Warner Robins, Ga. – Governor Brian Kemp recently visited the Georgia Veterans Education Transition Resource Center (VECTR) to learn about how the Center and Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) are keeping veterans and active duty personnel on-track amid COVID-19.
Governor Kemp met with College leadership members and toured classroom and lab spaces. Part of his visit included a tour of the Center’s latest addition, two industrial lab spaces attached to the current building’s east-end.
One of the lab spaces houses an Industrial Systems program that in partnership with Frito Lay serves as a pipeline for veterans into careers with the food manufacturer. Read More
July 14, 2020
Warner Robins, Ga – At the end of what has been an unprecedented semester for students nationwide, those in the military, completing technical education programs at the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource (VECTR) Center, have persevered through a unique set of challenges.
When Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) transitioned courses online in March, VECTR Center students adjusted and began completing assignments digitally. That was until they received word from their respective branches that they must return to their active duty stations, Read More
May 8, 2020
Warner Robins, Ga. – The long-term commitment to veterans never wavers for the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource (VECTR) Center, and soon the completion of its building expansion will extend new career training opportunities their way.
Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC), the administrative unit for the VECTR Center, has announced that construction has progressed according to schedule and is slated to be complete in December.
Construction began in June for two industrial lab spaces attached to the current building’s east-end and one mixed use building adjacent to the Commercial Truck Driving (CTD) pad to the south of the Center. Read More
November 12, 2019
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
Warner Robins, Ga. – The Georgia District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is hitting the road to inform Georgia businesses of resources available to assist them, making a stop with its Roadshow at the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource (VECTR) Center on Thursday, May 23, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The SBA Roadshow is designed for entrepreneurs seeking to establish a business, and existing business owners looking for techniques to advance and grow their business. Read More
May 21, 2019
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. – Randy Wynn enlisted in the Marines at the cut-off age of 29, responding to an urge following attacks on 9/11 to serve and fight for his country. Now, the purple heart combat wounded medal recipient is the subject of a recent profile by local news outlet 13WMAZ.
Wynn is enrolled in the Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program housed at the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource (VECTR) Center. Read More
November 8, 2018
Warner Robins, Ga. – A grant recently awarded to Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) from the U.S. Department of Transportation‘s (USDOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), through its Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training (CMVOST) Grant program, will soon help local veterans fill a much-needed void in the country’s economy, tuition-free.
$111,247 in funding will become scholarships to veterans at the Georgia Veterans Education Career Transition Resource (VECTR) Center, which under the operation of CGTC, Read More
October 23, 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