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Teachers: Applications for Bright Ideas Grant Due Saturday

Teachers: Applications for Bright Ideas Grant Due Saturday

Teachers can apply for a grant to fund innovative classroom projects this week.

The Bright Ideas grant, funded by Tri-County EMC, is open to all Georgia certified teachers in grades pre-k through 12 in public or private schools in Baldwin, Jones, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson counties.

Projects could be funded for up to $1,500.

Applications should be received by Dec. 1.

Get full information online.

Eatonton Resident Makes Macon State President's List

Eatonton Resident Makes Macon State President's List

Macon State announces the 2012 summer semester President’s and Dean’s lists. Students on the President's List have a grade point average of at least 3.8 while taking a course load of at least nine semester hours. The Dean's List includes students who have at least a 3.5 grade point average while taking a course load of at least nine credit hours.

Here are the President's List students, listed by city of residence (the Dean’s List follows):

Albany               

Eatonton Resident Makes Macon State President's List

Eatonton Resident Makes Macon State President's List

Macon State announces the 2012 summer semester President’s and Dean’s lists. Students on the President's List have a grade point average of at least 3.8 while taking a course load of at least nine semester hours. The Dean's List includes students who have at least a 3.5 grade point average while taking a course load of at least nine credit hours.

Here are the President's List students, listed by city of residence (the Dean’s List follows):

Albany               

OFTC Adult Education Recognized at State Conference

OFTC Adult Education Recognized at State Conference

Oconee Fall Line Technical College's Adult Education staff recently attended the 2012 Georgia Adult Education Fall Conference in Atlanta. The theme for this year’s conference was “Creating a Workforce for Georgia and a Future for Families”.

Adult Education administrators, instructors and GED testing staff participated in professional development classes, an awards luncheon and adult education planning meetings. The Conference covered current issues including the 2014 revised GED Test, building collaborative partners and a Certified Literate Community, teaching strategies, strategies for implementing technology in the classroom, and strategies for addressing adult education needs in counties with 30% or more of the population without a secondary diploma.

Commercial Truck Driving has Appeal for Transitioning Workers

While job opportunities may not be abundant in other industries, the Commercial Truck Driving (CTD) industry is growing fast with more than 8,000 expected new jobs (14.9%) in Georgia alone over the next six years.

According to Occupational Supply Demand System, national demand will increase by 100,000 jobs (18.6%) through 2018 for over the road truck drivers in the next 6 years.

 

Hiring Outlook

Employment outlook is VERY GOOD. According to projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities are expected to be favorable for truck drivers.

In Georgia, average annual wages for commercial truck drivers (heavy and tractor-trailer) is $40,060.

Long-haul driving jobs are often more readily available to new drivers than local ones. With seniority, positions closer to home become more accessible.

 

Walk it Out for Literacy

Walk it Out for Literacy

The Adult Education department of Oconee Fall Line Technical College will host a “Walk It Out for Literacy“ 5K, 10K and 1 mile fun run/walk on Saturday, September 8th beginning at the Citizens Bank of Washington County parking lot in Sandersville. Registration on the day of the event begins at 7 a.m., but pre-registration is encouraged.

"The week of September 12th is Literacy Week in Georgia, and this event will raise awareness of literacy in our community," said Saketha Williams, OFTC Dean of Adult Education. "Proceeds from these races will provide support to adult education programs in our community and also scholarships for students. "