CGTC’s 11th Annual Race for Education to Bring Runners Together on a Virtual Track

Warner Robins, Ga. – The 2020 edition of the Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) Foundation Race for Education 5k and 1-Mile Fun Run will take place virtually, just as many events will amid a global pandemic to ensure the safety of participants.
The 11th Annual Race for Education benefitting Adult Education Initiatives will take place over the week of September 7-12, 2020, in celebration of National Literacy Month. The race moves from its traditional post-Labor Day Saturday to accommodate a new and exciting virtual format. Read More

August 4, 2020

Northrup Grumman Awards Grant to Georgia VECTR Center

Warner Robins, Ga. – Northrup Grumman, a global aerospace and defense technology company, recently awarded the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource (VECTR) Center grant funding for a third consecutive year to assist the Center and its veteran students with program costs.
This year the VECTR Center will apply the $3000 grant to help students cover fees, the EPA certification for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) programs, books and equipment.
“These funds help with program costs so that veteran students can persist to graduation without a financial barrier,” said Ret. Read More

July 23, 2020

Carpenter, Danzie, Buzzell Retire from Service with CGTC Board

Warner Robins, Ga. – Summer semester at Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) saw quite a few changes, most notably the end of service for three long-standing members of its Board of Directors, who together, played a key part in post-merger growth.
Danny Carpenter, of Houston County, David Danzie, of Macon-Bibb County, and Marsha Buzzell, of Houston County, all served the College following the merger of Middle Georgia Technical College (MGTC) and CGTC in 2013.
They end their service having helped the College expand its commitment to veteran and active-duty personnel through the College’s administration of the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource Center (VECTR), Read More

July 17, 2020

Governor Kemp Visits VECTR Center

Warner Robins, Ga. – Governor Brian Kemp recently visited the Georgia Veterans Education Transition Resource Center (VECTR) to learn about how the Center and Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) are keeping veterans and active duty personnel on-track amid COVID-19.
Governor Kemp met with College leadership members and toured classroom and lab spaces. Part of his visit included a tour of the Center’s latest addition, two industrial lab spaces attached to the current building’s east-end.
One of the lab spaces houses an Industrial Systems program that in partnership with Frito Lay serves as a pipeline for veterans into careers with the food manufacturer. Read More

July 14, 2020

New Online Cybersecurity Certificate Programs Being Offered During CGTC Fall Semester

Warner Robins, Ga. – This fall, Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) will begin offering two fully online Technical Certificates of Credit (TCC) in one of the nation’s fastest growing industries, opening gateways to careers of the future.
Cybersecurity TCCs at CGTC are embedded certificates that lead students directly into valuable industry credentials for employment and future diploma and degree programs. The Cybersecurity TCC and the Cybersecurity Fundamentals TCC are designed to enhance the skills of the familiar student and introduce topics to the novice. Read More

July 7, 2020

Catching up with a Re-entry Success Story

Macon, Ga. –  The few years post re-entry into society for John Turner, who holds credentials from Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) through its Office of Re-entry programs, have been remarkable.
Among his list of accomplishments includes working for a company that used to never hire convicted criminals, helping that same company invent a money-saving tool, building his own house debt-free, starting his own company from the ground-up, and completing the next step in his education. Read More

July 7, 2020

CGTC’s Dana Davis Retires

Macon, Ga. – The mission of Central Georgia Technical College carried out to an 11-county service area, is not achieved without the dedication, organization, and passion of leadership. That’s why when one of its longest standing personnel retires, recognition is in order.
Dana Davis, of Macon, retired in June, finishing out a 30-year career with the College and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). Prior to working with CGTC, Davis worked 16 years with Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro, Read More

July 1, 2020

CGTC Announces Plan for In-person Instruction for Fall Semester

Warner Robins, Ga. – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) has announced its plan for the return of in-person courses and labs during its fall semester 2020.
The plan details procedures for maintaining public health and safety, including adaptations to classes and operations.
Following guidance from the Governor’s Executive Orders, the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Georgia public health officials, Read More

June 24, 2020

CGTC Adult Education Gives Back with Food Drive

Macon, Ga. – Central Georgia Technical College’s (CGTC) Adult Education Division (AED) recently took part in a food drive with the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank to provide students and community members with goods in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Event organizers set up drive-thru pickup lines for students and community members to receive food donation while adhering to social distancing guidelines.
iHeart Media and Honeybaked Ham co-sponsored the event alongside the organizations and gave gift certificates, Read More

June 22, 2020

CGTC Earns No. 6 Ranking for Online Course Offerings

Warner Robins, Ga. – As online education becomes more valuable to students amid the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Optimal, a website devoted to higher education review, recently ranked community colleges in Georgia for sustained quality, placing Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) at No. 6.
According to Optimal’s press release spotlighting affordable community colleges with online degrees, CGTC and other institutions offer a unique entry point into higher education amid the circumstances.
“Online community colleges offer an affordable option for students who want to begin their education path at home and bypass the unpredictability of what the fall semester may bring,” Optimal wrote. Read More

June 15, 2020