We can't talk about workforce development in South Georgia without discussing Wiregrass Georgia Technical College— one of 22 colleges within the Technical College System of Georgia, with 88 campuses and more than 600 program options.
Today we welcome Crissy Staley, executive director of fundraising for Wiregrass Tech. Crissy is the former executive director at the Berrien County Development Authority and Nashville-Berrien Chamber of Commerce.
In this episode, we discussed:
· A couple of foundation wins, including the Sidney and Sharon Morris Hall's naming, formerly Lowndes Hall. Wiregrass Tech is naming its new Health Science building (under construction) in honor of Dr. Ed and Rhonda Mark.
· Wiregrass Tech's Associate of Science in Nursing (RN) program was named the No. 1 in Georgia among other technical colleges and four-year colleges and universities. The ranking is based on the students' National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) pass rates.
Wiregrass Tech's workforce development is a significant economic engine, representing a $159.6 million annual economic impact within an 11-county service area.
WGTC activities and its students support 1 out of every 39 jobs in the service region. Wiregrass Tech alumni represent a $128.5 million annual economic impact in the region. Join us next time as we continue to highlight why South Georgia is a great place to live, work, and play.
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