Dougherty, ATC receives $10,000 donation to advance education

Dougherty County and ATC receive $10,000 donation from AT&T on Thursday to support developing a College and Career Academy.

On Thursday, Albany Technical College hosted the Lieutenant Governor to celebrate one big move to help further Albany education.

AT&T presented a check for $10,000 to Dougherty County and Albany Tech to support the push to develop a College and Career Academy.

It's all a part of the Lieutenant Governor's 2020 Plan to make a College and Career Academy accessible to every student in Georgia.

This grant puts Albany one step closer to that goal. The Lieutenant Governor says Albany was already ahead of the curve.

"We're really excited about the steps that Dougherty has already taken. The strategic plan, really looking at what the needs are for the community, [not only looking at] what the business needs [are] but also what the students need as well," said Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle.

Officials say 98% of students who go through the academy go on to start jobs or post-secondary school.