COVINGTON, Ga. - Rahim Charania, president of Three Ring Studios (TRS), announced a special scholarship, exclusively for students in Newton and Rockdale County to attend Georgia State University (GSU) Thursday night during a special information session held at Springfield Baptist Church, in Conyers.
“College is expensive,” Charania, who graduated from GSU, said. “We’re going to help and we’re not the only ones. Businesses across the world are going to help.”
Charania said he is excited for the endless opportunities that are going to become available with the development of TRS.
“Your children are going to graduate and go to college on my dime, as many as I can put through,” he said.
Newton County School System (NCSS) Superintendent Samantha Furhey said the scholarships are a great opportunity for local students. The graduating class of 2017 totaled $30 million in scholarships.
“I’m looking forward to learn more about it,” she said.
Furhey said the school system is working to make sure its students are prepared to the job opportunities that are going to become available.
“We’ve expanded our STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) opportunities, we go all the way down to kindergarten with STEM, which helps with the engineering model and the problem solving,” she said. “Our college and career academy is equipped with video programing and production.”
She said right now, NCSS is focusing on learning what the need are and how they can fill those needs.
“The good thing is that we’re very flexible because we want all of our kids to have all the opportunities that they deserve and we want to make sure we’re preparing them for those choices,” she said.
In other news, TRS also announced the date for its job fair, in partnership with Congressman Jody Hice, Newton, Morgan, Jasper and Walton Economic Development Offices. Set for Sept. 21 at Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s (GPTC’s) Newton Campus, located at 8100 Bobby Williams Parkway, in Covington, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More than 50 businesses are expected to be represented at the fair with anywhere from 3,000 to 4,000 job openings available. For more information, visit www.selectnewton.com.