Keith McCorkle hired as Electric Power Generation instructor for SGTC
South Georgia Technical College has hired Keith McCorkle of Leesburg as the college’s new Electric Power Generation (EPG) program instructor for the Americus campus, SGTC President Dr. John Watford recently announced. McCorkle will report to SGTC Dean for Academic Affairs Raymond Holt and Vice President of Academic Affairs David Kuipers.
As an instructor for the EPG program at South Georgia Tech, McCorkle will be responsible for planning and organizing instruction in ways that maximize student learning, contribute to program and division curriculum development processes, serve on divisional, program, and other committees; and participate in professional development and training to stay current in the heavy equipment field.
He brings over 15 years of relevant experience to the job, having served as a power generation technician for both Yancey Brothers and Cummins, Inc. in Albany. Before that, McCorkle put his associate’s degree in Electrical Construction from Albany Technical Institute to work, working as an electrician for eight years throughout the state.
“On behalf of everyone at South Georgia Technical College, we would like to welcome Keith McCorkle to our faculty and staff,” said SGTC President Dr. John Watford. “South Georgia Tech is responsible for training the workforce of tomorrow and helping students become successful in their chosen career paths. We believe that Keith will be able to provide our students with a quality educational background and the real-world experience needed to be successful in this unique program.”
The EPG certification is part of the Heavy Equipment Dealer Service Technology program and is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the service and repair profession of power generators, specifically for Caterpillar dealers.
For more information about the Caterpillar ThinkBIG program at SGTC, visit https://www.southgatech.edu/programs/heavy-equipment-service-tech/ or call 229.931.2076.