A few years back, all Georgia vocational schools went to college. Rather than be known as vocational schools or vocational institutes, all became technical colleges.
In Georgia, technical work drives a large portion of the economy. With most of the white collar employment centered in cities, technical programs are popular. Many rural, farming counties benefit from the technical college graduates.
Programs such as auto and diesel mechanics and auto collision repair find their niche in the smaller towns and communities in Georgia. Rural, farming areas means farm equipment. This equipment will need repair eventually, so certified technicians are in high demand.
Allied health programs such as paramedical training and nursing are always high demand regardless of your location, and in rural communities, more so. Georgia technical colleges provide this important education to interested individuals.
Additionally, all technical college graduates in Georgia are certified work ready. This proves to potential employers that candidates have the required skills and training necessary to start working immediately.
Residents of Georgia also may qualify for the HOPE scholarship or HOPE grant, depending on need. This grant, funded by the state lottery, does not require repayment. HOPE programs are accepted at all Georgia technical colleges.