Georgia VECTR Center Helps Reset the Life of Homeless Veteran

Warner Robins, Ga. – The military or the country doesn’t owe Jeremy Steen anything; no express line at the Veterans Affairs office, no low-interest rate on a home, no bill for education, no free meal with proper identification.
In fact, before anyone knew about how his life spiraled downward after exiting the military in 2005, how he would lose his fiancé to cancer this year, his driver’s license to alcohol, his kids to instability and his home to his crumbling circumstance, Read More

November 13, 2018


13WMAZ Profiles Purple Heart Recipient Enrolled in CGTC HVAC Program at VECTR Center

Warner Robins, Ga. – Randy Wynn enlisted in the Marines at the cut-off age of 29, responding to an urge following attacks on 9/11 to serve and fight for his country. Now, the purple heart combat wounded medal recipient is the subject of a recent profile by local news outlet 13WMAZ.
Wynn is enrolled in the Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program housed at the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource (VECTR) Center. Read More

November 8, 2018


CGTC and MGA Sign Articulation Agreement for Early Childhood Care and Education Programs

Warner Robins, Ga. – Qualified Early Childhood Care and Education program graduates from Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) are now eligible to transfer credit into select courses at Middle Georgia State University (MGA).
Under the new articulation agreement, qualified graduates from CGTC’s Early Childhood Education associates degree program will be eligible to transfer major requirements as candidates entering the Bachelor of Science in Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Special Education at MGA.
“The agreement creates a new pathway for students who are dedicated to continuing their personal development so they can have a positive impact on the educational system in Georgia,” said Jay Kramer dean of Public Safety and Professional Services at CGTC.  Read More

November 2, 2018


Military Times ranks CGTC ‘Best for Vets’

Warner Robins, Ga.  – Military Times announced its Best for Vets: Colleges 2019 rankings this week and Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) once again finds itself among the nation’s top military-serving institutions.
At No. 19 on the list, CGTC moves up four spots from the 2018 rankings in the Career and Technical College category. Overall, the Military Times had roughly 500 colleges compete for the recognition, naming 208 in four categories to its ninth annual rankings. Read More

October 25, 2018


CGTC Receives Federal Grant to Help Veterans and Families Fill Truck Driver Demand

Warner Robins, Ga. – A grant recently awarded to Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) from the U.S. Department of Transportation‘s (USDOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), through its Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training (CMVOST) Grant program, will soon help local veterans fill a much-needed void in the country’s economy, tuition-free.
$111,247 in funding will become scholarships to veterans at the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource (VECTR) Center, which under the operation of CGTC, Read More

October 23, 2018


More than 600 Job Seekers Attend CGTC Career Fair

Macon, Ga. – Several of middle Georgia’s top employers met with more than 600 job seekers at Central Georgia Technical College’s (CGTC) 2018 Fall Academic and Career Fair this week hosted on the Macon campus.
Desna Toliver, the director of Career Services, said that despite long lines forming for some employers, representatives from companies and colleges informed her they were pleased with the turnout, patience, and commitment by all involved. On behalf of Career Services, Toliver extends her gratitude for the strong participation. Read More

October 18, 2018


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


Hurricane Michael Weather Update

Central Georgia Technical College is closely monitoring official weather updates related to Hurricane Michael. A decision regarding operating hours for Thursday, October 11 will be announced following the midday update by local Emergency Management officials on Wednesday, October 10. Please stay tuned to the CGTC website and official social media channels (www.facebook.com/centralgatech | www.twitter.com/CGTC) for updates. As always, safety is the primary concern. Before traveling, please take into account your own personal situation related to your location. Read More

October 9, 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