Congressman Austin Scott Visits SRTC

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President Wentworth and Congressman Austin Scott

THOMASVILLE, GA. -- United States Congressman Austin Scott visited some cities in Southwest Georgia today.

He visited the newly renovated Southern Regional Technical College’s (SRTC) Elsie P Hand Building which is home to the Allied Health Department. He toured the renovated Medical Assisting laboratory which was expanded to create a more realistic workspace simulation for students.

He also saw the surgical technology laboratory space which houses state-of-the-art equipment with 2 endoscopy rooms, the expanded radiologic technology classroom and the renovated clinical lab space.

SRTC plays a role in Governor Nathan Deal's High Demand Career Initiative. The Initiative allow those state partners involved in training Georgia’s future workforce, primarily the University System of Georgia (USG) and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) to hear directly from the private sector about the needs they have from a workforce perspective.

"It's one of those areas where the demand is there for the students that are coming out of these schools and so we want to make sure that we've got the capacity in schools to train them and provide the education that they need,” said Austin Scott, United States Congressman for the 8th District.

Congressman Scott also visited Valdosta to talk about Moody Air Force Base with some of the leadership of that community. He also met with some of the students and teachers at Thomasville Middle School.

He also met with a local pharmacist to talk about what’s happening with wholesale drug prices increasing.

“Trying to find a way to help at least create some transparency in that system so the patients see what’s happening with drug prices,” said Congressman Scott.

His last stop on Wednesday was the Home Depot in Moultrie where there was a community event called “Catch up with your Congressman.” The Congressman said at the event they planned to talk about Global issues like the Iran deal and also talk about the national debt which he said is one of his biggest concerns as a parent.

He said they would answer questions about issues on people’s minds.

“It’s important for us to be out there and listen to what people have to say so that we’re making sure our focus is on the issues that are important to them and the people that we represent,” Congressman said.

Story courtesy of WFXL