ALBANY, GEORGIA – Albany Technical College’s Adult Education program has chosen the 2018 delegate for Albany Technical College for the Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) competition. Damario Taylor will serve as this coming year’s delegate.
A native of Albany, Georgia, Damario Taylor began his journey at Albany Tech in June of this year, earning his GED® in August. He is currently enrolled in Albany Tech’s Industrial Operations Technician technical certificate program with a goal of obtaining employment with Procter and Gamble while working on his associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
Residing with his parents and younger sisters, Taylor has overcome many obstacles on his journey. When he dropped out of high school at the age of 16, he ran away from home for two years and found himself with the wrong crowd. Deciding this was not the life he wanted for himself, he returned home to Albany looking for a job, but realized that without a high school diploma or GED®, that was impossible. A friend recommended he enroll in Albany Tech’s GED® program.
“When I first enrolled, I was behind, but the teachers and even other students took the time to help me,” said Taylor. “Because of their help, I passed the GED® test on my first try. The GED® program at Albany Tech gave me all the support I needed with convenient class hours and excellent instructors. They seemed to really care and want me to succeed. It’s amazing how much that little piece of paper can change your life.”
Taylor credits Albany Tech’s GED® program with pushing him further and opening up doors for him that he didn’t know existed. “Now when I talk to people, I no longer say I’m a high school dropout,” said Taylor, “I say I am an Albany Tech graduate with a job waiting on him and want to encourage anyone who has dropped out of school to not wait, just do it.”
Taylor will represent Albany Tech at the Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) 2018 EAGLE competition during the month of March with an opportunity to compete for the state winner title.
America’s Home Place has constructed a playhouse to raffle off on December 18th to one lucky family. Tickets will be sold until December 18, and all proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to the Karrick family. The Karricks are a family of 11 with 7 special needs children. Family and the magic of Christmas are so special and just one of the many things we love about this time of year. Santa will be at the Building Center the day of the event to read a book and talk to the children about their Christmas wish lists.
Stop by Sleep Number now through December 16 for Networking Appreciation Week. Exclusive offers for Chamber members.
Lake Blackshear Corporate Christmas Party
December 16, 2017
7 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Call Angelia at 229-401-1212 for reservations.
Enjoy specials all month long at Radiance Anti-Aging & Body Sculpting, located at 2416 Westgate Dr., Albany.
Who: Aspire Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Services
What: Job Fair
When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Where: Aspire’s Administrative Offices, 1120 West Broad Avenue, Suite C-5, Albany, GA 31701
Why: We are hiring! Aspire is looking for you! We are hiring full and part time positions in our service area. Come by the job fair, meet staff and discuss job openings, qualifications and responsibilities. Come join our ASPIRE TEAM!!!
We are hiring:
• Health Service Technicians
• Supported Living Assistants
Aspire BHDD Services offers a competitive compensation and benefits package as well as a robust Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
Aspire BHDD Services is a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) participating provider site. The NHSC offers financial and other support to primary care providers and sites in underserved communities.
Register by November 30 for the Financial Empowerment Workshop on December 7 at Albany MicroBusiness Center.
Making Albany Better: Community Organizing 101
Friendship Baptist Church
Saturday, November 4 at noon – 3 p.m.
Join us for our last Better Business Brunch of the quarter. Please RSVP by November 3 by calling 229-420-4600.