South Georgia Technical College offers WIOA opportunities to students

August 26, 2019
Sandhya Muljibhai, WIOA Coordinator at SGTC, tells students about the WIOA program.
Sandhya Muljibhai, WIOA Coordinator at SGTC, tells students about the WIOA program.

South Georgia Technical College students may be eligible to apply for additional financial aid through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), a federal program that assists students in select programs with school-related expenses.  This is just another way that South Georgia Technical College is working to “impact student success @ SGTC.”

WIOA provides financial assistance for tuition, fees, books and direct training costs for eligible participants. Federal funds are made available to SGTC by The River Valley Regional Commission and the WIOA Board.

Over 20 programs at South Georgia Tech are eligible for the WIOA program (*limited enrollment allowed).  Those programs include: Accounting, Air Conditioning Technology, Aircraft Structural Technology, Auto Collision Repair Technology, Automotive Technology, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Avionics Technology, Commercial Truck Driving,  Criminal Justice Technology, Diesel Equipment Technology, Early Childhood Care and Education, Electrical Lineworker, Electrical Systems Technology, Electronics Technology, Emergency Medical Technician, Industrial Mechanical Systems, Industrial Systems Technology, Law Enforcement Academy, Machine Tool Technology, Medical Assisting, Practical Nursing and Welding and Joining Technology.

To qualify for WIOA assistance, students must be a current student at South Georgia Technical College or have been accepted by SGTC; be enrolled in a program that WIOA accepts; have applied for financial aid (you do not have to receive financial aid, but you must have attempted to receive financial aid.)l meet income eligibility; meet sustainability standards (this includes passing an assessment phase and interview phase) and live in the Middle Flint Area 16 region of: Crisp, Dooly, Macon, Marion, Schley, Sumter, Taylor, or Webster County

To learn more about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and to find out if you qualify, call the Sandhya Muljibhai or Minnie Williamson in the SGTC WIOA office at 229.931.2172.

Fall semester at South Georgia Technical College is currently underway.  Students can still enroll in the mini-mester that gets underway on October 7th.  Students who sign up for the mini-mester receive 16-weeks of credit in only eight weeks.  To learn more contact the SGTC admissions office at 229-931-2394 or 229-271-4040.