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Education Notebook: Helms Career Institute lowers tuition in Macon, Milledgeville

Helms Career Institute has lowered tuition by an average of 20 percent starting in the 2015 winter quarter, which begins in January.

The new tuition rates apply to all Helms Career Institute programs in Macon and Milledgeville, including programs leading to career certification as a surgical technician, medical assistant, medical administrative assistant, pharmacy technician, patient care technician or massage therapist, according to a news release.

The programs of Helms Career Institute operated under the American Professional Institute until its purchase by Goodwill in 2013. Helms Career Institute has campuses in Macon at 3076 Riverside Drive, Suite 700, and Milledgeville at 2400 North Columbia Street.

CENTRAL HIGH GETS FILM EQUIPMENT

Central High School recently received a grant package including computer and camera equipment valued at $25,000.

The package, from ESE Networks, will complement the school’s film studio. The equipment can be used both in the studio and in the field as a “studio in a box,” according to a Bibb County schools news release.

“The equipment will help students stream and archive sporting events, concerts, meetings, training sessions and more,” the release states.

MIDSTATE TEACHERS RECEIVE GEORGIA POWER GRANT

Several midstate educators have been recognized among 42 new teachers statewide to receive a $1,000 New Teacher Assistance Grant from Georgia Power.

Those teachers include: Caroline Lane of Feagin Mill Middle School in Warner Robins, Timothy Wiggs of Monroe County Middle School, Benjamin Reese of Warner Robins Middle School, Tamarkis Taylor of T.G. Scott Elementary School in Forsyth, Tyler Mimbs of East Laurens Elementary School and Thomas Fuller of Wilcox County Middle School.

Georgia Power has awarded a total of $327,000 in individual grants to more than 300 new teachers since the program launched in 2004, according to a news release. The company awards the grants each year to provide the state’s newest teachers with funds to purchase supplies and start their classroom careers.

Grant recipients, which include pre-kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school teachers, are encouraged to use the funds to purchase items such as books, educational CDs or DVDs, computers, projectors or other supplies to enhance their classrooms, the release states.

Telegraph writers Jennifer Burk and Jeremy Timmerman contributed to this report.

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