for bioscience or advanced manufacturing," said Wiregrass Tech Workforce Development Director Penelope Schmidt.

Through Work Ready, job seekers who want to improve their skills can get $200 from the Governor's Office of Workforce Development. Click here to find out how.

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