High Unemployment Rates Send More Folks Back to School

By: Donnitra Gilbert Email
By: Donnitra Gilbert Email

October 6, 2011 Thomasville

Staff at South West Georgia Technical say the college's enrollment increased by 5.8% this fall. They tell us they do feel the unemployment rate has folks looking for other options to stay productive.

Staff tell us the school purchased $800,000 worth of land to build on so it can have enough room for its ever-growing student population.

"We're hoping that in the future we continue to see enrollment growth like we have this fall semester -- 5.8 percent -- the largest in the technical college system," says South West Georgia Technical College employee Amy Maison.

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  • by Anonymous 2 Location: Thomasville on Oct 11, 2011 at 02:29 PM
    To Anonymous: SWGTC does not do student loans; their placement rate is one of the highest in the state.
  • by Tim on Oct 7, 2011 at 04:55 AM
    Yes. That's what I'm doing.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 6, 2011 at 04:42 PM
    How are they paying for it? Loans...and hoping they'll find a job to pay it back?
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