Savannah Tech Unveils New 3D Technology to Enhance Learning
#1235 | November 21, 2011
SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College now offers three-dimensional (3D) training for its students. It recently purchased four 3D trainers with Title III grant funds from the U.S. Department of Education as a Predominantly Black Institution.
“Studies have shown that students absorb information faster, increase comprehension and retain what they’ve learned more effectively with 3D images,” said STC President Dr. Kathy Love. “We are very pleased to be the first college in Coastal Georgia to offer this new 3D technology to enhance learning for our students.”
The 3D holograms will allow students and operators to view and learn by experience and to apply what they’ve learned against real-world applications.
“Three-dimensional training systems will empower our instructors to offer hands-on experiences when the latest industry machinery may not be available or affordable for classroom use,” said STC Dean of Industrial Technology Tal Loos. “This training will create new opportunities for our students.”
These trainers, developed by ViziTech USA, will be customized for Industrial Technology students enrolled in Electrical Systems Technology, Historic Preservation and Restoration, Construction Technology, Drafting, Air Conditioning Technology and Electrical Utility Technology.
“We are very pleased work with Savannah Technical College and add our technology to their academic excellence and instruction,” said ViziTech USA Founder and President Stewart Rodeheaver. “We look forward to being an important part of Savannah Tech’s curriculum as it helps students prepare for their future.”
Recently, STC received a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education Title III funds for Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI). This award is a part of a five-year formula funding cycle in which Savannah Tech is slated to receive a total of $1.25M. Title III PBI formula funds are awarded to institutions that are at least 40% minority and at least 50% low-income or first-generation college students. This is the first time STC has received Title III formula funding.
Savannah Technical College, the region’s leading provider of market-driven, quality technical and adult education, has been meeting the needs of its community for more than three-quarters of a century. Building on a tradition of partnership, pride and service, the college serves nearly 5,000 students each semester in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties, offering more than 70 certificate, diploma and associate degree programs in fields ranging from automotive technology to surgical technology and from marketing to computer information systems to culinary arts and beyond.
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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.
Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).