Congressman Barrow visits Tech
by Emanuel County Live | August 31, 2005 12:00 am
On Monday, Aug. 22, 12th District Congressman John Barrow (D-GA) started a three-day tour of six technical colleges that serve the residents and businesses of Georgia’s 12th Congressional District. The tour included stops at Savannah Technical College, Ogeechee Technical College, Swainsboro Technical College, Sandersville Technical College, Augusta Technical College, and Athens Technical College.
The Congressman arrived in Swainsboro on Tuesday and toured Swainsboro Technical College. His visit was highlighted by discussions with the college President Dr. Glenn Deibert, Forestry instructor Rodney Kellum, and Fish and Game Management instructor Matt Payne. Rep Barrow’s conversation with Payne also included input from Ted Will, Fisheries biologist with Georgia Department of Human Resources and employer of graduates from the Fish and Game Management Program.
After his visit in Swainsboro, Congressman Barrow traveled to Millen to tour the Swainsboro Technical College Jenkins County Center. There he met Elaine Williams, the Center’s Adult Literacy instructor and several of the GED students. Chairman Jerry Henry of the Millen County Commissioners was in attendance to welcome the Congressman.
“Georgia’s technical colleges provide critical job training and workforce development skills essential in helping meet the needs of our communities and our local businesses,” Barrow said. “Technical colleges also play a key role in attracting new jobs and industries to the region, as well as helping businesses keep job training costs low.”
A member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and the House Committee on Small Business, Rep. Barrow’s tour was designed to see first hand the facilities that these technical colleges have to meet the needs of local Georgia businesses.