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Central Georgia Technical College to Host Global Roundtable

Central Georgia Technical College’s Office of Global Initiatives will host the inaugural Global Roundtable Wednesday, March 12 at the College’s Macon campus. His Excellency, Christoph Sander, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Southeastern United States, will be the featured speaker for the event. 

Consul General Sander will speak to attendees about the international role of Germany under the new government of Chancellor Angela Merkel. Additionally, he will speak to Germany’s relationship with Georgia in the areas of Economic and Workforce development.
Sander, a native of Dusseldorf, Germany, has served as Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Southeastern United States since August 2012. Prior to his current appointment, he worked with the German embassies in Venezuela, Pakistan, Hungary, and India. He also served as the Deputy Consul General in Chicago, IL. He received his law degree from the University of Hannover and is married to Mbehena S. “Becky” Sander. They have three children.
CGTC’s Office of Global Initiatives is one of the newest programs at the College. This office, managed by Rick Hutto, director for Global Initiatives, serves to expand CGTC’s reach into the international market for both economic development projects, as well as international student enrollment. Since the establishment of this office in fall 2013, partnerships for economic development and educational opportunities have been developed with several countries, including Colombia and Kazakhstan.
The Global Roundtable is slated to be an ongoing quarterly series featuring speakers on topics relating to economic development and workforce development with international partners in Georgia. The Office of Global Initiatives will work to bring these speakers to the campus to expose CGTC students and the local community to expanding international initiatives in the state.
The inaugural Global Roundtable will be held Wednesday, March 12 at 6 p.m. in the H building auditorium at Central Georgia Technical College’s Macon campus at 3300 Macon Tech Drive. There is no charge for the event and the public is invited to attend. For more information, please contact the Office of Global Initiatives at 478.218.3299.

Submitted by Janet Kelly
February 28, 2014


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