Funding used to lower college dropout rate

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News 12 This Morning/ Tuesday, July 8, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW)-- Last week, Governor Deal gave $2.7 million of the 2015 state budget to the Complete College Initiative.

The program is designed to keep students who attend technical college from dropping out of school.

At Augusta Tech, President Terry Elam says they're using the money to make sure students stay on track.

"Augusta Tech has decided to have it's own success agenda. One of the jobs that was funded was a navigator position. That's a person to help students through the advisement project," Elam said.

Elam says the program is a step in the right direction for making sure every student can be successful.

"We're trying to create more graduates in the state of Georgia. The goal is to increase exponentially the number of students who complete post-secondary education in Georgia," Elam said.