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. – 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) Dual Enrollment students from area high schools competed in the second annual Skills Challenge in early November, helping to promote construction trades and bring recognition to their acquisition of trade skills.
The Central Georgia and Southern Crescent Workforce Development Alliances’ second annual Skills Challenge took place at the Kiwanis Fairgrounds in Griffin, Ga. Several hundred students from more than a dozen high schools competed, including many from dual enrollment programs in Baldwin, Read More
November 9, 2017