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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 30 Diplomas and Certificates at Lanier Technical College 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 currently receiving the HOPE Grant. The two grants together will cover all tuition* in these programs of study. Students will still be responsible for student fees, books, and any equipment necessary.

Important details to know about the Strategic Industries Workforce Development 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 and are already receiving the HOPE Grant.
  • High school students participating in Move on When Ready are not eligible for the SIWDG award until after they graduate from high school.
*Students receiving both the SIWDG and HOPE Grants will receive 100% free tuition; however students will still be responsible for any fees, books, or required equipment for their program.

Lanier Technical College Diplomas and Certificates covered by SIWDG:
Linux/Unix System Administrator (Certificate)
Networking Specialist (Diploma)
PC Repair and Network Technician
Web Site Design/Development (Diploma)

Child Development Specialist (Certificate)
Early Childhood Care and Education Basics (Certificate)
Early Childhood Care and Education (Diploma)
Early Childhood Program Administration (Certificate)
Infant/Toddler Child Care Specialist (Certificate)

Medical Front Office Assistant (Certificate)
Nurse Aide (Certificate)
Pharmacy Technology (Diploma)
Phlebotomy Technician (Certificate)
Practical Nursing (Diploma)
Surgical Technology (Diploma)

Electrical Control Systems (Diploma)
Industrial Mechanical Systems (Diploma)
Industrial Motor Control Technician (Certificate)
Industrial Systems Technology (Diploma)
Mechatronics Technology (Diploma)
Programmable Control Technician (Certificate)
Robotic Technician (Certificate)

Design and Media Production Specialist (Certificate)
Design and Media Production Technology (Diploma)

CNC Technology (Diploma)
CNC and Machine Tool Technology (Diploma)
Machine Tool Technology (Diploma)

Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder (Certificate)
Gas Metal Arc Welder (Certificate)
Welding and Joining Technology (Diploma)

Lanier Technical College offers over 40 programs of study in some of the nation's fastest-growing career fields including healthcare, energy, business and industry, and public or private service. More information about Lanier Technical College may be obtained by calling 770.533.7000
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