Georgia Driver’s Education Commission Awards Grant to Athens Technical College
Date: November 6, 2015
Athens Technical College is pleased to announce it has been awarded a grant in the amount of $16,230 from the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission (GDEC).
The grant, which runs from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, will help finance driver’s education locally by providing classes with thirty hours of classroom instruction and six hours of behind the wheel experience with a trained instructor.
“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers and we are committed to providing students with the education and experience needed to avoid tragedy,” said GDEC Chairman Harris Blackwood. “This grant will help Athens Technical College equip young drivers in the community to be safer when they get behind the wheel.”
For more information about the driver’s education program at Athens Technical College, contact Drew Palmer, director of training and continuous improvement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (706) 425-3117.
Photo Caption: A grant from the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission (GDEC) will allow Athens Technical College to fund driver’s education courses. Pictured from left to right are Dr. Gail Thaxton, Athens Technical College interim president; Drew Palmer, Athens Technical College director of continuous training and improvement; Harris Blackwood, GDEC chairman; and Al McCall, Athens Technical College director of business and industry.