Department of Technical and Adult Education

Georgia's Technical Colleges
In The News
For the week of October 17– October 23, 2005

Grant Secured for Sandersville Tech Health Science Building
Jefferson County will be receiving $500,000, one of 75 Community Development Block Grants awarded this year, for the construction of a 5,000-square-foot Health Science Center on the Sandersville Technical College campus near Jefferson County High School. [read more]
North Metro Tech Student Awarded First Betty Siegel Scholarship
James Carter of Kennesaw, a graduate of the North Metro Technical College Basic Computer Technician certificate program, has been awarded the first Betty Siegel Scholarship. [read more]

Wal-Mart Supports Adult Literacy
The Wal-Mart in Kennesaw recently donated $2500 to support the North Metro Technical College Adult Literacy program. This donation will be used primarily to fund GED preparation courses. [read more]
Little Ocmulgee Instructional Center Students Receive Scholarships
Ten Little Ocmulgee Instructional Center Students have received the Little Ocmulgee Instructional Center Technology Fee Scholarship from the Heart of Georgia Technical College Foundation for fall quarter. [read more]
Albany Tech Child Development Center Awarded National Accreditation
This article from “The Albany Herald” highlights the recent accreditation of the Albany Technical College Child Development Center by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. (See article dated Oct. 19) [read more]
SAM’S/Wal-Mart Awards Albany Tech’s Adult Literacy Program $1,000
At a press conference Oct. 19, Wal-Mart’s Ginger Hodges, Advantage coordinator and Tanessa Newton, team leader, made a presentation and answered media questions regarding the company’s Literacy Grant program. [read more]
U.S. Congressman Phil Gingrey Gives Praise
In a recent session of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Phil Gingrey recognized West Georgia Technical College’s Economic Development Division, headed by Vice President Linda Griffes, for work with the local Girls and Boys Club. [read more]
Georgia’s Technical College Mapping New Strategies for Successful Careers
The article by State Board Chair Ben Copeland and Commissioner Mike Vollmer about the new strategies for our state’s growing workforce needs appeared in the “Waycross Journal Herald” Oct. 15. [read more]
Okefenokee Technical College Has Six Dade-Behring Scholarship Winners
The “Waycross Journal Herald” ran a story and picture featuring the six Okeefenokee Technical College students in the Medical Laboratory program who were selected to receive Dade-Behring Clinical Laboratory Technician scholarships of $1000 each. [read more]
Young and Old Alike Turn Out for HarvestEd
“The Valdosta Daily Times” ran a recap of Valdosta Technical College’s annual HarvestEd event. [read more]
Valdosta Tech Honors Adult Literacy Students
“The Valdosta Daily Times” covered Valdosta Technical College’s recent Adult Literacy Programs recognition ceremonies. [read more]
Walkers Raise Money to Battle Alzheimer’s Disease
“The Valdosta Daily Times” covered the recent 2005 Valdosta/Lowndes County Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk at Valdosta Technical College. [read more]
Sandersville Tech Students Learn to Boost Their Memory Skills
The Student Government Association at Sandersville Technical College recently hosted a jazz concert and memory workshop where attendees learned how to boost their recall ability and enhance their study skills. “The Sandersville Progress” covered the event. [read more]
Shepeard Community Blood Drive at Sandersville Tech
Sandersville Technical College will host a blood drive Oct. 25 set up by Shepeard Community Blood Center. [read more]
Middle Georgia Tech Correctional Employee of the Quarter Selected
At the Oct. 4 Middle Georgia Technical College Correctional Employees Quarterly Training, Shelia Wynn was selected as the Middle Georgia Tech Correctional Programs Employee of the Quarter for summer 2005. [read more]
McMichael Joins Middle Georgia Tech Board of Directors
On Oct. 12, Thomas J. McMichael was sworn in to Middle Georgia Technical College’s board of directors. McMichael and his wife reside in Warner Robins, Ga., where he participates in many other community and city boards and committees. [read more]
Partnership with a Promise
Middle Georgia Technical College’s partnership with the local board of education is highlighted in this article on Dual Enrollment and the Welding program. [read more]
Valdosta Tech HarvestEd Festival Draws Hundreds
This editorial from “The Valdosta Daily Times” highlights Valdosta Technical College’s recent HarvestEd festival in a piece about things to do in Valdosta. [read more]
Moultrie Tech Nursing Assistant Grads Find Hope in a Hero
Sonya Williams, a Moultrie Technical College CNA and LPN graduate, gave inspiration to the recent graduating class of certified nurse’s assistants at a commencement ceremony held at the college’s Tifton campus conference center. Williams says the New Connections to Work program at Moultrie Tech taught her job interview skills, customer service skills, grooming tips and how to have a positive self image. The “Tifton Gazette” ran the article. [read more]
Moultrie Tech Student Leadership Elects New Officers
The Student Leadership Council (SLC) of Moultrie Technical College elected its officers for the 2005-2006 academic year at a recent meeting. The “Moultrie Observer” ran the article. [read more]
Two Middle Georgia Tech Dental Hygiene Students Take First in State Competition
Two Dental Hygiene students from Middle Georgia Technical College won first place in state competition at the Table Clinic Competition at the Annual Georgia Dental Hygienists Association, which was held Oct. 15 in Atlanta. [read more]
Flint River Tech Instructors Earn New Certification
Jim Moore and Steve Brown, instructors at Flint River Technical College, have been awarded the Certified Online Instructor (COI) designation by the Learning Resources Network. Moore and Brown are among the first 25 instructors across the country to receive this designation. [read more]
Record Enrollment at Flint River Tech Taylor County Center
Fall quarter 2005 marked the highest enrollment to date at the Flint River Technical College Taylor County Center in Butler, Ga. [read more]
Southern Living Magazine Features Advisory Committee Member
Helen Phillips, advisory committee member and former Columbus Technical College instructor, grows interest for gardening in the October edition of “Southern Living” magazine. [read more]
DeKalb Tech Foundation Hosts Motorcycle Ride
The DeKalb Technical College Foundation hosted its second annual Ride for Recognition motorcycle ride this past weekend which raised nearly $800 for the benefit of students attending DeKalb Tech. [read more]
DeKalb Technical College Breaks Ground for New Classroom Building
At an event attended by local and state officials, business leaders, and DeKalb Technical College staff and students, Dr. Robin Hoffman, president of DeKalb Tech, along with other special guests, put the ceremonial shovels in the ground signifying the beginning of a 100,000-square-foot classroom addition to the existing Clarkston campus. [read more]
Middle Georgia Tech Helps Military Spouses Become CNAs
“The Robins Rev-Up” recently ran an article about Middle Georgia Technical College’s partnership with Robins Air Force Base to have a Certified Nursing Assistant class for military spouses. (Scroll to page 3 for the story.) [read more]
Jones Donates Items from South Georgia Tech's History
South Georgia Technical College has a proud history spanning nearly six decades and Randy Jones Sr., of Americus, is helping preserve that history by contributing valuable memorabilia from the school's beginnings. [read more]
‘Teachers as Advisors’ Workshop Held at South Georgia Tech
Jan Struebing, nationally known presenter and educator, trained 110 teachers and administrators on "Teachers as Advisors" at South Georgia Technical College recently. [read more]
Middle School Students Learn About South Georgia Tech
On Oct. 17, 300 sixth-grade students at Crisp County Middle School attended a program to learn about opportunities available at South Georgia Technical College. [read more]
Local Employees Participate in Safety Course at South Georgia Tech
Nine employees from Heartland Building Systems participated in a Forklift Operations and Safety course provided by South Georgia Technical College Business and Industry Services department. This course certifies students by OSHA standards in forklift safety. [read more]
South Georgia Tech Dedicates Sign
South Georgia Technical College officially dedicated its unique F-22 billboard landmark sign at the corner of Georgia Highway 49 and South Georgia Technical College Parkway Oct. 20, with college officials, board of directors, foundation trustees, faculty, staff, students, and community members present. [read more]
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