The first meeting of 2018 for the collaborative OneMacon committee was held on January 9th at the Charles H. Jones Advanced Technology Center to discuss the career and industrial opportunities that Central Georgia Technical College can offer to Central Georgia and its residents.
As a premiere outlet for affordable education, Central Georgia Technical College serves 11 counties on three campuses, located in Macon, Warner Robins, and Milledgeville, offering programs and training to nearly 33,000 individuals in the Central Georgia area. Macon, however, has been known to attract students due to the specific programs of study offered only on the Bibb county campus.
With over 200 programs that offer a variety of credit instruction, from two-year associate degrees to short-term certificate training, Central Georgia Technical college welcomed a record-breaking enrollment statistic of 8,000 students in the fall of 2017. The first and only technical college in the state of Georgia to graduate over 3,474 students in a single year, Central Georgia Technical College has also earned national distinction for producing one-year certificate graduates to be placed in the workforce. With a prominent workforce development mission, Central Georgia Technical College strives to give graduates the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to succeed in their continued education or trade.
Through the HOPE Career Grant, the state of Georgia is able to offer tuition-free programs to individuals seeking short-term training in strategic industries and high-demand fields.
Of all of the opportunities for advancement, from the dual enrollment courses, paid apprenticeships, adult education programs, and the tuition-free training certificates, Dr. Amy Holloway, Vice President of Academic Affairs, says “There is no excuse for not getting an education in Middle Georgia.”
Under the inspirational leadership of Dr. Ivan Allen, the faculty and staff of Central Georgia Technical College continue to help foster the economic and educational hub of Central Georgia.
To watch a recap of the January meeting at Central Georgia Technical College, visit OneMacon’s Facebook or click below.