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Education

B2B Stories

Local businesses building beneficial relationships with future employees

Augusta Technical College has launched a program designed to connect students with local businesses in a mutually beneficial partnership. Called “Cougar Community Partners,” it offers a collaboration between students and local businesses everywhere that Augusta Tech has a footprint. “We service five counties, and so, saying that, with the student population that we have, income that we generate as a college, we just see the value of having this partnership to support our local business communities while also asking them to consider hiring our students and providing our students and

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Awards/Celebrations

New $10,000 scholarship awarded

Dr. Jermaine Whirl, President of Augusta Technical College, and his wife, Mrs. Marqueta Whirl have pledged $10,000 to create a new endowed scholarship fund at Augusta Tech. Called the Dr. Jermaine Whirl Presidential Leadership Scholarship, the annual award will be given to the student who is elected as the College’s Student Government Association President. “My wife and I feel it is important to show our personal support for the students, so we wanted to create a scholarship fund,” Dr. Whirl said. “I think leadership skills are incredibly important to a

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B2B Stories

SRS apprentice program is a win-win

In 2020, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) and the Lower Savannah Council of Governments (LSCOG) established an apprenticeship program to address attrition levels and create a pipeline that supports a healthy and thriving workforce. After expanding site-wide, the SRS Apprenticeship School has successfully graduated over 530 apprentices – 91% of which have accepted full-time positions at the Site. “When multiple dedicated organizations come together, there is nothing we can’t accomplish,” said Dorian Newton, Acting Director, Savannah River Site Training. “Since the start of our partnership, LSCOG has supported over 24

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Party with a purpose at SRP Park

A celebration at SRP Park marked the end of four years of studying for Medical College of Georgia students and opened the door to the next step. Match Day 2024 saw more than 240 medical students from MCG in Augusta and from the AU/UGA Medical Partnership in Athens handed a simple envelope holding their future. Dr. David Hess, Dean of MCG, welcomed the students, some joined by their parents, to the event with an early 2000’s theme. Staff and students wore costumes ranging from Harry Potter characters to anime as

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B2B Stories

Multi-million dollar hiring plan

One of the Augusta area’s largest employers is hanging out the “Help Wanted” sign. Augusta University’s targeted student enrollment growth means the university itself needs to grow. Just over $6 million will be allocated for the immediate addition of 43 new faculty, 24 new full-time staff, two temporary positions, and 42 new student-worker positions. A portion will be used to add infrastructure supporting the new hires. The university needs additional faculty and staff after notching a student enrollment of 10,546 for fall 2023. That is a 7.5% increase over fall

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Familiar face in the CSRA becomes first dean of UGA medical school

The current Dean of Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership, Dr. Shelley Nuss, will be the first dean to lead the University of Georgia School of Medicine. “There is no one better equipped to lead this important initiative than Dr. Shelley Nuss, with her exemplary, widely recognized leadership in medical education,” UGA President, Jere Morehead is quoted in the news release. “I look forward to working with her as we seek LCME (Liaison Committee on Medical Education) accreditation and build an outstanding medical school in the coming years.” This fulfills

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Awards/Celebrations

Scholarship students meet their benefactors

Students who receive scholarships through the Aiken Technical College Foundation had the opportunity to meet with the businesses and private citizens who help finance their education. After suspending the gathering for a few years because of the pandemic, the annual breakfast bringing together Foundation donors and scholarship students was held on February 27. “Often, it’s one of the most fun events that we do. Because it’s a time of celebration of philanthropy and making a difference in students’ lives,” Foundation Director, Beth LaClair told ABD. The benefits of the breakfast

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B2B Stories

Businesses partner with Augusta Tech’s new program

Augusta Tech is launching a community partnership program with local businesses. The Cougar Community Partners Program kicks off with a webinar on Wednesday, February 28. The program is a perfect fit for Augusta Tech’s cultivating a culture of collaboration with local businesses. The goal is to provide opportunities for businesses to engage with their faculty, staff, and students. If you are a local business interested in joining the Augusta Technical College’s Cougar Community Partners Program, you can register for one of the two sessions below. 10 am session 5 pm

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Universities fueling the workforce pipeline for tourism and hospitality jobs

Travel, tourism, and hospitality are rebounding following a slump during the years of the COVID-19 pandemic. Augusta University and UGA are helping bump the numbers by offering training programs for those industries. A recent report from the University of Georgia (UGA), listed hospitality and tourism as the second largest contributor to the state’s economy. In 2022, there were nearly 168 million visitors generating $39.8 billion in direct visitor spending. That translates to $4.7 billion in state and local tax revenues. In Athens, the UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel

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$42 million to boost physician shortage challenges

The good news is that Georgia is growing. The bad news is the state has a huge shortage of doctors. Dr. David Hess, Dean of the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) made that point clear in his annual State of the College address. He said Georgia currently ranks 40th in the country in the number of primary care physicians. “All these counties, which are blue, or yellow are short, so there’s hardly any place that has enough physicians,” he said, using a slide to demonstrate the shortages. “And even worse,

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