Ed­u­ca­tion briefs Em­ploy­ers like hir­ing DeKalb Tech grads

School of­fers new hires war­ranties for tech­ni­cal ed­u­ca­tion

The Covington News - - OPINION -

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.

Golf schol­ar­ship

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.

Ka­plan grad­u­ates

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.

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