Special Population Resource Fair to Be Held On the Campus of Albany Technical College Thursday
Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
Albany Technical College will host a fair to explore available Community Resources. Community agencies will be on campus to provide information on services available to assist students with food, clothing, housing, utilities, childcare and more. This Resource Fair will be September 12, from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. in the Kirkland Conference Center.
This resource fair will allow the students to explore several different available Community Resources. Over 35 Community agencies will be on campus to provide information on services available to assist students with food, clothing, housing, utilities, healthcare, childcare and more.
Quanta Bell, Special Populations Program Coordinator, commented "Our mission is to prepare individuals to meet dynamic and evolving workforce needs, utilizing industry-driven teaching and learning approaches including traditional, online, and customized business solutions. My goal as the Special Populations Program Coordinator is to eliminate as many barriers as possible, to ensure student success."
The Special Population office is designed to assist students with support services, resource referrals, customized workshops and life skills. The program provides useful guidance to assist students in overcoming barriers to stay in school and achieve their career goals.
Special Populations serves students enrolled in Career and Technical Occupation programs and are members of one of the following Special Populations:
Single Parent (male or female)
A displaced homemaker is an adult, who is divorced, widowed, separated, or has a disabled spouse and is unemployed or underemployed. The displaced homemaker is also one who has worked primarily without pay to care for a home and family and for this reason, has diminished marketable skills.
A single parent student is an individual who is unmarried or legally separated from a spouse and has a minor child or children for whom the parent has either custody or joint custody.
A student in a non-traditional program is a student who has chosen to enter training in a field that is dominated by persons of the opposite gender, such as, a male in nursing, or a female in automotive technology.
An economically disadvantaged student is an individual receiving PELL, WIA, TANF, etc.
Albany Technical College staff helps you:
Transition into the college setting
Acquire financial assistance (tuition, fees and required books)
Albany Technical College staff offers counseling and referrals to community resources in areas of need such as:
Assessment testing & evaluation
Occupational information on non-traditional careers
Students may initiate the use of these services or can be referred by college staff, faculty, area high school counselors, social agency personnel, or other professionals.
Confirmed Community Partners:
Feeding the Valley Food Bank
Boys & Girls Club of Albany, Inc.
Albany Housing Authority
Easterseals Southern Georgia
City of Albany Community & Economic Development
Dougherty County Neighborhood Service Center
Goodwill Industries of Southern Rivers
DPH-Women, Infants and Children
SOWEGA Council on Aging
National Alliance on Mental Illness-Albany, GA
Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education, Inc.
Dougherty County Extension Program
Open Arms, Inc.
Southwest Georgia Community Action Council Inc-Head Start/Early Head Start Program
Family Literacy Connection
U.S. Census Bureau
Quality Homecare and Medical Services, LLC
Liberty House of Albany
Right from the Start Medical Assistance Group
Southwest GA Health District 8-2 (Breast and Cervical Cancer Program)
Albany Area YMCA
Horizon's Community Solutions
Albany Area Primary Health Care, Inc.
GEAR UP Dougherty
H.E.R.O.'s Instillment Academy
Aspire BHDD Services
New Beginning Early Learning Academy
Alpha Pregnancy Center
Senior Community Service Employment Program
Department of Community Supervision