May 09, 2012
Jackson EMC Donates $5,000 to Gwinnett Technical College
Funding will support the college's Legacy of Lives Campaign
Jackson Electrical Membership Corporation has donated $5,000 to Gwinnett Technical College, supporting the college's Legacy of Lives Campaign.
Gwinnett Tech's Legacy of Lives campaign unites business, healthcare and civic leaders to support the education and training of the healthcare professionals needed for the region. GTC's new Life Sciences Center, opened Fall 2011, is a vivid example of strong partnerships between business and education and the resulting quality of life benefits for the community.
"Jackson EMC has consistently supported education at all levels and particularly our efforts at Gwinnett Tech. Their investment in the Legacy of Lives campaign is one that benefits both our students and our community, including the thousands of Jackson EMC members in the area," said Sharon Bartels, president, Gwinnett Tech.
In past years, Jackson EMC has supported other Gwinnett Tech campaign initiatives and scholarship programs of the Gwinnett Tech Foundation.
"Investing in the communities that we serve is in our company's DNA. Gwinnett Technical College continues to produce graduates that are well trained to enter the workforce of our community, so we know that our investment in Gwinnett Tech is a sound and worthy one," said Randy Dellinger, Gwinnett District Manager for Jackson EMC.
Jackson EMC Board Chairman Otis Jones and Dellinger met with Gwinnett Tech students, faculty and administrators for the on-campus check presentation.
With support from leaders in healthcare, technology and the private sector, the Legacy of Lives campaign has raised over $31 million to date, about 60 percent of its $50 million goal. Providing healthcare education programming costs GTC three times more than traditional programs.
Gwinnett Tech offers more than 50 degree, diploma and certificate options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.
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About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of its community. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. GTC is Gwinnett County's largest provider of corporate training and now serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097,404-679-4500, www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.