Pictured (Left to Right): Zachary Taylor, SRTC President Dr. Craig Wentworth, Don Hutchinson, and SRTC VP of Advancement Amy Maison
The Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) Foundation recently received a generous donation from Georgia Power. Georgia Power proudly supports educational initiatives throughout the state by offering educational grants, plant tours, educational resources, and financial support to local schools and colleges. Recently, Georgia Power’s Zachary Taylor and Don Hutchinson, presented SRTC President Dr. Craig Wentworth with a donation to the College’s Foundation.
“For many years, Georgia Power has provided support for educational initiatives throughout the state of Georgia. Through these initiatives, we emphasize the importance of STEM education for our state's students. Georgia Power's commitment to education also focuses on building awareness around energy careers, which helps the company recruit a quality workforce of engineers, linemen and other highly skilled employees. We are proud to be able to make this donation to SRTC and commend them for the great job they do in serving this area’s educational and career training needs,” commented Hutchinson and Taylor.
The Foundation will use these funds to support scholarships that reward students for their academic achievement. They will also provide financial support to students who need assistance with tuition, books, and other fees. By offering more scholarships for students, the Foundation and SRTC hope to improve the job skills, technical training, and educational level of the citizens of their community.
“The support that Georgia Power has shown the SRTC Foundation is sincerely appreciated. Many of our students are the primary providers for their households and with donations like this we are able to alleviate some of the financial hardships associated with being a student, parent, and provider,” said Amy Maison, SRTC Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Marketing.
“Without the support of our community partners such as Georgia Power and Mr. Hutchinson and Mr. Taylor, we would have difficulty providing the services that are so important to both our students and our community. Georgia Power’s emphasis on education, and specifically technical and industrial education, makes this a natural partnership,” commented SRTC President Dr. Craig Wentworth.
SRTC offers over 148 degree, diploma, and certificate programs that are designed to get you quickly into your desired career, and 27 general education courses that transfer to the University System of Georgia institutions and 19 private colleges and universities in Georgia. SRTC has instructional sites located in Ashburn, Cairo, Camilla, Moultrie, Thomasville, Tifton, and Sylvester for the convenience of our students. The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. For the most up-to-date information on registration, class dates, and program offerings, log on to www.southernregional.edu or call (888) 205 – 3449.