SIFT Institute, in partnership with Dover Training Institute, has been authorized as a continuing education institute since 1999 by the State of Georgia Nonpublic Post-secondary Education Commission (“GNPEC”). In addition, we have received authorization from the Department of Veteran Affairs allowing veterans to use their G. I. Bill to cover the cost of their tuition and fees.
Dover Training Institute has demonstrated the ability to meet criteria for academic and financial standard set for by GNPEC. Information about the approval agency is listed below:
Why was GNPEC Created?
The Georgia Nonpublic Post-secondary Education Commission (GNPEC) was established by legislation enacted in 1990. GNPEC operations began in 1991, and the first Commission members were appointed in 1992. Prior to the creation of GNPEC, the Georgia Department of Education was responsible for the regulation of non-degree-granting schools (under the Proprietary School Act) and degree-granting schools (under the Post-secondary Educational Authorization Act). Under the 1990 Act, these earlier statutes were repealed and regulatory authority was consolidated with the Commission.
The primary purpose for GNPEC is to ensure each authorized college or school is educationally sound and financially stable. Specifically, GNPEC works to 1) assure prospective and enrolled students that the program of study and supporting elements of the institutions meet minimum standards, 2) assure prospective employers that institutions have been vetted for providing graduates with appropriate job skills, 3) assure the general public, federal agencies, and other state agencies that programs meet minimum standards.
NONPUBLIC POST SECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION
2082 EAST EXCHANGE PLACE
TUCKER, GEORGIA 30084-5305
Office: (770) 414-3300
Fax: (770) 414-3309 (FAX)
Office Hours: 8:30-4:30 (Monday to Friday)
About our partner, TD Ameritade U
TD Ameritrade U is the award-winning educational program* that gives students free access to paperMoney®―a virtual account in the always-innovating thinkorswim® trading platform. Designed by traders, this easy-to-integrate program helps you better prepare students to enter the real world of finance with a powerful understanding of both theory and practice.
Learning through experience―it’s what works best for students and it’s the goal of SIFT Institute and TD Ameritrade U. This one-of-a-kind educational program, in which students virtually trade using paperMoney® in the thinkorswim® platform, allows you to illustrate the theories we teach in class in a way that lectures and textbooks can’t match. And SIFT instructors can incorporate practical stratigies in real time, via the Thinkorswim platform, into classroom easily and at no cost.
*TD Ameritrade U won “Special Achievement―Educational Initiative” for bringing trading to the classroom, 2015 Benzinga Fintech Awards.
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