The industrial systems program at Savannah Technical College will host an open house at the Liberty Campus from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. The campus is at 100 Technology Drive in Hinesville.
A news release from the school said industrial systems is a career for those interested in tinkering with and maintaining machinery, or producing and manufacturing with their hands. Georgia employment in this field, which is also called industrial maintenance, is expected to grow by 8 percent during the next decade. Savannah Tech offers the program at the Liberty and Savannah campuses.
Students learn skills in several areas, including electronics, industrial wiring, motors, controls, program logic controllers, instrumentation, fluid power, mechanical, pumps and piping, and computers. Virtually any manufacturing industry in Georgia, including automotive, carpet, flooring, beverage, pharmaceuticals and heavy equipment, has a constant demand for this type of skilled technician.
For more information, such as graduation rates and the median debt of students who completed the program, go to www.savannahtech.edu.
As one of the strategic industries in Georgia, diploma students who qualify for a HOPE grant and are enrolled in industrial systems may be eligible for the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant to receive additional financial aid.
For more information about manufacturing training at STC’s Liberty or Savannah campuses, go to http://www.savannahtech.edu/IndustrialSystems%20or contact Secene Dorsey firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-443-5859. Application deadline for the 2016 fall semester is Aug. 5.