SGTC hosts Adult Education Advisory Committee meeting

October 8, 2019
Shown above are the members who attended the South Georgia Technical College Adult Education Advisory meeting.
Shown above are the members who attended the South Georgia Technical College Adult Education Advisory meeting.

South Georgia Technical College’s Adult Education department hosted its advisory committee meeting recently in the John M. Pope Center on the Americus campus with representatives from each of the seven county areas served by South Georgia Technical College’s GED programs.

   South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford and SGTC Adult Education Dean Lillie Ann Winn welcomed the advisory committee members, instructors, and guests to the meeting. Winn also talked about the many partnerships that South Georgia Technical College’s Adult Education Department has been able to forge with individuals and businesses from Sumter, Schley, Macon, Marion, Crisp, Webster and Taylor counties.

   At the meeting, Winn presented Sumter County Correctional Institute Deputy Warden James Murphy with an award from the Georgia Department of Corrections for having the most GED graduates during FY2019 at a county correctional facility in Georgia. South Georgia Tech’s adult education instructors provided the training and testing to the SCCI. SGTC Instructors Cindy Bagwell, Tonya Visage and Virginia Wilson were recognized for their efforts in that award.

    SGTC Adult Education Transition Specialist Tracy Israel and Academic Dean Winn shared with advisory members about the new IET (Integrated Education and Training Plan) that the department completed that allowed four students (Darrius Daniels, Alex Hale, Ryan Lamar and Alexis White) to obtain industry accepted credentials while attending GED classes.

   Instructors Robbie Edalgo and Betty Eschmann gave an overview of the Student Learning Plans and Lissa Faircloth updated the committee on the new Adult Education site at Cherokee Elementary School. Lisa Jordan made a presentation on the GALIS Update and Lillie Ann Winn introduced new GED instructors, Lisa Greene for Schley County and Danny Payne for Taylor County.

   Angie Kauffman, an SGTC Adult Education Instructor, talked with the committee members about the on-line classes now being offered by the SGTC Adult Education department and Adult Education Instructor Cindy Bagwell described how technology was being utilized at the Sumter County Correctional Institute to assist incarcerated individuals in obtaining a GED.

   Lillie Ann Winn closed out the meeting and asked the attendees to complete a form and provide feedback on the advisory meeting.