Warner Robins, GA – The Central Georgia Technical College Foundation has received a $200,000 donation from an anonymous donor in support of student scholarships. At the donor’s request, the funds will be used for qualifying students participating in re-entry services, veterans’ services, and adult education.
“We are incredibly humbled to receive this gift,” said Dr. Ivan Allen, President of CGTC. “This donation will help bridge the gap for our students as they pursue their educational dreams. We are grateful to our donor who supports our vision of remaining responsive to the needs of the communities we serve while ensuring that the highest level of technical education continues to be accessible to all.”
The donation comes as part of the Project Achieve Scholarship Program, helping eligible students by removing financial barriers and providing opportunities for educational success.
CGTC’s Re-Entry Services has provided credit and non-credit training opportunities to incarcerated citizens for over 20 years. The mission of the Office of Re-Entry is to “successfully reintegrate former offenders into communities, reduce prison recidivism, and positively impact Georgia’s economy by addressing the educational and employability training needs of Georgia’s incarcerated citizens.” Programs range from heavy industrial coursework such as Residential and Commercial Plumbing, Welding and Joining, and Industrial Maintenance to areas of studies to obtain state licensures such as Cosmetology and Barbering.
The VECTR Center provides unique, accelerated programs in high demand and strategic industries tailored to abbreviate the process of receiving post-secondary certificates and degrees by recognizing the extensive training veterans receive during their military service. As part of CGTC, the center serves as a gateway for veterans’ re-entry into Georgia’s public postsecondary educational systems and workforce.
The mission of the Adult Education Division is to enable adult learners in Central Georgia to acquire the basic skills necessary to compete successfully in today’s global workplace, to strengthen individual character and family foundations, and to exercise full citizenship.
The Central Georgia Technical College Foundation, a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization, supports Central Georgia Technical College in its mission to contribute to economic and workforce development in Central Georgia. The Foundation strives to promote community awareness of the benefits offered by the College and to supplement available resources through private funding for capital expansion and improvements, equipment, staff and faculty development, and endowments. ##