Jefferson State officials visited South Georgia Technical College recently to learn about SGTC’s partnership programs that provide students with excellent educational and workforce development training.
Jefferson State Associate Dean for Technical Programs Deana Goodwine and Director of Workforce Education Leah Bigbee made the trip to South Georgia Tech and talked with President John Watford as well as SGTC Director of Business and Industry Services Paul Farr and SGTC Vice President of Institutional Advancement Su Ann Bird.
Watford shared with the Jefferson State officials that “South Georgia Technical College has a tremendous reputation for providing an outstanding two-year education that prepares students for the workforce. Partnerships with industry leaders such as Caterpillar, John Deere, Georgia Power, Delta, and others have helped the college to earn world-wide recognition in graduating students while also providing the complete college experience for students including on-campus housing, a full-service cafeteria, men’s and women’s intercollegiate basketball teams, intramural sports, and nationally ranked clubs and student organizations.”
The group discussed the similarities between the credit and non-credit course offerings of the two colleges as well as the need to provide business and industry leaders with a trained workforce for today and tomorrow. Following that discussion, Watford offered to give the officials a tour of the campus. The tour included the academic programs located in the John M. Pope Industrial Technology Center as well as the programs in the Griffin Bell Aerospace Technology Center, the Caterpillar Heavy Equipment Diesel Technology and Electric Power Generation classrooms and labs, the John Deere Agricultural Technology program area, and the Electrical Lineworker classroom and skills field area. Watford shared how South Georgia Tech leverages the support of its partners to provide students with an outstanding education while providing business and industry with a trained workforce.