Madison Site

A-B Tech Madison Site
828-649-2947
4646 US Hwy 25-70, Marshall, NC 28753

 

Nestled in the heart of the mountains, the A-B Tech Madison Site serves residents of three counties as well as parts of eastern Tennessee.

The Madison Site is a full-service campus. Students may apply to the college, take the placement test (CPT), receive advising for curriculum programs, register and pay tuition for Curriculum/Continuing Education classes, obtain text books, prepare and test for GED, or enroll in a wide variety of Continuing Education classes for personal enrichment or job enhancement.

Director: Sherri Davis

Location: Off U.S. 25-70 in Marshall. It serves the residents of Madison, north Buncombe, and Yancey Counties, as well as areas of eastern Tennessee.

Madison County JobLink Career Center (located on Site) provides job seekers and employers free access to a variety of employment and training services.

GED enrollment is up, as well as the number of instructors and hours offered. The Site has now included GED testing.

Students and members of the community repeatedly tell the staff and instructors how thankful they are that A-B Tech provides classes and testing in Madison County.

 

Madison County Students Benefit from Golden LEAF Scholarships!

October 29, 2014

A-B Tech students awarded Golden LEAF Scholarships are, from left, Becky Gattis, Marvette Flasher and Ronnie Rager.

Five students from A-B Tech Community College received scholarships through the Golden LEAF Scholarship program for the North Carolina Community College System.  The Golden LEAF Scholarship program, designed to help North Carolinians attend the state’s community colleges, is funded through a $750,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation. 

The scholarship can be used for tuition, books, fees, supplies, transportation and childcare related to attending classes during the 2014-15 academic year, and industry-recognized credential testing expenses that address skill gaps upon course completion.  Eligible students must demonstrate financial need and reside in rural counties that are tobacco-dependent and/or economically distressed. Scholarships for both occupational and curriculum students are available during the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Students from Madison County who were awarded scholarships and their programs of study are Becky Gattis, Criminal Justice Technology; Marvette Flasher, Welding Technology; Ashley Kent, General Occupational Technology/Pre-Nursing; Crystal Arrington, Criminal Justice Technology and Ronnie Rager, Electrical Systems Technology. The total amount awarded to curriculum students for the fall semester is $3,462. 

To read the full article, please go to http://www.abtech.edu/news/tech-talk/a-b-tech-students-receive-golden-leaf-scholarships.

 

EXCITING NEWS!!!

ITV – Interactive Video is now available on the A-B Tech Madison site, allowing students the opportunity to take classes on the Asheville campus from the Madison site!  Students will sit in the classroom at Madison and watch the entire instructional component via real-time video from the Asheville Campus.  ITV technology allows the student the opportunity to ask questions, etc., during the class.  Courses offered via ITV are less likely to be cancelled!

A list of spring 2015 courses to be offered via ITV will be listed soon!  

 

 

 

 

 

 Need assistance completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?    If so, mark your calendar for Monday, October 13th and plan to attend a free drop-in workshop scheduled from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., here on the A-B Tech Madison Site.

 

 

 

 Golden Leaf

Golden LEAF Scholarship Programs  

Scholarships are available to students from qualifying counties, who demonstrate financial need, to help them attend college at a participating North Carolina community college. Madison County is a qualifying county for the Golden LEAF Scholarship Program. To apply, please contact Sherri Davis at 398-7701 or Leronica Casey at 398-7562.

Award Amount
Up to $750 per semester, including summer term, is available for curriculum students and up to $250 per semester for students enrolling in occupational programs. Awards can be applied toward tuition, fees, books, supplies at the community college where enrolled, transportation, child care expenses related to attending classes, and mid-skills credential testing upon course completion.

Golden LEAF Scholarships for Community College Transfer Students

Golden LEAF Scholarships are also available for community college transfer students, transferring to a participating 4-year college or university through a separate scholarship program. Visit CFNC.org/goldenleaf for more information on this program.

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The SECU Foundation has provided ten (10) $750 scholarships to students at each 58 North Carolina Community Colleges for 2014-2015.  A-B Tech Community College is one of those 58 colleges with scholarships!

The scholarships will go towards Short Term Training that leads to a State or National Certification and will be covered up to $750.00.  The textbooks, registration fees, supplies and certification fees will be covered for the following training:

  • A+ CompTIA Certification Prep
  • Basic Firefighter Indoctrination Training (BFIT)
  • Certified Logistics Technician
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Nurse Aide I & Nurse Aide II
  • Medication Aide
  • Ophthalmic Assistant

For more information, please contact Caroline Brigmon at carolinebbrigmon@abtech.edu or call 828-398-7936. 

 

H & R Block Budget Challenge

Everyone knows money doesn't grow on trees. At least they will if H&R Block has any say in it. By learning strong budgeting skills and fiscal discipline early, kids can gain the knowledge and confidence to manage their own financial future. Our free H&R Block Budget Challenge encourages students to learn personal finance in a fun, engaging way while competing against other classrooms and students for $3 million in classroom grants and student scholarships.

Money smarts + classroom grants + student scholarships = 1 challenge worth taking on!  It's fun. It's free. And students love it. Participants encounter real-world personal budgeting situations, problem-solving, and decision-making through an online simulation and accompanying lessons that meet national standards. With sessions October through April, teachers have six opportunities to participate.

H&R Block will award $3 million in classroom grants and scholarships throughout the competition including a $100,000 GRAND PRIZE SCHOLARSHIP. 

 

Student Business Incubator (SBI) Program

SBI is an extracurricular (non-credit) program designed to foster an entrepreneurial mindset while guiding students through the ideation, business creation, and business planning process.  Such opportunities for experiential learning are key in solidifying classroom instruction and can only improve the student learning experience. 

Student Business Incubator Program Highlights:

  • Students who reach key program milestones are currently eligible to receive up to $5,000.00 towards the development of their business.
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so students taking a minimum of 9 semester hours may apply at any time.
  • While in incubation, students receive work space (at Enka), access to office equipment, networking opportunities, vital counseling and guidance from SBC staff.
  • A maximum of five students will be allowed in the program at any time.

Students can learn more at one of two information sessions which will be held in the Holly Library, Room 121-122 on the Asheville campus.  These sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, September 30 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, October 1 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Interested students should complete an application and be prepared to undergo a competitive interviewing process.  Additionally, applicants will be required to present a structured summary of their business idea, along with a condensed business plan to a selection committee for review. 

For more information regarding this unique and exciting opportunity, please go to abtech.edu/sbi or contact SBC Program Developer, Diane Hendrickson, at dianehhendrickson@abtech.edu.

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