The IT training program at a Georgia technical college will receive a nearly $94,000 infusion from the Agriculture Department to upgrade its wireless network equipment, according to an agency release Tuesday and reported by FedScoop.
Eddie Murray, a computer information systems instructor for Coastal Pines Technical College who helped prepare the USDA grant proposal, said there’s a particular demand for workers with IT skills in southeast Georgia, the region the public school serves.
“We’re slowly getting to the technology level that our larger cities in our state – Atlanta, Macon – are starting to go towards,” he said. “And so, there’s a giant need now for people who are technically savvy.”
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