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OFTC Hosted College PROBE Fair

OFTC Hosted College PROBE Fair

Dublin, GA - Oconee Fall Line Technical College hosted a Fall 2014 PROBE College Fair at the Porter Center on Wednesday, October 1st, giving high school students and parents the chance to explore a wide range of college options under one roof.

Sponsored by the Georgia Education Articulation Committee (GEAC), PROBE is an annual organized college fair tour. The nine-week fall tour consists of 58 college fairs held at various schools and venues across the state of Georgia.

"We enjoyed hosting area students and their families," said OFTC Director of Admissions Raydor Coneway. "Attending a PROBE College Fair is a great way to learn about a wide range of college choices at one time and personally visit with admissions representatives, ask questions and find a college that best matches your educational goals and needs."

Military Times Announces the 36 Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges

Military Times Announces the 36 Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges
Selection focuses on financial discounts and corporate policies related to vets


SPRINGFIELD, VA – Military Times today announced its Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2015 rankings.

The organization comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times focused on benefits coverage, support services and widely available statistical measures when conducting and scoring the Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges survey, a highly respected, nearly 110-question analysis of a college’s efforts to provide veterans an environment for success.

As with all Best for Vets rankings, Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an organization a good fit for military veterans and families.

OFTC Administrator Completes Leadership Academy

OFTC Administrator Completes Leadership Academy

A group of technical college executives from across Georgia have been honored as graduates of the Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) Executive Leadership Academy.

Tammy Bayto, Dean of Allied Health and Professional Services at Oconee Fall Line Technical College, was among the 27 academy graduates who were congratulated by TSCG Commissioner Ron Jackson during a dinner in Savannah on May 13, 2014.

“The TCSG Executive Leadership Academy is entirely focused on developing the next great leaders for Georgia’s technical colleges,” said Commissioner Ron Jackson. “The academy’s programs provide our rising executives with unique opportunities to increase their knowledge of the TCSG while also obtaining valuable leadership experience.”

Participation in the academy is highly selective and by invitation only. Bayto was nominated to attend the academy by OFTC President Dr. Lloyd Horadan and then approved by the Executive Leadership Academy’s board of directors.

OFTC Events in September for Literacy Awareness

OFTC Events in September for Literacy Awareness
 September 15, 2014
  • Read a Book, Warren County Head Start 9:45am - 10:00 am
  • Pajama Reading Night – Hancock County, Age Group K-5, 7:00 pm
  • Health Fair - Glascock County, 9:00 am
September 16, 2014
  • Family Literacy Night - Jefferson County Center, Pre K – 5th, 7:00 pm
  • Open House Wheeler County, 10:00 am – 12 Noon AND 4:00 pm – 6: 00 pm
September 17, 2014
  • G.U.M. (Grammar, Usage, & Mechanics) Writing Strategies, Age Group 5 -12 and adult learners, 6:00 pm
September 18, 2014
  • Find Your Future Today!

Area students invited to enter statewide design contest

Area students invited to enter statewide design contest

Oconee Fall Line Technical College is encouraging all area elementary, middle and high school art instructors and their students to participate in Georgia's annual Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) student design competition.

Winners have the opportunity to win cash awards and attend the Manufacturing Appreciation Week luncheon in Atlanta with the Governor.

Students from across Georgia are encouraged to submit artwork depicting the importance of manufacturing to their lives and communities as part of Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW). MAW was developed by the Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

OFTC to Give Free GED Practice Tests for Limited Time

OFTC to Give Free GED Practice Tests for Limited Time
“See For Free” program helps students pass the GED test

 

From September 22 – October 3, 2014, Oconee Fall Line Technical College is giving free GED practice tests to all students who come into one of its centers through its “See For Free” initiative.

Students who take the practice test can see whether they’re ready to pass the GED® test and get a personalized study plan to help focus their studying so they can score higher.

Students can also learn about classes and other free resources available at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) to help them prepare for the GED test. To learn more or to schedule a free GED Ready practice test, contact the OFTC Adult Education Center in your county:

New OFTC Local Board of Directors Sworn Into Office

New OFTC Local Board of Directors Sworn Into Office

During its local board of directors meeting on Thursday, August 28th at its Sandersville Campus, Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) welcomed five new local board members: Mr. Tuttle Barksdale of Washington County, Mrs. Judy Deal of Glascock County, Mr. Robert Herndon of Telfair County, Mr. Gary Hutchins of Jefferson County, and Mr. Benji Tarbutton of Washington County.

Judge Sherri McDonald, Juvenile Court Judge for the Middle Judicial Circuit for the state of Georgia, presided over the swearing-in of the new members.

The fifteen-member board is made up of community leaders representing the OFTC service delivery area, which includes Bleckley, Dodge, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Laurens, Telfair, Warren, Washington, Wheeler, and Wilkinson counties: