Lanier Technical College President Ray Perren signed a dual enrollment agreement with Lumpkin County School Superintendent Dewey Moye at Lumpkin’s board of education meeting Monday.
“The mission of the technical colleges across Georgia, including Lanier Technical College, is workforce development,” Perren said in a news release. “We at Lanier Tech rededicate ourselves to working with Lumpkin County to deliver the services and courses from us that Lumpkin needs.”
“This is a win-win,” Moye added. “This agreement will help infuse some growth in our community to retrain and add jobs. Our young people need a chance to work and this will help.”
Dual enrollment is when a student can take courses at a college while still enrolled in high school, and receive both college and high school credit. In the news release, Perren noted that they are looking for ways to offer Lanier Tech courses at Lumpkin County High School rather than having students commute to either the Oakwood or Dawsonville campuses.
Students interested in dual enrollment can visit the Lanier Tech website at laniertech.edu/dualenroll.
Separately, Lanier Tech is offering open house events for prospective students. Today’s event is at the Oakwood campus, at 2990 Landrum Education Drive. The open house runs from 3-6 p.m., and attendees will be given a tour of the campus and facilities, as well as have the application fee waived if they choose to fill one out.
The Thursday open house is at the Winder-Barrow campus at 89 Athens St. in Winder, and will run during the same time frame.
Governor’s Honors Program turns 50
The Governor’s Honors Program, a residential college experience for gifted high school students, is celebrating 50 years this summer.
Last week, nearly 700 high school juniors and seniors arrived at Valdosta State University for the intensive classes. Among them are six students from the Hall and Gainesville school systems. Charles Allen and Austin Paul are from West Hall High, Bailey Little and Allison Walls are from Flowery Branch High, and Gabrielle Diaz and Helly Patel are from Gainesville High.
The program, which runs through July 20, is the longest continually running summer enrichment program in the nation.
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