Welcome back to America’s leading higher education podcast! This is The EdUp Experience President Series Episode #73. In this episode, sponsored by MDT Marketing, we welcome Dr. Jermaine Whirl, President of Augusta Technical College. Guest hosts Holly Owens and Dr. Stacey Gonzales lead the discussion where Jermaine discusses the value of technical and community colleges to their region, but specifically, about creating seamless pathways for students to move to a job or to their next degree without barriers. Jermaine talks about how technical colleges play a role in recruiting businesses in the region - for him, in particular, it's between 10-30 meetings a year to meet with business leaders as a part of workforce packages. Opportunity for education, and opportunity for job!
Dr. Jermaine Whirl is the 5th president of Augusta Technical College (ATC), a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia. The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) and offers programs on four campuses: Augusta, Grovetown, Thomson/McDuffie, and Waynesboro. Dr. Whirl is a student-success-oriented, collaborative, innovative, engaged, and passionate leader who simply desires to see students succeed, colleagues develop, and local and regional economies grow.
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