CGTC Awarded U.S. Department of Labor Grant for Workplace Safety and Health Training

Warner Robins, Ga. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced in a recent press release the award of $9.3 million in Susan Harwood federal safety and health training grants to 74 nonprofit organizations nationwide including, Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC). The College received $163,781 in funding under the grant’s Capacity Building Developmental designation for OSHA training to small businesses.
Under the grant, CGTC – the only technical college in Georgia to receive funds – proposed to establish a Regional Safety Training Center to deliver OSHA training to small businesses in its eleven-county service area. Read More

October 16, 2018


Central Georgia Technical College Announces Summer Semester 2018 President’s Honor Roll

Warner Robins, Ga. – Dr. Ivan Allen, president of Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC), announced recently that the following area students were named to the Central Georgia Technical College President’s Honor Roll for Summer Semester 2018.
To qualify, students must be in Academic Good Standing, earn a semester-based grade point average of 4.0 with an earned course load of at least 12 credit hours for the semester, and earn a work ethics grade of “2” or higher for each course completed. Read More

October 8, 2018


Meet CGTC’s 68-year-old Golden GED® Graduate Award Recipient

Warner Robins – Sixty-eight years old is better late than never to start telling the truth; that’s why, Thomas Shepler, of Vienna, Ga., pursued his GED® and now represents Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) as one of two 2018 Golden GED® Graduates of the Year for Georgia.
“I have been lying on job applications for 50 years and I finally wanted to be truthful on one of those things,” Shepler said, to a roar of laughs by the audience after the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) named him the winner at the 2018 Adult Education Fall Conference and GED® Awards in September. Read More

October 4, 2018


CGTC Leads Technical College System in Graduates for Fifth Year

Warner Robins, Ga. – The 2017-2018 Academic Year marks the fifth consecutive year that Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) surpassed 3,000 total graduates, according to state data, becoming the only technical college in Georgia to achieve this benchmark from academic years’ 2014-2018. The College also set a record by conferring 660 associate degrees in AY 2018, the highest number since consolidating with the former Middle Georgia Technical College in 2013.
The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) recently released the Graduates and Placement Academic Year 2018 results gathered by its Data, Read More

September 27, 2018


Cosmetology Program at CGTC Organizes Yard Sale Fundraiser for Veterans

Macon, Ga. – Continuing in its tradition of fall fundraisers for community organizations, the Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) Cosmetology program is putting together a yard sale benefitting Macon’s Homeport Veterans Transition Home. The event is October 6, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the home.
The yard sale is the main draw of multiple fundraisers that will include a bake sale, car wash, and hot dog sale. A military boot seeking a donation from campus faculty, Read More

September 25, 2018


First-Ever Scholarship at Georgia VECTR Center Awarded to Veteran

Warner Robins, Ga. – Adding financial resources for education to its one-stop-shop for veterans, the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource (VECTR) Center presented its first-ever scholarship last week to a former Army officer.
In a brief ceremony, the Center awarded the General Alfred G. Hansen Scholarship to James Harris, a Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program student for his exhibition of leadership, academic achievement, and adherence to military core values.
“His instructor nominated Mr. Read More

September 17, 2018


Event Sponsors BB&T and Kumho Tire Lead Community Support for CGTC Foundation’s Race for Education

Warner Robins, Ga. – Ahead of its 9th Annual Race for Education 5k and Obstacle Run on Saturday, September 8, 2018, the Central Georgia Technical College Foundation announced its sponsors for the event. BB&T and Kumho Tire are event sponsors this year and lead a strong group of community organizations and companies committed to supporting the College’s Adult Education Division (AED).
Additional sponsors at the platinum level include, Robins Financial Credit Union; the gold level includes, Read More

August 31, 2018


Dual Enrollment Instructors at CGTC Named Semifinalist for $1 Million Cash Prize for Programs at Houston County Career Academy

Warner Robins, Ga. – Harbor Freight Tools for Schools, an initiative of the California-based company’s foundation, recently named three instructors in Central Georgia Technical College’s (CGTC) Aerospace, Trade and Industry Division as finalists for its 2018 Prize for Teaching Excellence.
As part of a team of trade instructors for the Houston County Career Academy (HCCA), the selection places the three CGTC instructors in the running for a share of $1 million in cash prizes amongst a field of six in Georgia and 52 nationwide. Read More

August 23, 2018


Aviation Maintenance Program at CGTC Welcomes First Female Instructor

Warner Robins, Ga. – What came about as nothing more than a woman’s mechanical intuition, sparked a 17-year career in the male-dominated field of aviation maintenance (AVMT) for Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC)’s first female program instructor, Deanne Corbin.
Corbin, a former student at the College, started her journey through the Aerospace, Trade and Industry program in the late 90’s at CGTC in Macon. This happened just as the then, pre-merger, Middle Georgia Technical College Aviation Maintenance program in Warner Robins got off the ground. Read More

August 22, 2018


CGTC Cosmetology Alum Earns 1st Place at Las Vegas Competition, Gives Master Class to Students

Warner Robins, Ga. – Onstage in the auditorium of Central Georgia Technical College’s (CGTC) Warner Robins campus in mid-July, while wielding techniques for shears and clippers on a demo cut, former cosmetology student now master cosmetologist, Preston Werneth, professed there was a point in his life where he didn’t know if he was cut out for this career.
“I did not want to do feet, so I quit again,” Werneth said, to a room full of CGTC’s aspiring cosmetologists and barbers, Read More

August 7, 2018