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Wiregrass' Telecommunication Student Earns Silver Medal

Daniel Yawn earned a silver medal at the state SkillsUSA competition. He is pictured here wearing his lucky number “7” hard hat in the telecommunications lab at Wiregrass Tech. Fitzgerald GA -- The Telecommunications program at the Ben Hill–Irwin Campus of Wiregrass Tech recently received state-wide attention. Daniel Yawn of Ocilla won a silver medal at the at the state SkillsUSA Competition. He was among 59 Wiregrass students who earned a medal at the skills competition. “It...



Wiregrass Tech Culinary Camp Coming to Berrien County

Nashville, GA – Parents may register students for Wiregrass Tech’s Culinary Camp to be held in the 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.



Career Exploration Camp at Wiregrass Tech Ben Hill-Irwin Campus

Fitzgerald, GA - Parents may register students for Wiregrass’ Career Exploration Camp happening this June at the Ben Hill-Irwin Campus of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. The camp will be open for upcoming 5th – 8th graders. The Career Exploration Camp will be held June 24 with two opportunities for exploring careers with Early Childhood and Criminal Justice Camp. The Early Childhood Camp will allow campers to design and create a bulletin board, the camp starts at 9:00...



Game Design Camp at Wiregrass Tech in Valdosta

Valdosta, GA -- Parents may register students for Wiregrass Tech’s Game Design Camp happening this June at the Valdosta Campus of Wiregrass Technical College. The camp is for upcoming 5th – 8th graders. The Game Design Camp will be held June 17 from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Students will learn the tools and mechanics of designing and building a 3D video game level. The camp cost is $40. To register your child, visit www.eventbrite.com and search for Wiregrass. For information about...



Wiregrass Tech Cosmetology Camp at Valdosta High School

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 June 11-13 from 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. The camp is for upcoming 5th-8th graders. Campers will learn how to perform manicure and pedicures. Lunch will not be provided. The camp cost is $45. To register your child, visit www.eventbrite.com and search for Wiregrass. For information about Wiregrass, visit...



Career Exploration Camp at Wiregrass Cook Campus

Adel, GA – Parents may register students for Wiregrass’ Career Exploration Camp happening this June at the Cook Campus of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. The camp will be open for upcoming 5th – 8th graders. The Career Exploration Camp will be held June 17 with two opportunities for exploring careers: Cosmetology and Welding. The Cosmetology camp will help students learn how to perform manicures, and pedicures and will run from 9:00 a.m. – noon. The second camp is Welding...



Career Exploration Camp at Wiregrass Tech

Douglas, GA -- Parents may register students for Wiregrass’ Career Exploration Camp happening this June at the Coffee Campus of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. The camp will be open for upcoming 5th – 8th graders. The Career Exploration Camp will be held June 11 and 13 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The cost of the camp is $45 and includes all class materials. Each day students will explore a different career field. Tuesday, June 11 is Cosmetology, where students will learn how to...



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Whale Sharks, the Okefenokee, and Wiregrass Tech

Andrea is pictured with her award winning t-shirt design and gold medal from state SkillsUSA. Valdosta, GA — Gold medalists from across the state will be competing at Nationals SkillsUSA in Kentucky this June, wearing the likes of Whale sharks, the Okefenokee and Wiregrass Tech. Andrea Jacobsen, Accounting student, and Hope Vaughn, Radiology student, both from Wiregrass, won gold medals at the state SkillsUSA competition in the areas of t-shirt and pin design. Both students’...



GaTAPP Leaders at Wiregrass Attend National Conference

Valdosta, GA – Have you heard friends say they wished they had chosen a different career field? Many times people work years in a chosen career field only to feel they’ve missed their purpose or calling, wishing they could change careers. Teaching is a career many people wish they had gone into for various reasons; and many have made that career change thanks to the Georgia Teacher Academy of Preparation and Pedagogy (GaTAPP). The GaTAPP program is an alternative certification program...



Local Fraternities and Sororities Make a Donation to Wiregrass Foundation

(L-R) Front Row: Tabora Temple, Berinda Nwakamma, Tiffany Vinson, Katrina Royal, Wiregrass President Dr. Tina K. Anderson, Ronald Skrine Sr., Elnora Hill, Lawanna Barron, Sandra Tooley, and Dr. Virginia Crowell. Back Row: Deroccious Harris, Collie Williams, Gregory Powell, Renrick Ard, Dr. Alvin Payton, David Davis, Allen Lane Jr., and Tyshon Reed. Valdosta, GA – The Valdosta Alumnae Chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NHPC), a collaborative organization of nine...



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Wiregrass IndustryReady Graduates are now Job Ready

Pictured with students are: Brandy Wilkes, Associate Vice President of Economic Development; Will Walker, Brittany Parr, Kai Kilbury, Dustin Tucker, Erin Day, Adult Education Instructor, and April McDuffie, Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness. Fitzgerald, GA -- Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has successfully graduated the first class of IndustryReady on the Ben Hill-Irwin Campus. Kai Kilbury, Brittany Parr, Dustin Tucker, and William Walker have completed the...



Ben Hill-Irwin Campus Gets New Equipment

Automotive Technology Program Coordinator Jesse Davis giving a demonstration on the new Wheel Alignment Machine. Fitzgerald, GA — Wiregrass Tech has invested in upgrading the equipment in the Automotive Technology and Welding & Joining Technology programs on the Ben Hill-Irwin Campus. The automotive program has received a new wheel alignment machine and alignment rack. It replaces an older piece of equipment students were using and provides Wiregrass automotive students with the...