Warner Robins, Ga. – The tools to success for an increasing number of women at Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) are changing; a group of women enrolled in non-traditional career paths are encouraging their gender to put down its stethoscopes and stationery and exchange them for torches and razors.
As a part of Aerospace, Trade and Industry programs including, Welding and Joining Technology, Barbering, and Aircraft Structural Technology, three women from different ages and backgrounds are forming a collective that is discovering new talents and exercising them in career path programs not usually pursued by their gender. Read More
May 31, 2018
Warner Robins, Ga. – Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) Industrial Maintenance Dual Enrollment students at the Houston County Career Academy (HCCA) took part in a Manufacturing Signing Day event last week, committing their futures to full-time work at Frito-Lay, and the pursuit of associate’s degrees as industrial mechanics.
At the event, seven students signed a letter of intent with the snack foods company located in Perry, bridging the next phase of a collaboration to address local workforce needs. Read More
May 29, 2018
Warner Robins, Ga. – Central Georgia Technical College’s (CGTC) Aerospace, Trade and Industry program recently completed an agreement with Perdue Farms to offer an industrial systems apprenticeship program, and now the search is on to fill these positions with qualified candidates in middle Georgia.
On June 7 and 8, 2018 Perdue Farms and CGTC will host two, pre-screening events for qualified candidates on the Macon and Warner Robins campuses, respectively. Perdue Farms representatives are seeking qualified individuals with prior mechanical capabilities. Read More
May 9, 2018
Macon, Ga. – Few parents and their teenage children are aware of the educational path available to high school students that can have them earn a high school diploma by only attending college in what would be their junior and senior years. In May, Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) prepares to see it first graduate of this program, just as the distinctive route is starting to take shape.
Georgia Senate Bill 2 (SB2), known as the High School Postsecondary Graduation Option (HSPGO), Read More
May 8, 2018
Warner Robins, Ga. – Student nurses at Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) put their final hours of clinicals behind them last week, and now look ahead to graduation as the College’s first Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree cohort.
“We all learned a lot through this, and we maintain high hopes that each of these students will continue on to be the great nurses we know they are,” said program chair, Jessica Willcox, whom the College hired in 2014 along with a small group of instructors to see the Registered Nursing (RN) program hit the ground. Read More
May 3, 2018
Warner Robins, Ga. – Criminal Justice instructor, Dr. Cheronie Blunt, recently garnered a pair of awards being named Houston County’s 2018 General Educator of the Year by the Council for Exceptional Children, for her instruction in Central Georgia Technical College’s (CGTC) Dual Enrollment program at the Houston County Career Academy (HCCA), and HCCA’s 2018 Teacher of the Year.
Regarded by HCCA principal Sabrina Phelps, to be a believer in the importance of instructing her students on career planning and value of understanding all people, Read More
April 27, 2018
Warner Robins, Ga. – A distance education college ranking resource website recently determined Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) to be Top-10 in the nation for its service to non-traditional career students and other special populations at large.
OnlineColleges.com found the sustained resources and early interventions of the Special Populations Office of the College to be crucial in determining its ranking. The ranking included reported data for distance education learners.
“CGTC makes our list for the features it offers to Special Populations — Read More
April 27, 2018
Warner Robins, Ga. – A Northside High School student earned honorable mention recognition in the 2018 Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) student art design contest. Governor Nathan Deal and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) recognized Eagles senior, Michael Busselle, during the MAW Governor’s Awards Luncheon on April 12, 2018 at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta.
Alongside other Georgia primary and secondary school winners and, Busselle and his peers learned about the impact of manufacturing on the state’s economy, Read More
April 19, 2018
Macon, Ga. – In less than a month, Lyncetta Coleman will be one of many Barbering program students to walk across the stage at graduation, but in March, she was the first program student to test her abilities at the SkillsUSA Georgia barbering competition for Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC).
As one of only two females in her cohort, she said she was thrilled to carry the clippers for both gender and program to compete in the student skills organization’s first barbering events. Read More
April 13, 2018
Warner Robins, Ga. – Dr. Vernard Hodges, a local veterinarian and entrepreneur, spoke at a session of the Raising Expectations of Achievement (REACH) program on the Warner Robins campus this week.
Sharing from his book titled, “Bet on Yourself: From Zero to Millions,” the former CGTC board of directors member, gave tips to those in attendance on how to improve their individual financial and life situations through self-assuredness. He spoke on overcoming his life’s challenges and the mentors in his life. Read More
April 5, 2018