November 18, 2021
ATLANTA (November 18, 2021) – Atlanta Technical College (ATC) along with the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) celebrates this year’s National Apprenticeship Week (November 15-19, 2021) by highlighting the importance of apprenticeship programs to growing Fulton and Clayton County’s skilled workforce.
ATC is among Georgia’s 22 technical colleges, including the system office, to serve as registered apprenticeship sponsors making it a part of the largest registered apprenticeship network throughout the state. In recent years, ATC has offered Registered Apprenticeship Programs in healthcare and IT fields, serving 135 apprentices and 12 employers. Additionally, the College has established apprenticeship opportunities in the fields of construction, automotive technology, plumbing, and diesel maintenance technology to serve local industry needs.
“The changing workforce accelerated by the pandemic and the increasing retirements of the baby boomer generation have made apprenticeships a go-to for employers because they can train employees in their company culture,” said Caroline Angelo, Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at ATC. “It’s the best of both worlds for students, with in-class learning from knowledgeable professors and on-the-job training with employers who are willing to invest their time and effort into their employees’ development.”
Currently, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, there are more than 9,000 active apprentices throughout the state of Georgia, which continues Georgia’s rise in apprenticeship activity. This figure is expected to grow with the additional apprenticeship funding available to Georgia employers and apprentices, such as the Apprenticeship State Expansion (ASE) Grant and Georgia’s HOPE Career Grant.
To get involved or learn more about Atlanta Technical College’s apprenticeship programs, please contact Caroline Angelo (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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About the Technical College System of Georgia
The 22 colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) are Georgia’s top resource for skilled workers. TCSG offers world-class training in more than 600 associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs to students who are trained on state-of-the-art equipment by instructors who are experts in their fields. The system also houses Georgia’s Office of Adult Education, which promotes and provides adult literacy and education programs, including the GED® testing program, throughout the state. In addition, TCSG partners with companies through QuickStart, the nation’s top customized workforce training program, and through its individual colleges, who work with local industry to provide workforce and training solutions. For more information, visit TCSG.edu.
ABOUT ATLANTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE
Atlanta Technical College is a vibrant part of the Technical College System of Georgia and was named its College of the Year in 2012. Prior to that, the college was selected as America’s Best Community College by Washington Monthly magazine. Most recently, Atlanta Technical College has been ranked one of the best in the nation for online courses and programs. In 2017, Atlanta Technical College celebrated 50 years of serving the City of Atlanta along with Fulton and Clayton Counties. For more information on Atlanta Technical College, its $201M economic impact, and its 200-plus award-winning programs, visit www.atlantatech.edu.