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Irwin Adult Education Classes Accepting New Students

Ocilla, GA., The Irwin County Adult Education program of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has a new location and is now accepting new students to enroll in free High School Equivalency Classes. The Irwin County Adult Education Site is now located at the Housing Authority Community Building, 202 East Valdosta Avenue in Ocilla. Classes are offered Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Mary Kay Floyd is the Adult Education Instructor who works to assist Irwin County residents in...



Lanier Adult Education Classes Accepting New Students

Lakeland, GA., The Lanier County Adult Education program of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is now accepting new students to enroll in free High School Equivalency Classes. The Lanier County Adult Education program is located at The Threatte Center at 209 US Highway 221 in Lakeland. Classes are offered Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am-1:00 pm and 5:00 pm-9:00 pm. Those interested can sign up for online classes now. Daniel Lawrence is an Adult Education Instructor and works...



Pearson Learning Center Accepting New Students

Pearson, Ga., The Pearson Learning Center of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is now accepting new students to enroll in free High School Equivalency (HSE) and English as a Second Language Classes (ESL). The Pearson Learning Center is located at 59 North Pearson Street in Pearson, Georgia. HSE classes are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am-1:00 pm and 5:00 pm-9:00 pm. ESL classes are offered on Saturdays from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Wiregrass instructors are Yolanda Slack...



Ben Hill County Adult Education Classes Accepting New Students

Fitzgerald, Ga., The Ben Hill County Adult Education program of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College is now accepting new students to enroll in free High School Equivalency Classes. Joan Duffie is the Adult Education Instructor who works with students to help them reach their educational goals. Classes are held on the Ben Hill-Irwin Campus of Wiregrass Tech located at 667 Perry House Road in Fitzgerald. The classes are offered Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 am-1:00 pm. Evening...



Ben Hill-Irwin Campus of Wiregrass Tech Hosts Get Wired Event

Fitzgerald, GA—Wiregrass Georgia Technical College hosted approximately 225 students for the annual Get Wired Event on the Ben Hill-Irwin Campus. Students from Fitzgerald High School College and Career Academy and Wiregrass Regional College and Career Academy from Douglas attended this event. Students were able to engage in hands-on activities related to programs that led to careers offered at the college. Students learned about Wiregrass programs and related careers through...



Wiregrass Holds Construction Class for Southern Rivers Goodwill, Graduates 11

Douglas, GA., Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s Economic Development department in partnership with Southern Rivers Goodwill conducted a construction program on the Coffee campus of Wiregrass in Douglas. The program concluded this past week graduating 11 participants. This four-week-long program taught instruction in framing, roofing, flooring, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and employability skills. Students also earned certifications in OSHA-10, forklift, and CPR. The program was...



Wiregrass Announces Fall Scholarship Recipients for the Valdosta Campus

Valdosta, GA— Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Foundation awarded multiple scholarships to help students complete their education and develop workforce skills. Seven students from the Valdosta Campus were among the eight Wiregrass students awarded scholarships made possible due because of generous college supporters. The scholarships will help pay for tuition, fees, books, and/or supplies needed for their programs. The scholarships were merit-based and applicants had to...



Wiregrass announces Spring and Summer 2023 Graduates

Valdosta, GA - Wiregrass Georgia Technical College held the Spring and Summer 2023 Commencement Exercises on Thursday, July 13. The ceremony honored both Spring and Summer Semester graduates. There were 1,011 students who were awarded their associate degree, diploma, or technical certificate of credit, 115 students who were awarded High School Equivalency, and 302 Dual Enrollment or high school students earning a college degree, diploma, or Technical Certificate of Credit. Among those...



Wiregrass Announces Fall Scholarship Recipient for the Ben Hill-Irwin Campus

Valdosta, GA— Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Foundation awarded multiple scholarships to help students complete their education and develop workforce skills for the Fall Semester. One recipient is from the Ben Hill-Irwin Campus awarded a scholarship made possible because of generous college supporters. The scholarships will help pay for tuition, fees, books, and/or supplies needed for their programs. The scholarships were merit-based and applicants had to complete an application...



Elizabeth Vickers named Wiregrass' Executive Director for Community Relations and Fundraising

Valdosta, GA., Wiregrass President DeAnnia Clements announces Elizabeth Vickers as the Executive Director for Community Relations and Fundraising for Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. Elizabeth brings to the college 23 years of Foundation and Fundraising experience from the South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) Foundation where she was the Executive Director and then the Director of Operations. Elizabeth isn’t new to the college, she worked for Valdosta Technical School from 1998-2000...



Wiregrass Board of Directors Announces FY24 Meeting Dates

Valdosta, GA., Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Board of Directors serves both in a community advisory capacity and in a limited administrative capacity, performing certain oversight responsibilities as designated by state board policy. The local board is comprised of members from the business and industrial communities from the eleven-county service area. State board policy defines the role and responsibilities of the local board. The meeting dates for the FY24 term have been set. ...



Guardian Bank Entrepreneurship Fall 2023 Academy Dates Set at Wiregrass

Valdosta, Ga. – Wiregrass Georgia Technical College announces the 10th Fall Guardian Bank Entrepreneurship Academy starting in October and November, free for current Wiregrass students and alumni. The UGA Small Business Development Center at Valdosta State University is partnering with Guardian Bank and Wiregrass Georgia Technical College to deliver six courses with 12 hours of total class time. The business topics to be discussed include: writing a business plan, money finance and...