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Covington to offer 10 full scholarships for Georgia Tech LEAP program

COVINGTON, Ga. – The City of Covington is offering potential life-changing opportunities for 10 dedicated individuals looking for new employment or the opportunity to advance their current career.

Ten scholarships for Georgia Tech’s Logistics Education and Pathways program will be awarded by the Covington City Council at an upcoming council meeting. The LEAP program is an online certification program for those interested in increasing their knowledge in logistics. This augmented knowledge can help graduates secure a job in the logistics field or help those who currently hold a logistics-related job advance their career.

With one LEAP session already complete, City officials are anxious to start seeing returns on the investment the City has made in the program and individuals have made in themselves.

“This is a two-way street,” said Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston. “The city has invested a large sum of money in helping train motivated individuals, but we need those individuals to step up, complete the course and then take the next step and start looking for employment opportunities.

“I have had the pleasure of meeting many of the recent graduates and I am confident they have the motivation and now the education to get on the path to success.”

Those interested in securing one of the 10 scholarships are asked to write a one-page essay detailing why they deserve to be chosen for the scholarship. Letters should be mailed to City Hall to Mayor Ronnie Johnston’s attention, at PO Box 1527 Covington, Georgia 30015. The deadline to submit a letter is April 13.

In addition to the 10 scholarships being offered, interested parties can still sign up for one of 40 remaining class spots. The cost for admission is typically $300, but the City of Covington and Newton County have teamed to subsidize the tuition to just $50 for participants.

“I would like to thank Newton County, the Covington Newton Chamber, the Newton County School system and office of Economic Development for partnering with us as we continue offering opportunities to move this community and its people forward,” Johnston said.