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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 TCC (CT61)
Networking Specialist Diploma (NS14)
PC Repair and Network Technician TCC (PR21)
Child Development Specialist TCC (CD61)
Early Childhood Care and Education Basics TCC (EC31)
Early Childhood Care and Education TCC (ECC2)
Early Childhood Program Administration TCC (ECP1)
Infant/Toddler Child Care Specialist TCC (IC31)
Nurse Aide TCC (CN21)
Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician TCC (CS91)
Medical Coding/Insurance Data Entry Specialist TCC (MC71)
Medical Front Office Assistant TCC (MF21)
Phlebotomy Technician TCC (PT21)
Surgical Technology Diploma (ST12)
Industrial Electrical Assistant TCC (IE21)
Industrial Instrumentation Assistant TCC (IIA1)
Industrial Maintenance Assistant TCC (IM11)
Industrial Systems Technology Diploma (IST4)
Mill Operator TCC (MP11)
Programmable Control Technician I TCC (PC81)
Scenic Technician II TCC (FAT1)
Film and TV Production – Scenic Technician I TCC (FI21)
Grip & Rigging Technician I & II TCC (FP31 & FP41)
Georgia Film Academy On-Set Production Assistant TCC (GF21)
Practical Nursing Diploma (PN12)
Certified Manufacturing Specialist TCC (CM51)
CNC Specialist TCC (CS51)
CNC Technology Diploma (CT12)
Lathe Operator TCC (LP11)
Machine Tool Technology diploma (MTT2)
Flux Cored ARC Welder TCC (FC61)
Basic Shielded Metal ARC Welder TCC (FS31)
Gas Metal ARC Welder TCC (GM31)
Gas Tungsten ARC Welder TCC (GTA1)
Advanced Shielded Metal ARC Welder Fabricator TCC (VSM1)
Welding and Joining Diploma (WAJ2)

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.