AGCO Corporation has donated $75,000 to Gwinnett Tech’s Legacy of Lives Campaign to support expansion of the college’s Bioscience Technology program. The funds will be used to underwrite a second, full-time Bioscience faculty member, making it possible to increase enrollment in this program. This faculty member will also play a vital role as a liaison to the region’s growing bioscience and environmental sustainability communities.
With corporate offices in Duluth, AGCO is a global, full-line agricultural equipment manufacturer creating more efficient and environmentally sustainable equipment and innovative processes to support the worldwide farming community.
Martin Richenhagen, Chairman, President and CEO, AGCO Corporation, and President Sharon Bartels,
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“We at AGCO feel that the educational work at Gwinnett Technical College is a good match for AGCO, where we strive to provide high-tech solutions to help feed the world,” says Martin Richenhagen, Chairman, President and CEO, AGCO Corporation. “The students in this program will take a very active role in finding solutions to support an ever increasing world population.”
As a member of the Georgia Innovation Crescent Regional Partnership, Gwinnett Tech was one of the first education providers to detect a need for skilled workers in the life and biosciences arena. The college’s Bioscience Technology program supports the development of life sciences companies currently located in Georgia and those looking to relocate to Georgia. This program has seen tremendous growth and outstanding job placement in high paying careers.
The Bioscience Technology program prepares graduates to perform a number of biotechnology related careers, including laboratory research, and provided the skills to work in sophisticated biotechnology manufacturing settings. Gwinnett Tech offers an associate degree option in bioscience technology, which can be completed in about two years. Other bioscience options at Gwinnett Tech include certificate programs for the Bioscience Environmental Laboratory Technologist and Bioscience Regulatory Assurance Technologist.
For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.