Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -
Much of the presidential campaign has focused on jobs, but while many university grads are having trouble landing positions in their field of study, graduates from many Georgia technical colleges are not.
Bucking that trend, Southwest Georgia Technical College recently boasted a 100% graduate total placement rate for fiscal year 2011.
Automotive Technology, Medical Assisting, Respiratory Care. These are just three of the many fields of study where thousands of jobs are waiting to be filled.
"All the majors that we have, there are jobs in the community or the surrounding communities, that's why we have them. So skilled labor as well as those allied health areas are always in need," said SWGTC Career Placement Coordinator Jeanine Long.
"I wasn't terribly surprised because we have a record of good placement. Hinging on the fact that we prepare students for the area workplace," said Long.
Instructor Stephanie Pierce earned her Surgical Technology degree from the school and is now paying it forward.
"It's enabled me to have hands on experience and they have taught us to apply that experience in our careers and pass it on to new employees as well as students that come through."
"They have worked in the workplace so they know what the graduates need to know when they graduate. And the fact they have such good connections in the community and so our students are then going through internships or clinicals," said Long.
And many of the students don't need to wait until they graduate before they can lock up a job.
"While the students are doing their clinical rotations we like to tell them these two semesters that you're in clinicals, these are a two semester interview. Some of the students they want to hire right away," said Pierce.
The college also attained a 97% in-field job placement rate, which is the second highest of all the technical colleges in the state.