Thomasville Times Enterprise

June 21, 2012

SWAA sets voter registration drive

Staff report
cnhi.com

THOMASVILLE — Southwest Georgia Technical College’s (SWGTC) Social Work Assistant Association (SWAA) students are getting right to the point when it comes to the importance of voter registration for the upcoming election. Students will be hosting a voter registration drive on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cherokee Lake (Pavilion #1) in Thomasville, GA.

At the Drive SWAA students will be signing up individuals to vote, as well as educating them on the importance of voting, no matter which candidate they choose.

“It is important students understand that ‘need assessments’ are done by social workers, but funds are allocated by the government. If you do not register, you do not vote, and if there is a need; how are you ever going to change anything. The first step is to register and the second step is to vote for your needs. A day late, a dollar short, and in our line of work we simply cannot afford to be short on change,” Londa Wilson, Social Work assistant program instructor.

These students decided to host the Drive in order to increase the number of voters in the local community. Their goal is to get individuals, especially young adults, involved in the election process and help them to better understand the importance utilizing their right to vote. Refreshments will be served to individuals who register at the event.

For more information on the Registration Drive or the Social Work Assistant program, contact Wilson at lwilson@southwestgatech.edu or (229) 227-3212.

SWGTC offers more than 80 certificate, diploma, and degree programs. Many of these programs provide training for some of the nation’s fastest-growing career fields including Nursing, Automotive Technology, Clinical Laboratory Technology, and Criminal Justice Technology. More information may be obtained by calling 229-225-4096 or by logging onto www.southwestgatech.edu.

Fall Semester begins Aug. 21.