The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Awards $100,000 to Georgia VECTR Center

Warner Robins, Ga. – The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation’s Overwatch Fund announced a $100,000 grant to the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource (VECTR) Center to create veteran employment opportunities through the establishment of the VECTR Center’s Electrical Construction Lab (ECL).
With the award, the VECTR Center will be able to offer an electrical technician accelerated training program at the Center, where construction is ongoing for an additional 11,000sq. ft. in Phase 2 expansion on the property set to open in January 2020. Read More

October 2, 2019


Peach County High School Students Receive Scholarships from SunMark to Study at CGTC

Fort Valley, Ga. – Four Peach County High School students enrolled in Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) for the fall 2019 semester will head into their studies with scholarships from the Fort Valley branch of SunMark Community Bank.
Roman Galan, Elisa Rodriguez, Austin James Smith and Malik Taylor all received the Claybon J. Edwards Memorial Scholarship presented in May by Mike Jackson, commercial loan officer, and Andrew Taunton, commercial lender, on behalf of SunMark. SunMark worked with the CGTC Foundation to establish the Claybon J. Read More

August 9, 2019


Peyton Anderson Foundation Awards Workforce Training Grant to CGTC

Macon, Ga. – The Peyton Anderson Foundation recently announced an award of $630,000 to Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) to support local employer and workforce needs in high-demand career training programs. This grant, which will be distributed over a four year period, will specifically support the expansion of CGTC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) and Aircraft Structural Technology (AST) programs.
In April, state and local leaders and Robins Air Force Base (RAFB) officials joined CGTC in announcing the relocation of aerospace training programs and a portion of the RAFB commodities workload to the former Boeing facility at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Macon.  Read More

July 2, 2019


Jones Family Foundation Awards Central Georgia Technical College Workforce Development Grant

Macon, Ga.—The Charles H. Jones Family Foundation is investing in high-quality, technical training and equipment at Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) by awarding a workforce development grant of $250,000. This gift will support local employer and workforce needs in high-demand career training programs.
In April, state and local leaders and Robins Air Force Base (RAFB) officials joined CGTC in announcing the relocation of aerospace training programs and a portion of the RAFB commodities workload to the former Boeing facility at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Macon. Read More

June 13, 2019


Milledgeville Exchange Club Funds New Scholarship at CGTC

Milledgeville, Ga. – A new scholarship for students in Baldwin County is now available as the Milledgeville Exchange Club presented the Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) Foundation last week with a $500 check for the award of two scholarships.
“We are honored to present this scholarship to Central Georgia Technical College in the amount of $500 to serve two students in the upcoming academic year,” said Jeffery Wells, the president-elect of the Milledgeville Exchange Club during the presentation on the Milledgeville campus of CGTC. Read More

April 29, 2019


CGTC Welcomes Newest Board Member

Warner Robins, Ga. – Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) recently welcomed a new member to its Board of Directors. Rev. Dr. Avis Williams joined the Board in February, representing Putnam County.
Williams, the community liaison for the Putnam County Charter School (PCCS), brings to the Board more than twenty years of education and community development experience.
“I think the mission of the College and Technical Education is to promote and provide opportunities for students to receive the necessary education, Read More

March 27, 2019


CGTC Announces Rick Perkins Award Winner and Adjunct Instructor of the Year

Warner Robins, Ga. – The Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) 2019 Rick Perkins Award for Excellence winner, Dr. Devona Bell, and Adjunct Instructor of the Year, Anita Ross, share a unique bond; Ross taught Bell in her ninth grade science class.
“Ms. Ross was very inspirational and I absolutely adored her enthusiasm for success,” said Bell, the Criminal Justice program chair, who has earned her own success as the College’s best full-time instructor.
Instruction based on personal experience is how Bell described what she best brings to the Criminal Justice program. Read More

January 8, 2019


Central Georgia Technical College Receives Bloomberg Philanthropies Gift to Support Georgia’s VECTR Center

Warner Robins, Ga.—Georgia’s Veterans Education Career Transition Resource (VECTR) Center has received a $100,000 grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies.  Bloomberg Philanthropies works in 480 cities in more than 120 countries around the world to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. The organization, which encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s charitable activities, focuses on five key areas: Arts, Education, Environment, Government Innovation, and Public Health.
The Georgia VECTR Center is an administrative unit of Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) with a statewide mission to offer educational services and training programs to aid in the transition from service member to civilian. Read More

January 8, 2019


An Unusual Alumnus Finds Enhanced Opportunity upon Return to CGTC

Warner Robins, Ga. – It is not every day that a former prisoner comes knocking on doors around campus looking for an opportunity, but that is what Larry Jackson, Central Georgia Technical College’s (CGTC) 2019 Georgia Occupational Award for Leadership (GOAL) alternate, did when he was looking for ways to earn a living.
“The difficult part was convincing people to give me a chance,” Jackson said. “People would say, ‘Well, you just got out.’” “They wanted me to have time and experience, Read More

January 4, 2019


CGTC’s Institutional Effectiveness Staff Donate Gifts to Children of Two Local Organizations

Warner Robins, Ga. – The Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) Office of Institutional Effectiveness (IE) and its staff decided this holiday season it would give back to the community instead of a traditional gift exchange among staff members. The staff purchased gifts for children who are residents of or receive services from two of central Georgia’s charitable organizations, The Methodist Home for Children and Youth in Macon and the Rainbow House Children’s Resource Center (Rainbow House CRC) in Warner Robins. Read More

January 3, 2019