Bailey Griggs, ITA Program
Bailey Griggs of Tattnall County decided to apply to the Aviation Maintenance Technology Associate Degree Program with Savannah Technical College. Once accepted into the program, Bailey applied for WIOA assistance. Throughout the program, Bailey worked part-time while attending school full-time. Bailey maintained an outstanding GPA and made the Dean’s List multiple times. Bailey graduated with Honors and was awarded an Associate of Applied Science in Aviation Maintenance Technology. Bailey has been an absolute pleasure to work with, and he shares his story below:
“I am a recent graduate of the Aviation Maintenance Technology Associate Degree Program from Savannah Technical College and a newly FAA licensed Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic. I have been a recipient of WIOA funds and being a part of this program has been an exceptional experience. Although the application process was lengthy, it was well worth it. This program has helped me develop skills and prepared me to enter the workforce. The funds from WIOA have assisted me in completing my education on time and released much of the financial burden from my family and me. Through being a WIOA recipient, I was able to pay my way through college without incurring any student debt. Without the help of WIOA, I would have had to take out loans or work an additional job. My case manager at JTU was amazing. She answered questions promptly and tried to work around my schedule. All the staff I encountered from JTU were professional, polite, and willing to help with any issues. I am very thankful for the support I received through JTU and WIOA, and I would recommend the program to anyone!” Congratulations, Bailey! We are so proud of you and your accomplishments.