The Southeastern Technical College Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides guidance and assists in securing of funds for Southeastern Technical College. The STC Foundation helps recognize an unmet need by providing financial support required to sustain current operations and afford future growth. Presently, 77 percent of the jobs in Georgia require some type of technical training. Help us make a difference for the future.
The mission of the Southeastern Technical College Foundation, Inc. is to partner with donors to support and invest in the students, faculty, and staff of Southeastern Technical College to build stronger communities and a better Georgia for Candler, Emanuel, Jenkins, Johnson, Montgomery, Tattnall, Toombs and Treutlen counties.
Scholarships and Emergency Support for Our Students
Over the past few years, the Foundation has awarded nearly $100,000 in scholarship support for tuition, fees, books, transportation, emergencies, etc., but the need is far greater than current funds can provide.
- Establish a Physical Therapist Assistant Program
The new Health Sciences Building is almost complete. Space and new equipment for a Physical Therapy program will be available. The Physical Therapy profession is estimated to grow 33% by 2020. Funding is needed to hire a Director and Instructor to start this much needed program.
- Establish Industrial Programs
In order to remain competitive, existing business and industry must have a trained workforce. Also, to attract new business and industry to the area, a trained workforce is imperative. A recent survey of local industries revealed a need for employees with the following skills: Machine Tool/CNC, Industrial Maintenance, and Diesel Mechanics. STC needs to be able to respond to these requests in a timely manner. Funding for instructors and equipment is needed to support this type of initiative.
- Supplement Adult Education Funding
Approximately a third of the adults 25 years of age and older in Candler, Emanuel, Jenkins, Johnson, Montgomery, Tattnall, Toombs, and Treutlen counties do not hold a high school diploma or GED. Many of these citizens do not have transportation, and it is critical that classes are accessible for this population. Also, the GED exam has increased to $160 which deters many from taking the exam to obtain their GED. Funding is needed to supplement this program.
- Maintain and Expand State-of-the-Art Technology Standards
Every educational program at STC is driven by technology; however, we struggle to provide equipment that is as up-to-date as what our graduates find in the workplace. Maintaining equipment is costly and continuous. For example, computer labs at the college are replaced on a five-year rotation plan which exceeds $150,000 annually. Additional funding is needed to provide our students state-of-the-art equipment in order to compete in a global economy.