SGTC Spring Take-Off Preview Event huge success!

April 7, 2017
South Georgia Tech’s cosmetology instructor Dorothea McKenzie and her students are shown posing in a frame at the Cosmetology booth.
South Georgia Tech’s cosmetology instructor Dorothea McKenzie and her students are shown posing in a frame at the Cosmetology booth.

Over 600 individuals participated in South Georgia Technical College’s Spring Take-Off and Program Preview event in the James S. Peters Gymnasium (The Hangar) on the Americus campus and on the SGTC Crisp County Center campus in Cordele.
“This was a tremendous event,” said South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford. “I would like to thank everyone for their support of this event. We had a great response from area high schools and the local community. I was very impressed with the creativity of our faculty and staff. They did an awesome job of preparing the campus and their program event booths for this event. This was a great opportunity for someone who has been thinking about changing careers or learning new skills to find out if South Georgia Tech can help them achieve their goals.”
The purpose of the Spring Take-Off was to highlight each of South Georgia Technical College’s program areas, and inform prospective students of educational, financial aid opportunities, career placement, clubs and organizations, and other services SGTC offers. All South Georgia Technical College faculty and staff were on hand to help with the event and answer questions.

Instructors from each program area created a booth with information about their programs and were on hand to talk one-on-one with prospective students and their families about SGTC’s programs of study. Tours of the campus were also given upon request. SGTC displayed its Motorsports race car, commercial truck driving big rigs, Caterpillar equipment, ambulance, and Law Enforcement Academy vehicles in front of the gymnasium.
Vouchers for hot dogs, popcorn, cookies, and sodas were distributed at check-in, and there were opportunities to win door prizes as well.
A committee consisting of individuals from each of the major departments at South Georgia Technical College helped planned the event.
Individuals interested in enrolling at South Georgia Tech for Summer Semester are urged to sign up soon. Registration and orientation for Summer Semester will be held on April 13th and May 31st. Summer semester begins June 1st. For more information or to apply, call 229.931.2760 in Americus or 229.271.4051 in Cordele.

Overall view of inside the gym for the Spring Take-Off event.

ACE and his side kick were shown in a card board Law Enforcement car promoting the Law Enforcement Academy at SGTC.