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Everyone who registers for fall semester at SGTC and visits the LIFE Lab will receive a free “Experience LIFE @southgatech” T-shirt.

SGTC fall semester applicants to receive free T-shirts
Tuesday August 12, 2014
Those who enroll in fall semester classes at South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) will receive a free bright orange “Experience LIFE @southgatech” T-shirt. The shirts were specially made to complement the bright green “Ask me about LIFE @southgatech” T-shirts that SGTC debuted at the college’s recent Community LIFE Day. The green shirts were distributed to SGTC faculty and staff members, and the orange shirts will be given out to students who register for classes and visit the LIFE (Learning is for Everyone) Lab on either campus.

On Community LIFE Day, which was held August 1st, representatives from SGTC ventured out into South Georgia Tech’s six county service delivery area, which included sites in Americus, Cordele, Buena Vista, Preston, Plains, Oglethorpe, Montezuma, and Ellaville, to engage and educate the community about the programs of study at SGTC and future career opportunities, as well as give information about the financial aid and grant opportunities available to potential students.

After a student has registered for fall semester, he or she may pick up a free LIFE T-shirt in the LIFE Lab on either campus. In Americus, the LIFE lab is located in the Odom Center in room 204, and on the Crisp County Center campus it is adjacent to the testing lab.

“Experience LIFE @southgatech” is SGTC’s new theme this year,” said SGTC President Sparky Reeves. “LIFE stands for Learning is for Everyone, and is the name of a new lab designed to provide additional support to students through specialized computer programs, tutoring, lab exercises, and workshops.”

The “@southgatech” in the slogan refers to SGTC’s various social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, that use the easy to remember “@southgatech” handle.

South Georgia Tech is also implementing an Early Alert program this fall in conjunction with the LIFE Labs. The Early Alert system will allow instructors to identify students who may need help with LIFE skills. Students whose grades begin to slip or who miss class can be referred to the LIFE lab to allow them to make-up work or strengthen specific skills. This should help improve the student retention rate and keep students on track for graduation.

Special workshops on financial aid, study skills, time management, and more will be scheduled throughout the semester through the LIFE lab. The labs will be open on both the Americus and Crisp County Center campuses, and students do not have to be referred by an instructor to take part in these educational strengthening activities—they are available to all students.

SGTC will hold open registration for fall semester on Monday, August 18th. Fall semester begins Wednesday, August 20th, and the Free Books program is still in effect. Several new HOPE Grant opportunities and additional Strategic Industries Workforce Development (SIWDG) Grants available this fall to help students finance their education. Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia General Assembly signed legislation that approved four major initiatives to support technical college students and Georgia’s workforce early this year. More information about these grant opportunities is available in the SGTC fall semester Flight Plan at www.southgatech.edu. For more information, contact the Americus Financial Aid office at 229.931.2319 or the Cordele office at 229.271.4043.

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