SGTC Early Childhood Advisory Committee Meets for Spring Semester

May 13, 2019
The Early Childhood Care and Education committee members (six women) stand side by side for a photo.
Early Childhood Care and Education advisory committee members stand together following their semi-annual advisory meeting. Left to right: Jaye Cripe, Verneda Johnson, Monica Warren, Lisa Penton, Monica Jennings, Andrea Oates.

South Georgia Technical College’s (SGTC) early childhood care and education (ECCE) program advisory committees met recently on the college’s Americus campus to discuss the current state of the program and the industry as a whole.

The purpose of the advisory committee is to assist South Georgia Tech faculty and staff in continuous quality improvement of the ECCE program. SGTC’s early childhood instructors, Jaye Cripe of the Americus campus and Lisa Penton of the Cordele campus, provided the committee with updates and information about program changes, enrollment, community activities, and student news.

The advisory committee members provide information to SGTC faculty and staff about suggested improvements in curriculum, new technology and methods, employment/internship opportunities available for students, and salary levels students may anticipate upon graduation.

Members present at the advisory committee meeting included: Verneda Johnson of the Macon County Board of Education; Monica Warren of Crisp County Primary School; and Monica Jennings of the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. SGTC dean for academic affairs Dr. Andrea Oates also attended the meeting to provide an administrative update.

The advisory committee is a crucial link that provides an avenue for South Georgia Tech instructors to learn about changing conditions or technology in the workplace that can then be passed along to students that will enable them to be fully prepared upon graduation.

South Georgia Technical College is currently registering students for Summer semester on both the Americus and Crisp County Center campuses, which begins Wednesday, May 23, 2019. There will be a registration and orientation session the day before – on Tuesday, May 22, 2019. To apply for admission, contact the admissions office by calling 229-931-2760 in Americus, or 229-271-4051 in Cordele.

South Georgia Technical College has a one-stop admissions process that allows students to apply, enroll, and register in the same day. Students are also encouraged to apply for financial aid as soon as they can.

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