AT&T, a leader in telecommunications and technology, has reaffirmed its dedication to advancing education and closing the digital divide by making a generous donation of $25,000 to the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Foundation. This contribution will play a pivotal role in supporting rural students in Bainbridge, Tifton, Valdosta, and Waycross in gaining access to essential computer resources and educational tools. Coastal Pines Technical College, Southern Regional Technical College, and Wiregrass Georgia Technical College serve these regions in Georgia.
“We are immensely thankful to AT&T for their dedication to education and their commitment to narrowing the digital divide in our state,” said TCSG Commissioner, Greg Dozier. “This donation will significantly impact the lives of rural students across Georgia, opening doors to educational opportunities that might otherwise be out of reach. Through this partnership, we are committed to providing equal access to quality education for all our students.”
The donation is a significant step towards ensuring that all students in Georgia, regardless of their geographic location, have equitable access to the technology and resources necessary for academic success. In alignment with AT&T’s commitment to education and community development, this contribution will empower TCSG to address the digital divide and facilitate learning opportunities for underserved communities.
TCSG will utilize the $25,000 donation to implement a comprehensive program focused on bridging the digital divide for rural students. The program will encompass the following key initiatives:
- Access to Computers: The funds will be used to provide students in rural areas with access to computers, enabling them to engage in online coursework and research from the comfort of their homes.
- Basic Computer Skills Training: TCSG colleges will offer training sessions to ensure that students are proficient in basic computer skills, empowering them to navigate digital platforms with confidence.
- Software Resources: The donation will help acquire essential software, ensuring that students have access to the tools they need for a complete and enriching educational experience.
- Learning Management System (LMS) Support: The Learning Management System platform enables students to seamlessly complete coursework outside of the traditional classroom environment.
“AT&T is committed to fostering innovation and addressing the digital divide to create opportunities for all,” said AT&T Regional Director of Southeast Georgia, Gary Sanchez. “We are proud to support the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation by providing rural students with the resources they need to succeed in today’s digital world. By investing in education and technology, we are helping to empower more students in Georgia.”
This collaborative effort between AT&T and TCSG exemplifies the power of public-private partnerships in addressing critical issues such as the digital divide and strengthening educational pathways for Georgia’s students.
Learn more about The Technical College System of Georgia Foundation by visiting www.TCSGfoundation.org
About Philanthropy & Social Innovation at AT&T
We’re committed to advancing education, creating opportunities, strengthening communities, and improving lives. As part of our companywide commitment to address the digital divide, we launched AT&T Connected Learning to invest in connectivity and technology, digital literacy, and education solutions to help today’s learners succeed inside and outside of the classroom. Since 2008 we’ve committed to programs that help millions of students across all 50 states and around the world, particularly those in underserved communities.
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 Quick Start, 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 www.TCSG.edu
About the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation
The TCSG Foundation supports TCSG through marketing, advocacy, and fundraising to benefit the system’s 22 colleges and their programs, faculty, and students. The TCSG Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.