Gov. Nathan Deal, University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby, Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson and other state officials today broke ground on a new $10 million education and training center that will serve as a multi-functional resource for military veterans transitioning to civilian careers.
“Georgia’s military men and women serve our country to protect our freedom as Americans,” said Deal. “As these heroes enter our workforce after their military careers, it’s our duty to provide them with every opportunity for academic and professional success. This military academic training center will provide the type of education and assistance needed for veterans to complete their transition and get good jobs. Thank you to the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia for joining me in this investment in our veterans and our workforce.”
The Georgia military academic training center (MATC) is a partnership between the University System of Georgia (USG) and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). Once completed in 2016, the 32,000 square-foot facility will serve as a gateway for veterans as they re-enter Georgia’s workforce and systems of higher education.