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Albany groups hear from Bishop on educational funding

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.  lead a roundtable in Atlanta Friday that was teleconferenced to Albany Technical College and Central Georgia Technical College.

The purpose of the meeting is to inform participants what the schools have or are accomplishing with the current Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant funds. TAACCCT grants are competitive grants to institutions of higher education to support the development, offering, and improvement of career training programs that can be completed in two years or less.

Bishop's meeting involves the administration of Albany Technical College in Albany, Phoebe Putney Health Systems; the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission, and several other agencies.

The Trade Adjustment Assistance grants raise the number of adults, especially veterans, who enter post-secondary education and earn degrees, certifications, and diplomas that better prepare them for high-wage, high-demand employment fields.

Here are some of the leaders who will participate in the conference with Congressman Bishop:

Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, Thomas Perez
Dr. Anthony Parker; President, Albany Technical College
Dr. Shirley Armstrong; Vice President for Academic Affairs, Albany Technical College
Dr. Ivan Allen; President, Central Georgia Technical College
Mr. Jeff Scruggs; Executive Vice President, Central Georgia Technical College
Mr. Alexander Powers; Warrior to Work Director, Wounded Warrior Project
Mr. Justin Strickland; President, Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission
Mr. Joel Wernick; President/CEO, Phoebe Putney Health System
Mr. Henry Kelly; Project Executive, Georgia Power Company
Mr. Jamie Jordan; External Relations Director, GA Dept. of Economic Development Workforce
Ms. Kristin Laarhoven; Director of Programs, GA Dept. of Economic Development Workforce


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