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
Warner Robins, Ga. – The military or the country doesn’t owe Jeremy Steen anything; no express line at the Veterans Affairs office, no low-interest rate on a home, no bill for education, no free meal with proper identification.
In fact, before anyone knew about how his life spiraled downward after exiting the military in 2005, how he would lose his fiancé to cancer this year, his driver’s license to alcohol, his kids to instability and his home to his crumbling circumstance, Read More
November 13, 2018
Warner Robins, Ga. – Military Times announced its Best for Vets: Colleges 2019 rankings this week and Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) once again finds itself among the nation’s top military-serving institutions.
At No. 19 on the list, CGTC moves up four spots from the 2018 rankings in the Career and Technical College category. Overall, the Military Times had roughly 500 colleges compete for the recognition, naming 208 in four categories to its ninth annual rankings. Read More
October 25, 2018
Macon, Ga. – Continuing in its tradition of fall fundraisers for community organizations, the Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) Cosmetology program is putting together a yard sale benefitting Macon’s Homeport Veterans Transition Home. The event is October 6, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the home.
The yard sale is the main draw of multiple fundraisers that will include a bake sale, car wash, and hot dog sale. A military boot seeking a donation from campus faculty, Read More
September 25, 2018
Warner Robins, Ga. – Adding financial resources for education to its one-stop-shop for veterans, the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource (VECTR) Center presented its first-ever scholarship last week to a former Army officer.
In a brief ceremony, the Center awarded the General Alfred G. Hansen Scholarship to James Harris, a Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program student for his exhibition of leadership, academic achievement, and adherence to military core values.
“His instructor nominated Mr. Read More
September 17, 2018
Warner Robins, Ga. – What came about as nothing more than a woman’s mechanical intuition, sparked a 17-year career in the male-dominated field of aviation maintenance (AVMT) for Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC)’s first female program instructor, Deanne Corbin.
Corbin, a former student at the College, started her journey through the Aerospace, Trade and Industry program in the late 90’s at CGTC in Macon. This happened just as the then, pre-merger, Middle Georgia Technical College Aviation Maintenance program in Warner Robins got off the ground. Read More
August 22, 2018
Warner Robins, Ga. – Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) designated, Wykesia Stafford, a second-year Construction Management student, as the winner of the Georgia Occupational Award for Leadership (GOAL) at the College’s Awards Day ceremony earlier this month. Stafford will now move on to the regional and state GOAL competitions in the spring of 2018.
“From the very beginning I have stated that it is an honor whenever there are others who can see something in you,” Stafford said, Read More
December 20, 2017
Warner Robins, Ga. – Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) recently earned a ranking of No. 23 on Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings as a career and technical college serving military students.
In its eighth year, the rankings factor in the results of the publication’s annual survey, the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military students’ services and rates of academic achievement.
The Military Times Best distinction, formerly Best for Vets, recognizes CGTC for its commitment to providing quality educational opportunities to America’s veterans and military-connected students. Read More
December 12, 2017
Macon, Ga. – Earlier in November, more than twenty Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) Student Ambassadors and staff members joined other community volunteers to give back to residents of Home Port Macon Veterans Transition Center.
“We are delighted that the CGTC Student Ambassadors are willing to serve both the College and community,” said CGTC Student Ambassador and academic advisor, Esther Chapman. “Through service, the ambassadors have the opportunity to apply academic learning to real human needs. Read More
November 27, 2017
Warner Robins, Ga. – Waves of appreciative veterans lined up for breakfast burritos and free haircuts, at the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource (VECTR) Center on Thursday, and at least for one, it came as a healthy serving of the unique work of the Center.
Patrick Flaherty, 32, served in the Air Force for 12 years, 11months, and 22 days. He spent time stationed in Germany, Valdosta, Ga., and at the end of June of this year he retired and relocated from Arizona to Warner Robins. Read More
November 14, 2017