Wiregrass announces highest job placement rates since 2008


October 15, 2013

Valdosta, GA – The Career Services Offices of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College recently released the job placement rates for the fiscal year 2012. 99.2% of Wiregrass graduates from July 2011 to June 2012 were placed in jobs or continued their education. 85.2% of those same graduates were placed in jobs in their field of study upon graduation. These placement rates are the highest the college has reported since 2008.

Many Wiregrass programs boast 100% in-field placement rates including programs in accounting, air conditioning, automotive collision repair, automotive technology, banking and finance, business administrative technology, computer programming, networking, information security, culinary arts, dental assisting, drafting, early childhood care, telecommunications, horticulture, fire science, industrial systems, machine tool technology, marketing, digital media, opticianry, paramedicine, practical nursing, and welding.

“Seeing our graduates consistently find jobs in their field of study upon graduation reinforces that we are providing programs that fit the economic needs of our service area. Our mission for the past 50 years has been workforce development. Every program we currently have and every program we are looking to add to our academic offerings is evaluated closely to make sure we are providing the right education and training for the businesses and industries located in each of our communities,” stated Dr. Tina K. Anderson, Wiregrass President.

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College provides career services to all current students and graduates. Wiregrass also guarantees that graduates meet or exceed program competency levels as defined by the Technical College System of Georgia. This guarantee is in effect for two years after a student graduates. If an employer feels that a graduate of Wiregrass does not meet program competency levels upon hiring them, they may contact the college to retrain the graduate at no cost to the employer or the graduate. To find out more about Wiregrass Career Services visit www.wiregrass.edu. Spring Semester classes begin January 7, 2014. New student applications are now being accepted.