The Technical College System of Georgia, in association with the national Stay-in-School initiative, presents a twelve-episode, 30-minute television series: Road Trip.
Each episode features a story line that follows two career counselors at the fictitious Callaway High School as they attempt to slow their county's alarming dropout rate and expose their students the rewards of education by taking them on visits to Georgia's technical colleges.
Thirty-four technical colleges and three Board of Regents colleges with technical divisions are featured in the series. Viewers join the counselors and students as they hit the road and learn about the technical colleges and their most popular, ground-breaking programs.
To create Road Trip the cameras of West Georgia Technical College's video production studio visited all 37 campuses and spoke to students, instructors, administrators and community leaders about the importance of staying in school and the rewards of a college education. Featured among the wide variety of college courses are those in the up-and-coming, high-demand fields of health care, biotechnology, aerospace, energy and the environment, agribusiness, and transportation.
Some not-so-ordinary programs are profiled as well. On a trip to the motorsports technology program at Lanier Technical College, the Road Trip audience gets behind the wheel of a NASCAR speedster on the race track at Road Atlanta. At Savannah Tech, they see a video-simulation exercise where criminal justice students chase and apprehend bank robbers. In later episodes they learn about giving a land tortoise an ovariohysterectomy during a veterinary technician class at Athens Technical College then map open farm land via satellite with the Geographic Information Systems program at Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro.
Each episode of Road Trip is a self-contained story that opens doors for middle and high school students to the new and exciting opportunities offered by Georgia's technical colleges.
Take the Road Trip and learn why staying in school is worth the ride.