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Welcome! Wiregrass Georgia Technical College exists to meet the needs of students and the community through our mission of educational and workforce development. We are pleased that you have visited our website and we hope that you find the program to meet your individual needs. Continued...
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Let us take your group or organization through an experiential learning that will facilitate growth, development and understanding of interpersonal and communication skills, team work, problem solving abilities, leadership skills and trust. The Challenge Course, located on the Valdosta campus of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, can be deployed in three ways:
Activates designed for participants of all ages that can be done at your location or incorporated into the Challenge Course initiatives. We offer a wide selection of activities that every participant can enjoy. These activities begin the team building process and help to foster a spirit of unity among groups.
These activities incorporate the Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Challenge Course and are designed for participants of all ages. There are 14 possible initiatives to choose from based on the dynamics of the group. The Low Ropes course is characterized by its purpose which is to serve as a catalyst for the development of interpersonal skills. Participants have an opportunity to work together to solve hands-on problems that require critical thinking, assessment and use of individual and group strengths, and determine the challenges for the group and minimized them. They also provide safety for the fellow group members which reinforce the need for group support.
This part of the Wiregrass Georgia Technical College course is characterized as the most dramatic activities on the course. These initiatives place the participants at heights that make safety dependent on a series of ropes, knots, hardware, harnesses, and group members. There are six high ropes initiatives including a zip‐line. To participate in these initiatives, each person must complete training from facilitators in safety techniques including knot tying, visual inspections and proper belaying techniques. It is suggested that participants in this part of the course first complete the low ropes initiatives, but is not mandatory. While these initiatives are more individual based, they do require trust of team members, communication between partners on the course, support from other participants as well as commitment to attempt the activities. Prior to any groups’ scheduled event, facilitator will meet with the group leaders to discuss purpose and goals of the events specific to their needs.
Course is available for businesses, non‐profit organizations, youth groups, religious groups, government departments, and educational groups.
Cost is dependent on size of group, initiatives chosen, and amount of time spent on the course. Discounts are available for non‐profit organizations.
|For information about the Wiregrass Challenge Course, contact April Lamon, Director of Economic Development at (229) 259-5191.|
Here are just a few comments participants have said about their experience on WGTC’s Ropes/Challenge Course.
“It brought us much closer together.”
“I am willing to trust others more.”
“It taught us to think things through before acting.”
“I highly recommend for others to take this course.”
“I learned to trust and rely on others more.”
“I need to be mindful of other people and their way of doing things, and to take into consideration their ideas – instead of just mine.”
“I was able to really challenge my mind to push further.”
“It helped us see how important it is to work as a team.”
“I love this course. The instructors were great!”
“Some things can not be accomplished unless you work as a team.”