Georgia Cyber Center holds orientation

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - A historic day in higher education in Augusta. The new Cyber Center downtown held its orientation Thursday.

Over 300 students were in attendance for orientation.  Each student received one of these swag bags with t-shirts and material about their new program. 

AU's President Keel and President Elam of Augusta Tech were in attendance to greet students.

Students then received a tour of the facility and their new classrooms. 

They also had a chance to learn more about  internships and jobs opportunities available to them in the field of cyber security. 

I spoke with one senior student who will have about what he's looking forward to from today's orientation.

"Just to try and learn the building, I haven't been here before, I missed the first orientation while I was at work. So here I'll be able to see what they have to offer us here in the building. I have all of my classes in here so I'll be spending all of my time here," says David Johnson.

Students also got a chance to test out the new shuttle and transportation system that will bring them to the Cyber Center.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal also made an appearance via Skype to congratulate students. 

Their first day of classes will begin on next Wednesday. 

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