AIKEN, S.C. (December 12, 2023) — Savannah River Mission Completion (SRMC), the liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS), has donated $5,000 to the scholarship fund for the Augusta Technical College (ATC) Adult Education Program.
The donation will be used in the Adult Education Program to help students financially who have to take the General Education Diploma (GED) test. GED testing is a computer-based high school equivalency exam and is readily available at Augusta Technical College. ATC offers in-person and online testing formats for people interested in attaining a GED diploma.
SRMC President and Program Manager Dave Olson said that the program at ATC prepares individuals for potential employment opportunities at SRS and other companies in the region with job openings to fill.
“We realize that not all people are high school graduates, and some of them may need financial assistance to obtain a diploma,” Olson said. “Individuals with a GED diploma are better able to compete for jobs in the labor force. SRMC encourages everyone to achieve the best and highest education available to them, which would help them qualify for more opportunities and better paying jobs.”
ATC President Jermaine Whirl said that he appreciates the partnerships with companies like SRMC that are eager to help prepare students for entry into the workforce.
“The GED test is offered in English and Spanish, and with SRMC’s donation, we will continue building this program for adults who did not finish high school but have a desire to obtain a diploma,” Whirl said. “SRMC’s scholarship funding may be just what someone needs to cover the cost of testing for the GED.”
SRMC comprises parent company BWX Technologies, Inc. with partners Amentum and Fluor. Its team brings the capabilities necessary to accelerate cleanup at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site through safe nuclear operations, optimized and integrated mission execution, and strong corporate governance.
Savannah River Mission Completion President and Program Manager Dave Olson (left) presents a $5,000 scholarship donation to Augusta Technical College Dean of Adult Education Angela Moseley, and President Dr. Jermaine Whirl to help fund the school’s Adult Education Program.