Education briefs Employers like hiring DeKalb Tech grads
School offers new hires warranties for technical education
Administrators of DeKalb Technical College recently announced 99 percent of their graduates who earn a degree are hired, with 85 percent employed in their particular field of study.
DeKalb Tech is one of 34 technical colleges in Georgia that provides a Technical Education Warranty. The warranty states:
“If one of our graduates educated under a standard program or his or her employer finds that the graduate is deficient in one or more competencies as defined in the standards, the technical college will retrain the employee at no instructional cost to the employee or the employer.”
This warranty applies to any DTC graduate who is employed in the field of his or her training and is effective for a period of two years after graduation.
DTC students can also take advantage of the HOPE Grant which provides full tuition, HOPE-approved mandatory fees and a book allowance of up to $300 per academic year.
Fall quarter classes begin Oct. 1. For more information on DTC, visit www.dekalbtech. edu.
Alexandria Schulz, employee of The Oaks Golf Course in Covington, has renewed her Yates Scholarship given by the Georgia State Golf Foundation.
The scholarships are awarded annually based on academic achievement, financial need, work experience at a GSGA member club and character. The scholarship is renewable up to a student’s fourth year of college upon demonstration of continued academic excellence.
The GSGA has awarded more than $1 million to Georgia students over the 20 years of its existence.
Schulz attends Agnes Scott College.
Three Newton County students recently graduated from Kaplan University, which is based in Chicago.
Kossie Gamedeh of Covington was awarded a Master of Business Administration, Jennifer George of Covington was awarded a Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning/Teaching Literacy and Language (K6) and Jennifer Lake of Oxford was awarded an Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration/Accounting.
Farm Bureau awarding scholarships
The Georgia Farm Bureau will award 10 scholarships to high school seniors this winter.
Students are eligible to submit an application if they, a parent or legal guardian is a member of the Georgia Farm Bureau.
Applicants must plan to enter a unit of the University System of Georgia or Berry College during the 2008-2009 academic year pursuing a degree in agricultural and environment sciences, family and consumer science or a related agricultural field.
All applications must be submitted by Oct. 19.
For more information contact the Newton County Farm Bureau office at (770) 7867201. Visit www.gfb.org/education to download an application.