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Wiregrass Student Signs Apprenticeship with Steeda

Seated: Shane Palmer, Machinist at Steeda and Wiregrass Precision Machine Tool student; Standing: Stan Crance, Project Manager/Existing Industry Coordinator with Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority; Dr. Tina K. Anderson, President of Wiregrass; Scott Boda, Director of Manufacturing at Steeda; Darron Lanier, Wiregrass Precision Machine and Manufacturing Technology Instructor, and Michael Williams, Wiregrass Dean of Industrial and Technical programs. Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass...



77 Majors Qualify for the HOPE Career Grant at Wiregrass

Wiregrass’ Opticianry program is one of the 40 new majors added to the HOPE Career Grant list beginning this Fall Semester. Valdosta, GA – What if your college education could be free? No student loans, no additional debt to incur. Would that be the thing you needed to finally make the decision to earn a college credential? That’s what new and current students are finding at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College with the recent addition of 40 more majors to the HOPE Career Grant...



TCSG Board Approves Tuition Increase

Valdosta, GA – The state board that oversees the Technical College System of Georgia has approved the system’s request for a tuition increase. Effective Fall Semester (August) 2019, there will be a tuition increase of $11 making tuition $100 per credit hour. For five years, the tuition rate at TCSG colleges, including Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, has remained at $89 per credit hour. The last time TCSG had a tuition increase was in 2014. The tuition increase will provide...



Wiregrass Student Signs Apprenticeship with Cass Burch

Seated: Cass Burch, Owner of Cass Burch Dealerships; Walter Rogers, Wiregrass Automotive Technology student and Cass Burch Automotive Technician; Dr. Tina K. Anderson, Wiregrass President. Standing: Bill Tillman, Wiregrass Director of Economic Development/Cook Campus; Ray Adams, Cass Burch Automotive Technician; Wiregrass Automotive Repair Technology Instructor; Bobby Joseph, Cass Burch General Manager. Valdosta, GA — What if you could have the best of both worlds; go to college and...



President's and Dean's Lists Announced for Spring Semester

Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College President Dr. Tina K. Anderson is pleased to announce the Spring Semester President’s List and Dean’s List. The President’s List includes outstanding students who were enrolled full-time for 12 credit hours or more and achieved a grade point average of 3.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale during Spring Semester 2019. The following students are on the President’s List for Spring Semester 2019 and are listed by county: (Ben Hill)...



Wiregrass Scholarship Signing Day on Cook Campus

Joy Sexton, Advanced Patient Care; Wiregrass President Dr. Tina K. Anderson; and Ayat Odeh (Technical Specialist). Sparks, GA — Students on the Cook Campus of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College learned at a special Scholarship Signing Day event that their hard work is paying off. Thanks to the generous donation of friends and supporters of the college, two students were awarded scholarships that will help pay for tuition, fees, books, and/or supplies needed for their programs....



Wiregrass' Mechatronics Instructor Headed to Russia

Wiregrass Tech’s Mechatronics Instructor, Joshua Whittington is headed to Russia in August as the 2019 National SkillsUSA Mechatronics Team Coach. Valdosta, GA – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s Mechatronics Instructor, Joshua Whittington is headed to Russia with the National Champions for Mechatronics for the WorldSkills 2019 competition this August. Whittington has coached the National Mechatronics Champion team since 2017. The WorldSkills competition is held every two...



Wiregrass Scholarship Signing Day for Summer Semester

(L-R): Dawn Diamond, Neuromuscular Massage Therapy; Timothy Berlinski, Radiologic Technology; Wiregrass President Dr. Tina K. Anderson; Desiree Davis (Associate of Science in Nursing); and LaDasha Minor (Associate of Science in Nursing). Valdosta, GA — Students on the Valdosta Campus of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College learned at a special Scholarship Signing Day event that their hard work is paying off. Thanks to the generous donation of friends and supporters of the college,...



Wiregrass Culinary Camp Coming to Berrien County

Nashville, GA – Parents may register students for Wiregrass Tech’s Culinary Camp to be held in Nashville at Community Center, 102 North Jefferson Street. The camp will be held on July 15 - 16 from 1:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The camp is for upcoming 5th-8th graders and will help them turn an empty plate into a culinary masterpiece. The camp cost is $40; to register your child, visit www.eventbrite.com and search for Wiregrass. For information about Wiregrass, visit www.wiregrass.edu.



Wiregrass Cosmetology Camp at Valdosta High School in July

Valdosta, GA – Parents may register students for Wiregrass Tech’s Cosmetology Camp being held at Valdosta High School located at 4590 Inner Perimeter Road in Valdosta. The camp will run July 9-11 from 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. The camp is for upcoming 5th-8th graders. Campers will learn how to perform manicures and pedicures. Lunch will not be provided. The camp cost is $45. To register your child, visit www.wiregrass.edu



New at Wiregrass -- Free Application Week for Fall Semester

Valdosta, GA – New this summer Wiregrass will be hosting Free Application Week starting! Free Application Week will be held on each campus June 17 through June 20. Any new student who applies in person during the week starting June 17 will have the application fee waived. Free Application Day will be held on the Ben Hill-Irwin Campus, Coffee Campus, Cook County WDC Campus, Moody AFB Extended Campus, and the Valdosta Campus from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fall Semester classes begin August 14...



Commissioner Says We Must Educate More Students for Careers in High-Demand Fields

Many rural communities in Georgia are struggling as industry and young people leave. Projections are that many of the state’s 124 rural counties will lose population over the next 10 years or so. To help rural communities remain competitive, there needs to be a coordinated effort by business, government, civic organizations, and nonprofits, according to Matt Arthur, commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia. In a guest column today, Arthur says education and skills training...