CGTC Made The 2023 Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges List

November 14, 2023

Vienna, Va. – Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) ranks among the best colleges for veterans on Military Times’ 2023 list.

Every year, Military Times publishes a ranking of the best schools for veterans and the best companies who hire veterans. The rankings are created by surveying schools and companies about their veteran programs.

Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges is the largest and most comprehensive rankings of schools for military service members and veterans. The ranking features individual web pages for each individual school that makes the list. These pages include detailed information about the school, their services available to veterans and practical information that will help veterans make important decisions about their career planning and how to use the education benefits they earned through military service.

Central Georgia Technical College provides early intervention services for students through the TEAMS Outreach Center. Military affiliated students have three dedicated TEAMS members who receive alerts from both instructors or individual students and provide one-on-one assistance to students who are behind in classes, feeling overwhelmed, or need help getting back on track.

Central Georgia Technical College also has the REACH Student Organization which is designed to connect faculty and staff mentors with male college students of color to help guide them through their college experience and assist with navigating resources. Military affiliated students have a designated advisor through REACH.

The VECTR Center assists students with understanding their military and civilian transcripts in order to maximize any credits that possibly may apply toward their program of study. Military affiliated students are also able to use Prior Learning Assessment to translate military experience and college-level knowledge to college credit. The VECTR Center offers support services specifically for military and veteran students through programs and partners such as WOVEN (Women Veteran Network), the Veterans Health Administration, and academic support services to include tutoring, program specific workshops, and test taking preparation.

CGTC’s VECTR Center has three full time veteran career success coaches dedicated to assisting active-duty, veterans, and immediate adult family members with finding the right career based on their experiences and passions. These coaches help clients with skillset assessment, interest assessment, job search strategies, resume writing, resume evaluation, mock interviews and post interview actions.

In the AY 2022-2023, the coaches provided over 3,000 career and educational related services to veterans. The success coaches also conduct two in-person career fairs each year for local employers to connect with veterans and explore job opportunities.

Additional information is available at the Military Times Best for Vets website Best For Vets Colleges 2023 Military Times

For more information about CGTC Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource Center (VECTR) visit, Georgia VECTR Center