Warner Robins, Ga.—Georgia’s Veterans Education Career Transition Resource (VECTR) Center has received a $100,000 grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies. Bloomberg Philanthropies works in 480 cities in more than 120 countries around the world to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. The organization, which encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s charitable activities, focuses on five key areas: Arts, Education, Environment, Government Innovation, and Public Health.
The Georgia VECTR Center is an administrative unit of Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) with a statewide mission to offer educational services and training programs to aid in the transition from service member to civilian. Read More
January 8, 2019
Macon, Ga. – A semester’s worth of fundraising culminated this month, with CGTC’s Cosmetology program presenting a check for $1,115 to the Macon Homeport Home for Homeless Veterans.
“We are very proud of this department because they know we are fixing lives,” said Homeport president, George M. Brown. “Because they stepped up to the plate we know that their profession and program is on board to assist us in helping lives and accomplishing something of good favor for our veterans.”
Semester fundraising efforts by the program included a yard sale at the veterans’ home, Read More
November 16, 2018
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
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. – 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
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. – 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
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
Warner Robins, Ga. – Robins Financial Credit Union recently contributed over $132,000 to eight organizations as part of their annual Community Project, including $4,173.50 to the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition (VECTR) Center.
Robins Financial selected organizations based on their reputation and the work they do for the community. The credit union is committed to the communities they serve and give back whenever possible.
Funding from this year’s Community Project will meet the specific needs of each organization. Read More
July 20, 2018
Warner Robins, Ga. – Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) recently earned a ranking of No. 23 on Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings as a career and technical college serving military students.
In its eighth year, the rankings factor in the results of the publication’s annual survey, the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military students’ services and rates of academic achievement.
The Military Times Best distinction, formerly Best for Vets, recognizes CGTC for its commitment to providing quality educational opportunities to America’s veterans and military-connected students. Read More
December 12, 2017