State Announces New Name for Grant Offering Free College Tuition

Atlanta, Ga. – A grant that enables certain technical education students in Georgia to receive free tuition now has a name that better reflects the grant’s goals. The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them. These...



Technical and Industrial Programs Continue to Provide Incredible Higher Ed Value

For many years there has been an assumption that in order to procure a substantial salary in the workforce you were required to hold a minimum of a baccalaureate degree. While that sentiment may hold true for some industries and professions, it simply is not the case for all professions. The Technical College System of Georgia institutions provides career training for many of the most in-demand fields that offer wages well above the national average for all professions. Thanks to the...



SRTC and the Technical College System of Georgia Make College More Accessible By Offering Free Tuition

Originally presented by the Governor’s Office in Fall 2013, the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant (SIWDG) has been continually expanded since its inception. The Governor’s Office, along with the Georgia Student Finance Commission and legislators have worked diligently to determine what programs are vital for Georgia’s strategic economic growth. So what does that mean for local students? Well, to start, qualified, eligible students (Georgia residents who qualify for...