Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Options for Education after High School

Georgia's Technical Colleges Offer Choices

Recently, Ron Jackson, Commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia was in the GPB studio to talk about the colleges and the education options available to Georgia citizens through the offerings of TCSG. The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) is a unified system of technical education, custom business and and industry training and adult education.

Listen in to the conversation Commissioner Jackson had on the August 8, 2008 episode of Georgia Public Broadcasting's Radio program, "At Work with Emory Mulling". Some of the topics covered include the difference in curriculum between the Technical College and the University and the availability of the Hope Scholarship for use at the Technical Colleges.

Staying is School is Worth the Ride

This tag line provides an important message to students while succinctly describing a focus of Road Trip, an award winning monthly video series available both on the web and Georgia Public Broadcasting's Education Channel.

The 12 episodes in the series highlight the new age of technology while taking an interesting look at Georgia's Technical Colleges. Students at a fictional Georgia high school bring questions about life and career choices to the actors who play the high school counselors and administrators. Their answer is to have everyone pile into the star vehicle of the series (its orange) and on a Road Trip to the state's 33 technical colleges and three Board of Regents colleges. For the two career counselors, it is an opportunity to slow their county's alarming dropout rate and expose their student to the rewards of education by taking them on these visits to Georgia's Technical Colleges.

A Film Crew from West Georgia Technical College spent almost a year shooting on location to provide students and audiences alike get an "I never knew that " look at programs such as Culinary Arts, Animation & Multimedia, Veterinary Assistant and Robotics to name a few.
Road Trip is a production partnership between Georgia Public Broadcasting and the Technical College System of Georgia.

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