Savannah Tech to offer Driver’s Education Scholarships

SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College has partnered with the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission (GDEC) to offer scholarships for a driver’s education course. The state-approved Joshua’s Law course meets the requirements for anyone under the age of 17 seeking to obtain a driver’s license.

The course, valued at $350, has been made possible by a $23,086 grant through the GDEC. The grant, which runs from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, will help finance driver’s education locally by providing classes with thirty hours of classroom instruction and six hours of behind the wheel experience with a trained instructor.

“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers and we are committed to providing students with the education and experience needed to avoid tragedy” said GDEC chairman Harris Blackwood. “This grant will help Savannah Technical College equip young drivers in the community to be safer when they get behind the wheel.”

Courses will be offered in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. To be eligible to receive the scholarship for driver’s education, the student must have a valid learner’s permit and be a Georgia resident, who is at least 15 years of age. Scholarship eligibility ends on a student’s 19th birthday or six months after the student completes the 12th grade, whichever occurs later. Anyone that does not meet the qualifications, but would like to attend may sign up and pay the $350 tuition fee.

The classes are limited to 15 students per class and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis until the grant funding is no longer available. Completed registration, a copy of the student’s learner’s permit, and a signed waiver are required. The first session will take place December 21, 22, 28 and 29 from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Crossroads Technology Campus (190 Crossroads Parkway, Savannah, GA, 31407). Priority will be given to students who self-register by visiting

Savannah Technical College’s Professional Continuing Education Department provides short-term classes in both the traditional and online classroom setting. Courses cover a variety of skills and workforce development options that match local employer’s needs.


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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

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