Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant

Students, who are eligible for or receive HOPE Grant funding and are enrolled in one of the following programs of study, may also be eligible for funding from the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant (SIWDG).  A student’s SIWDG award is a fixed amount per term based upon the student’s program of study and number of hours of enrollment.

The following SIWDG-approved programs have been identified as high demand careers in Georgia and are offered at Savannah Technical College (2016-2017):

Commercial Truck Driving

Computer Networking and Repair

Early Childhood Care and Education

Film Production

Health Care Assistant Specializations

Industrial Maintenance Systems

Machine Tool


Practical Nursing

Surgical Technology

Welding & Joining

Students will automatically qualify for the SIWDG Award if they meet these three criteria:

  1. regular student fully admitted to a TCSG institution
  2. enrolled in one of the above programs
  3. receiving the Hope Grant in that same term

Please review the chart found here for approved programs of study and award amounts. Students enrolled in 9+ credits receive $500; 3-8 credits receive $250; and 1-2 credits receive $125. Students must be enrolled in 9 credits in the Commercial Truck Driving program to qualify for $1,000 for one term.

The HOPE Grant is an award given to Georgia residents enrolled in a certificate or diploma program at a TCSG institution. The qualifying GPA for the HOPE Grant is 2.0.

Click here for a complete list of 2016-2017 state approved programs.