Notes from Walker State Prison: Two Re-entry Program Students Send their Appreciation to Governor Deal

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


Meet CGTC’s 2019 Adult Education Instructor of the Year Jeremiah Johnson

Warner Robins, Ga. – When the Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) Adult Education Division assigned Jeremiah Johnson duties as Accelerating Opportunity (AO) coordinator, it challenged him to oversee the progression of adult students from GED® to credit instruction quickly and effectively. Now, having been selected the 2019 Adult Education Instructor of the Year, he is proving, yet again, that he can persevere.
“Something that I always try to relate to my students is that the struggle they are going through is also my own,” he said. Read More

December 20, 2018


CGTC Names Heather Williamson its 2019 GOAL Winner

Warner Robins, Ga. – Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) designated Heather Williamson, 32, an Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) student, as the winner of the Georgia Occupational Award for Leadership (GOAL) at the College’s Awards Day ceremony earlier this month. Williamson will now move on to the regional and state GOAL competitions in the spring of 2019.
“So many candidates were equally capable of representing the College,” Williamson said, “I heard a couple of the finalists speak, Read More

December 12, 2018


Jones County Awarded $3 Million College & Career Academy Grant

 
Atlanta, Ga. – Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, along with the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), recently presented Jones County High School College and Career Academy with a grant of $3 million to build a workforce engine for Jones County Schools.
Lt. Governor Cagle praised the partnership between local school systems, technical colleges, and industry, which has proven effective in increasing student achievement and workforce development across our state. Because of Lt. Governor Cagle’s initiative, Read More

December 10, 2018


CGTC Adult Education Division Names Virginia Scott 2019 EAGLE Delegate

Warner Robins, Ga. –  Virginia Scott never thought she would be anything more than a lost cause, unwed, unemployed, homeless, teen mom. Now at 32, honored and poised to represent Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) as its 2019 Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) delegate, there is still one thought that is difficult to process.
“It’s hard, you know? After what I put my children through, to come to this point where people are recognizing my accomplishments is overwhelming,” Read More

December 6, 2018


REACH Organization’s Closing Session to Feature Gordon State’s Dr. Kirk Nooks as Part of “Road to Presidency” Talks

Macon, Ga. – Students in the Raising Expectations of Achievement (REACH) organization will have a unique opportunity to hear how one college president in Georgia made it to his position; Dr. Kirk Nooks of Gordon State College.
Dr. Nooks will present a session titled, “The Road to the Presidency”, on Tuesday, December 4 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on the Macon campus, Building I-Quad C. He will share information about his more than20 years in education. Read More

November 29, 2018


USDA Grant to Help CGTC Link Jones County College and Career Academy to Campuses

Warner Robins, Ga. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently awarded $136,500 from its Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program to Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC), positioning the College to be a part of USDA’s $39.6 million investment into more than 4.5 million rural Americans in 40 states, beginning with nearby Jones County.
Several rural-serving institutions nationwide, including CGTC, will use the grant funding to increase access to education, workforce training, and health care opportunities for their communities. Read More

November 28, 2018


CGTC’s New Physical Therapist Assistant Program Opens for Initial Enrollment

Warner Robins, Ga. – The Health Sciences Division of Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) announced its newest and most state-of-the-art program recently.  The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program, an associate of applied science degree, on CGTC’s Warner Robins campus is now recruiting students for a fall semester 2019 program start.
The Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) granted the program Candidacy for Accreditation on November 14, 2018. Candidacy for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with CAPTE that indicates that the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical courses.  Read More

November 26, 2018


New Grant Funding To Provide More Affordable Childcare to CGTC Students

Warner Robins, Ga – Addressing one of the most onerous barriers to postsecondary education, the Child Development Centers (CDC) at Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) are launching a new childcare tuition support project for students with dependent children, funded entirely by the award of a recent federal grant.
The Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) grant from the U.S. Department of Education will fund the “Start Titan Strong” project to aid credit-enrolled, Pell Grant-eligible CGTC students in need of childcare. Read More

November 16, 2018


CGTC Cosmetology Program Presents Check to Homeport Home for Homeless Veterans

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