Warner Robins, Ga. – It is not every day that a former prisoner comes knocking on doors around campus looking for an opportunity, but that is what Larry Jackson, Central Georgia Technical College’s (CGTC) 2019 Georgia Occupational Award for Leadership (GOAL) alternate, did when he was looking for ways to earn a living.
“The difficult part was convincing people to give me a chance,” Jackson said. “People would say, ‘Well, you just got out.’” “They wanted me to have time and experience, Read More
January 4, 2019
Warner Robins, Ga. – Students at Walker State Prison in the Welding program of Central Georgia Technical College’s (CGTC) Office of Re-entry Services recently sent Gov. Nathan Deal and first lady Sandra Deal handcrafted gifts. The items are a token of appreciation to the couple for their commitment to the state’s prison reform, as the two students discussed in reflection notes shared with the College.
Gov. Deal’s tenure included early and sustained efforts to combat recidivism through criminal justice reform allowing inmates at Walker State Prison, Read More
December 27, 2018
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
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
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. – The Office of Re-entry Services at Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) has teamed up with the College’s Marketing and Public Relations staff to create a blog devoted to telling the success stories of formerly incarcerated citizens who took advantage of technical education programs while incarcerated.
Re-entry Services at CGTC is a division committed to the educational and training component of criminal justice reform and recidivism rate reduction among Georgia’s incarcerated citizens, and through its efforts, Read More
February 9, 2018
Warner Robins, Ga. – Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) and its Office of Re-Entry Services recently began a pilot Maintenance Electrical Plumbing (MEP) program at Wilcox and Whitworth State Prisons; and in just a few short months, it has already seen participants meet standards.
“We really wanted to support Wilcox and Whitworth State Prison in their need for maintaining inmate living areas and employee work spaces,” said, Dr. Brittany Lucas, the executive director of Re-entry Services at CGTC. Read More
January 31, 2018
Macon, Ga. – Earlier in November, more than twenty Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) Student Ambassadors and staff members joined other community volunteers to give back to residents of Home Port Macon Veterans Transition Center.
“We are delighted that the CGTC Student Ambassadors are willing to serve both the College and community,” said CGTC Student Ambassador and academic advisor, Esther Chapman. “Through service, the ambassadors have the opportunity to apply academic learning to real human needs. Read More
November 27, 2017
Warner Robins, Ga. – As workforce training becomes a higher priority for companies growing in the central Georgia region, the Economic Development Division of Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) accounted for 46 percent of the customized contract training hours delivered in the state.
The Division delivered customized training for more than 330 companies in the Fiscal Year 2017, approximately 1,319,499 hours out of 2,848,638 total hours of training delivered by the 22 colleges in the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). Read More
November 9, 2017
Warner Robins, Ga. – With an art classroom as a make-do barber shop, Barbering program students from Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) cut hair for kids at the Houston County Board of Education’s (HCBOE) 8th annual Back2School Bash last Friday at C.B. Watson Primary School.
“This is a win-win all around for these students,” said CGTC barbering instructor, Leon Towles, who said being involved with the community is part of what a barber is all about. Read More
July 27, 2017