Georgia College receives grant for technology

Georgia College & State University has received a $1.5 million grant to establish an initiative to develop ways to use technology to improve lives.

The grant, from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will help develop a neighborhood center for training, sharing and supporting technological innovations, according to a news release.

“Milledgeville leaders recognize that citizens’ use of digital technologies will be the key to moving Milledgeville/Baldwin County from an economy based on state jobs to a workforce that is competitive in the knowledge economy,” Beverly Blake, Knight program director for Columbus, Macon and Milledgeville, said in the release.

The University System of Georgia’s Digital Innovation Group, housed at Georgia College, will facilitate the project, called “Milledgeville Community Connections: Digital Bridges ... Bringing People Together.”

“Knowledge and information from across the globe that is readily accessible through the Internet is a key to our community’s education and economic growth,” Georgia College President Dorothy Leland said in the release.