Reps. Strickland, Rutledge, Welch and Douglas Support State Funding for Industrial Arts Building for Henry County’s Southern Crescent Technical College
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, January 22, 2016
Contact: Betsy Lynch
ATLANTA –State Representatives Brian Strickland (R-McDonough), Demetrius Douglas (D-Stockbridge), Dale Rutledge (R-McDonough), Andy Welch (R-Locust Grove) and Senator Rick Jeffares (R-McDonough), along with the support of the Henry County delegation as a whole, recently expressed support of Governor Nathan Deal’s FY2017 budget proposal, which allocates funding to Henry County’s Southern Crescent Technical College. Governor Deal’s 2017 Budget allocates $16.175 million in state dollars to match Henry County’s $6.5 to 5.5 million in SPLOST funds dedicated to construct a state-of-the-art industrial educational facility on the McDonough campus of the Southern Crescent Technical College.
“The Henry County campus of Southern Crescent is an invaluable resource in our community, providing education and technical training, which will result in a more skilled and competent workforce in our area and state,” said Rep. Welch. “Proper technical training is an asset to any community, and the entire state, but the development of the campus will also bring economic growth in the way of new jobs and increased interest to Henry County. As a result of the intense work of the entire Henry County delegation, Governor Nathan Deal has kept an important local campaign promise with the inclusion of these funds in the budget. I would like to thank Gov. Deal for making this a priority, as well as my colleagues in the General Assembly and our local leaders in Henry County for their support.”
Southern Crescent Technical College was formed in 2010 and serves roughly 10,000 students in the middle Georgia area. The Henry County campus was established in 2014 and offers 23 degree, diploma, and certificate programs in various fields.
For more information about Southern Crescent Technical College, please click here.
For more information about Governor Deal’s FY2017 budget proposal, please click here.
Representative Andrew Welch represents the citizens of District 110, which includes portions of Butts, Henry, and Newton Counties. He was elected into the House of Representatives in 2010, and currently serves as the Chairman to the Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety. He also serves on the Code Revision, Judiciary, Juvenile Justice, and Regulated Industries committees.