Brenau President Ed Schrader and Gwinnett Technical College Dean of Business and Art & Design Jermain Whirl signed an enhanced articulation agreement on Dec. 18.
The legal document provides a pathway for graduates of the two-year school to matriculate into Brenau classes. “This is really what the new world of education is about,” Schrader said. “It’s combining institutions that have access to students who may not have had access to higher education though a four-year channel and helping them come here and succeed.”
According to Kipler Personal Finance, Georgia is home to the fourth fastest growing job market in the nation. As Whirl notes, a majority of those emerging opportunities require well-trained college graduates.
“It’s important for us to create partnerships,” he said, “so we can grow the graduating classes that will provide the workforce needs.”