The Gwinnett County Police Department is investigating a series of reports, filed by students, stating they have received fake diplomas from their school. The school used the name New Life Technical Academy and was operated by a married couple, 43-year-old Stanley Jean and 35-year-old Yessica Jean.
The investigation revealed there is a real, accredited school by the name New Life Technical Academy in Hapeville but the school operated by Stanley and Yessica Jean is not accredited; they are not affiliated and used the school name without permission. Yessica Jean worked for the real school in 2012.
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The new Winder campus on Austin Road will be ready to be showcased in January. See inside the facility in the photo gallery below.
By ZAC TAYLOR
With keys now in hand although work is still under way on the new Lanier Technical College campus in Barrow County, Winder Campus Dean Lisa Maloof is already giving sneak-peak tours of the facility capable of serving 1,000 students.
As Welding and Joining instructor Tom Rieger had several students assist in moving in some of his department supplies into the large new welding lab with 22 booths, the students beamed with pride at the new learning facilities they will soon occupy. It includes a robotic welder like the one at the nearby Caterpillar plant in Bogart.
Among them was Evan Lucky, a student who has already secured a job at RAI USA in Athens. He is among Rieger’s students who are in demand at companies including Kubota, Caterpillar and R&R in Watkinsville.
The just-under 69,000-square-foot building, which completes the Barrow County Workforce Development Campus just south of Highway 316 along with the schools system’s Sims Academy of Innovation and Technology next door, is set to open in January.
The new campus includes an automotive department “classroom” complete with nine vehicle bays and a fully-functional alignment setup. The room, which is multiple levels and includes space for a number of other projects, like HVAC repair as well. The career academy will be partnering with the college with automotive and many other programs as a means of getting students ready for careers in the region.
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