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Albany Tech hosts high school guidance councilors

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The guidance councilors learned about programs that are available to their students. The guidance councilors learned about programs that are available to their students.
Two of the councilors hear about the First Responder program at Albany Tech. Two of the councilors hear about the First Responder program at Albany Tech.

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - High school guidance counselors are learning how technical colleges can help the students they work with.

More than 40 counselors from seven counties learned about programs Albany Technical College offers today.

They heard how students can take courses at the college while they're still in high school.

Today's sessions answered many questions counselors get from students worried about their future during a down economy.

Vickie Lewis, a Guidance Councilor at Monroe High School said, "they feel comfortable to come and ask us 'what are some options', because a lot of my kids they're the first person in their family to graduate high school."

Getting a head start for today's high schoolers will only help them in the years ahead.

Lisa de Jesus, the Dean of Admissions at Albany Technical College said, "the earlier that the high school students get some of their college credits and college education, the earlier that they graduate from college, the sooner that they'll be able to enter the work force."

Albany Tech has about 4600 students in more than a dozen different programs.


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