In addition to building a comprehensive digital badging ecosystem, the SCC Grant has supported the development of “Fast Track” and “Industry Ready” programs in healthcare, manufacturing, and IT. These materials are fully accessible to the public via the repository that is linked to this webpage.
In 2021 and 2022, the grant funded the purchase of VR headsets, VR forklift simulators, and other instructional technology to sustain several of the grant’s outcomes. We have partnered with TransfrVR, Bluworkz, Nearpod, Articulate 360, Vyond, and others to provide TCSG students with cutting edge instructional materials.
Students enrolled in a grant-funded “Fast Track” program experience job-ready training in a matter of weeks. Training typically combines a self-paced focus on soft skills, engaging didactic materials, embedded industry credentials, and hands-on exposure to job expectations via industry partnerships and virtual reality technology.
An ongoing success story coming out of Savannah Tech has been the school’s partnership with the Heroes Make America program at nearby Fort Stewart. The program supports service members who are transitioning to civilian life by providing Fast Track certification in manufacturing and logistics career pathways. The program enjoys a near 100% placement rate, with program graduates earning on average $25-30 per hour in entry- and mid-level roles in the field. Recent HMA graduate Fernando Gonzalez found an exciting opportunity at Cargill, a global food corporation, as an operations manager. The HMA program helped Mr. Gonzalez with a smooth transition from the military: “manufacturing is a crucial industry… it has incredible opportunities at all skill levels. You still deal with people; you still deal with some type of chain of command. You have goals for the day, week, quarter. In the military, we talk about missions, and that’s still what we do here.”