Students at Central Georgia Technical College say they feel prepared for their careers


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Students at Central Georgia Technical College said they feel prepared for the real world because they receive hands on training in the classroom .

Janet Kelly, Vice President of Enrollment Services at Central Georgia Technical College, said C.G.T.C wants it’s students to be successful.

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“They have everything they need, every piece of information that they need to enter that workforce excessively, and be successful in the job that they get,” Kelly said.

Deshun Brown, Industrial Systems Technology and Electrical Controls Student, said C.G.T.C was his first choice when he left the military.

“The programs that I want and the fields that I want to go in are not really offered at a traditional college. I can get a solid education here and leave here with a positive outlook on a career that’s lucrative,” Brown said.

And practical nursing student Paisley Taylor agrees with Brown.

“It’s scary to think about being a new nurse because you’re in control of people’s lives. You have people’s lives in your hands, so that’s a scary thing in it’s self,” Taylor said. But, I feel like the nursing program, the instructors, everything that we have, they really prepare you to be a nurse, and I think that’s with all of the programs here.”

Students and instructors said the hands on training is one of the best parts about Central Georgia Technical College.

“The way that we are taught and the way that we learn is very hands on. They’re not gonna teach you anything that’s not useful. You know, it’s the latest technology and it’s real world training,” Brown said.

Kelly said letting students use the same equipment they’d use in the real world better prepares students for jobs and helps students get jobs easily.

“We do a lot to connect our graduates and our students to careers and we’re pretty successful at that with a 98% job placement,” she said.

And C.G.T.C. will do anything to make sure students keep their jobs.

“If an employer finds a new employee to be deficient in any of the areas that they were taught in their educational program, the college will work to retrain them for free,” she said.

So Kelly said students will get everything they need to to be good employees for the workforce.