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Area high school students start college early at OFTC

Area high school students start college early at OFTC

DUBLIN, GA - Area students from Dublin High School and East Laurens High School are making the most of their time with Oconee Fall Line Technical College’s (OFTC) dual enrollment program – earning both high school and college credit at the same time.

Spending Associated with OFTC has $30M Impact in Region

Spending Associated with OFTC has $30M Impact in Region
UGA economist: technical colleges are ‘an enduring pillar’ of state’s regional economy

How much does the area served by Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) benefit economically from spending that is either directly or indirectly related to the college?

According to Dr. Jeffrey M. Humphreys, director of the Selig Center for Economic Growth at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, it adds up to over $30 million.

The economic impact is in a new report from Dr. Humphreys that details his analysis of economic data from the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) for the 2012 fiscal year.

Dublin, East Laurens High Schools named AP Challenge Schools

Dublin, East Laurens High Schools named AP Challenge Schools

Dublin High School and East Laurens County High School were named 2014 AP Challenge Schools by State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge.

An AP Challenge School is a school with no more than 900 students and have students testing in for of the core areas: English, math, science and social studies.

COS students have Paul Mitchell color class

COS students have Paul Mitchell color class

Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) hosted a national educator from Paul Mitchell that presented a color class to the South Campus Cosmetology students on Monday, February 17th.

Misty Arnold has been an educator for Paul Mitchell for 3 years and is the owner of 67 Styles Salon in Statesboro. She talked with the students about the theory of color and explained color formulations.

Area students visit OFTC for Mini-Career Fair

Area students visit OFTC for Mini-Career Fair

Dublin, GA - Approximately 200 students from Hillcrest Elementary School and West Laurens Middle School visited Oconee Fall Line Technical College on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 for a mini-career fair.

The event showcased a variety of programs with hands-on demonstrations, simulators and informational sessions.

Students rotated through sessions with OFTC instructors in areas such as cosmetology, criminal justice, EMS professions, commercial truck driving, electronics technology, machine tool technology, and more.

See more pictures from this event on OFTC's Facebook page.

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Meeks Named OFTC’s 2014 Rick Perkins Winner

Meeks Named OFTC’s 2014 Rick Perkins Winner

Oconee Fall Line Technical College named English Instructor Kim Meeks as the local college winner of the Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction, a statewide program initiated by the Technical College System of Georgia to honor outstanding instructors at the System's 25 member institutions.

The announcement was made Tuesday, February 11th at a gathering honoring the Rick Perkins nominees.

Other finalists for the title included Dr. Tiffany Daniel, Division Chair of Arts & Sciences / Learning Support; Mr. Jeff Partridge, Welding Instructor; Mr. Jack Shepherd, Pharmacy Technology Instructor; Ms. Leslie Thigpen, Division Chair, Allied Health Sciences, Practical Nursing; and Ms. Deb Thomsen, Practical Nursing Instructor.