Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant (SIWDG)
Students interested in entering a field in which there are plenty of jobs openings can choose to enroll in one of 12 programs of study for which FREE TUITION is available!
The Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant (SIWDG) can be the boost a student needs to get started on rewarding career in a well-paying job, and without accumulating a lot of student debt.
It also helps Georgia employers by creating a pipeline of skilled workers they can hire well into the future.
To be eligible for the Strategic Industries grant, students must first qualify for and be receiving the HOPE Grant. The two grants together will cover all tuition in these 12 programs of study. Students will still be responsible for student fees and any equipment necessary, although in some cases, financial aid is available for those as well.
A few other things to know about the Strategic Industries grant:
- SIWDG awards are based on the student’s program of study and the number of hours of enrollment.
- The grant is available only for eligible students who are pursuing certificates and diplomas.
- High school students participating in dual credit enrollment are not eligible for the SIWDG award until they graduate.
To get started, use the TCSG College Map to find the college nearest you. Then click on the career below that interests you and click on “list of colleges” to see if that college, or another one nearby, offers courses in your desired field. You can also click on “show programs” to find out what specific majors each college offers. To register, click on the college’s name and follow the instructions specified by that college.
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If you’re a graduating high school senior entering a TCSG institution in a field of study leading to a high demand career in the skilled trades, you may also be eligible for a Go Build Georgia High Demand Career Scholarship, which can be used to cover tuition, fees and materials. These scholarships are available through a collaboration among Go Build Georgia (GBG), the Go Build Georgia Foundation and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). The application deadline for the 2016-2017 Go Build Georgia High Demand Career Scholarship is quickly approaching. Apply today!
If you’re an employer seeking workers in these 12 high-demand industries, click here to see which colleges offer programs that are producing workers in your field. Then use the contact information to find out how to partner with the college for the strategic assets your workforce needs.
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