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Bridge Near Wiregrass' Entrance Slated for Temporary Closure

FITZGERALD, Ga— The Ben Hill-Irwin Campus of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College has been made aware of plans to re-construct the bridge on Perry House Road near the college’s entrance. The bridge is slated to close Monday, March 5 and could take approximately 120 days, weather permitting, before it will be re-opened. Please make plans now to adjust your travel plans to the college. The suggested alternate route from Fitzgerald would be to take US 319/ 129 Fitzgerald Highway to Old...



Wiregrass Team Shows Off Their Skills

Valdosta, Ga — Wiregrass has a long history of student success in both state and national level SkillsUSA competitions. The City of Adel will be able to share one of Wiregrass SkillsUSA student success stories for years to come. Wiregrass SkillsUSA members from Welding, Auto Collison Repair Technology, and Machine Tool Technology students worked for months creating metal art day lilies for a community project lead by the 2017-2018 Cook Leadership Group for the City of Adel. Students from...



Wiregrass Student Receives Tool Scholarship from GoFroe, LLC

Fitzgerald, Ga - The Telecommunications and Security Technology Diploma program has produced many successful graduates over the years and has an in-field job placement rate of 100%. To help students be successful in this growing field, the Tools for Telecommunications Technology Scholarship Fund was created by GoFroe, LLC of Fitzgerald with a gift of $500. The scholarship fund was designed to help purchase tools for students that want to begin a career in Telecommunications. This scholarship...



Wiregrass’ Dual Enrollment Program Among Top in the State

Valdosta, GA – Saving parents over $3 million in tuition and fees during the fiscal year 2017, Wiregrass Tech’s Dual Enrollment is making a difference in the lives of area high school students. Students in the eleven counties Wiregrass serves earned over 16,000 college credits during the 2016-2017 school year. Executive Director of High School Services Brooke Jaramillo shared, “We are honored to partner with 23 high schools in our service area, along with local home school...



Basic Life Support Training for Health Care Professionals Offered at Wiregrass

Douglas, GA — Wiregrass Georgia Technical College will be holding an American Heart Association Certification for HealthCare Professionals in the community or workplace on February 17 from 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. on the Coffee Campus of Wiregrass. The Basic Life Support (BLS) course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of AED. BLS for Healthcare Providers teaches...



Finding Beauty with the Right Tools at Wiregrass

Valdosta, Ga — There’s beauty in discovering a new life and purpose in something otherwise considered non-valuable or junk. Wiregrass Tech student, Olivia Gilliland, as found her passion in life through the college’s Auto Collision Repair program. Gilliland enrolled in the college after working as a customer service agent for over four thousand car dealerships. She felt hemmed in this position not seeing any advancement, but it was more than that. She felt stuck, there wasn’t any...



Wiregrass Announces Fall Graduates

Valdosta, GA - Wiregrass Georgia Technical College held the Fall 2017 Commencement Exercises on Friday, December 15 at the UGA Conference Center in Tifton, GA. The ceremony honored 352 students who were awarded their associate degree, diploma or technical certificate of credit as well as 80 GED® graduates. Among those graduating, the college awarded 59 Associate Degrees, 158 Diplomas, and 329 Technical Certificates. Some students received a Degree, Diploma and one or more Technical...



Wiregrass Offering basic MS Excel Bronze Level Training

Valdosta, GA- Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Department of Economic Development is offering a bronze level Basic MS Excel two-day training. The course is a total of 5 hours and will be held on February 27 and February 28 from 5:30–8:00 p.m. At the training you will learn how to use a spreadsheet to keep track of financial data or any other kind of alpha numeric data. The course will also cover the following: formatting, creating/saving/editing a worksheet, using basic formulas and...



Wiregrass Foundation accepts donation from Colony Bank

Fitzgerald, Georgia., Colony Bank Fitzgerald has consistently been a great partner to the Wiregrass Foundation North throughout the years, and this year is no different. Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Foundation kicked off its “Thanks and Giving Campaign” in November and City President, Mark Turner stepped up to the plate with a $5,000 donation. This will help students at Wiregrass with their tuition, fees, and/or books to help them reach their educational goals. Whether it was an...



Prince Automotive Makes Donation to Wiregrass

Valdosta, Ga., Prince Automotive Group has made a donation of $214,248.66 to Wiregrass Georgia Technical College’s Automotive program. The group donated parts and equipment from all dealerships including Albany, Tifton, Valdosta, and Douglas to the college. The donated parts and equipment are for Honda, Mazda, Ford, Cadillac, GMC, Buick, and Chevrolet vehicles. “The success of Prince Automotive Group depends on our dealerships delivering a first class experience and service to our...



Wiregrass Driver’s Education Dates Set

Valdosta, GA -- The 2018 Driver’s Education classes have been scheduled at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College. For a complete listing of available classes, as well as for information on how to register, visit the Driver’s Education webpage at wiregrass.edu or call Nancy Mitchell, Continuing Education Specialist, at 229-468-2074. There are a limited number of scholarships available. Eligibility requirements and information on how to apply are also located on our Driver’s Education...



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

Valdosta, GA. Wiregrass Georgia Technical College President Dr. Tina K. Anderson is pleased to announce the Fall 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 Fall Semester 2017. The following students are on the President’s List for Fall Semester 2017 and are listed by county (Atkinson) Araceli Elias,...