Warner Robins, Ga. – The approach to teaching for Lisa Dennis, the newly recognized 2018 Instructor of the Year for Central Georgia Technical College’s (CGTC) Adult Education Division (AED), is one that has generally been centered on students with years removed from the classroom, but even as the “adult” has changed, her focus has never deviated.
“Challenges and rewards are abundant and normal in Adult Education,” said Dennis, a 17-year veteran of adult education instruction. “Throughout my time working, Read More
February 15, 2018
Warner Robins, Ga. – Students in Central Georgia Technical College’s (CGTC) Engineering Technology program recently visited Fort Valley State University (FVSU) to explore avenues for post-graduate study.
The trip included information on job placement, participant testimonials, and demonstrations from current FVSU students on recently completed projects.
The students that participated in the trip to FVSU are a part of the pilot program offered to Engineering Technology students through the ProActive Student Success (PASS) program. PASS is a student support program that focuses on helping students immerse and engage in their major of study. Read More
February 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
Hawkinsville, Ga. – The circle of most students’ academic lives is not even much of a circle at all, but the actual shapes do reveal wonderful insights. It was for that very reason why two adult education students at Central Georgia Technical College’s (CGTC) Hawkinsville Workforce Development Center found themselves taking in a matinee of The Lion King at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre at the end of January.
Sharon McGhee and Zachary Williams participated in this cultural experience facilitated by the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) at Mercer University. Read More
February 8, 2018
Warner Robins, Ga. – Central Georgia Technical College’s (CGTC) Putnam County Center and Economic Development Division have crafted a customized course in response to the construction workforce needs of Putnam County.
Beginning February 26, 2018, the Center will offer the Basic Construction Craft Laborer Skills, a four-week course delivered each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost of the course is $475 per participant, but qualified applicants may take the course free of charge through Work Source Georgia grant funding. Read More
February 7, 2018
Warner Robins, Ga. – Last week the Bibb County School District (BCSD) and MidSouth Community Federal Credit Union (MCFCU) held a ribbon cutting for the opening of MCFCU’s student-run branch at the William H. Hutchings College and Career Academy (HCCA), whose part-time student-employees feature three Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) dual enrollment students.
To celebrate the opening, the credit union held a Community Day on Saturday, February 3, 2018 featuring a CGTC Athletics Ticket Giveaway at the career academy located at 1780 Anthony Road in Macon. Read More
February 6, 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
Warner Robins, Ga. – A delegation of officials from Guangzhou, China recently visited Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC), signing an agreement that is likely to springboard the implementation of occupational programs for Guangzhou Information Engineering Vocational School (GIEVS).
“They are particularly interested in our work with the two, area high school career academies with whom we collaborate closely,” said Rick Hutto, the executive director of Global Initiatives at CGTC. “We officially signed a memorandum of understanding that will allow CGTC to share Occupational Qualification Standards of Information Technology, Read More
January 31, 2018
Warner Robins, Ga. – Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) recently named Shawna Early, a Business and Computer Technologies program chair for computer skills, and Rabon Hewell, an adjunct instructor in health sciences, the Rick Perkins Award Winner and Adjunct Instructor of the Year for 2018, respectively.
Early, who received the local Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction during the fall semester Awards Day, will now move on to the regional competition.
“As the winner of the Rick Perkins Award, Read More
January 12, 2018
Macon, Ga. – The clear message from leadership at Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) speaking to members of OneMacon, the city’s strategic community improvement project which held a monthly meeting this week on the College’s Macon campus, was this; addressing Macon’s workforce needs starts with technical education.
CGTC President, Dr. Ivan Allen, Andrea Griner, vice president of Economic Development, Dr. Amy Holloway, vice president of Academic Affairs, and Brenda Brown, vice president of Adult Education, each shared how CGTC’s mission bolsters the educational and workforce pillars of the OneMacon strategy. Read More
January 12, 2018