May 25-- Southeastern Technical College has received two grants, one for GED assistance and another for online orientations for students.
Help For GED Students
The Southeastern Technical College Foundation was selected on May 17 to receive a $5,000 grant to increase the number of GEDs awarded in Southeastern Tech’s eight-county service area.
The grant, from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, was made in support of STC’s new initiative, A Step Up (For GED Scholarships). The initiative aims to increase the number of students participating in STC’s adult literacy education program and increase the number of GED awards issued in 2014.
OnLine Orientation Funding
First-time students to Southeastern Technical College will have a new way to acquaint themselves with the college, thanks to a grant the school received to fund the creation of an online student orientation.
The grant, received from the Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, covered the purchase cost and early maintenance fees for a new online orientation system for Southeastern Tech.
“Having orientation online is a must in today’s fast paced world,” said Brad Hart, STC’s director of enrollment services. “Students are able to complete the orientation at their convenience, whether that is from home or from one of our on-campus computer labs. All they need is an Internet connection.”