Technical College System of Georgia to Assume Management of Georgia VECTR Center
Atlanta — February 14, 2017
Georgia’s public higher education systems, the University System of Georgia (USG) and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), are committed to serving our nation’s active-duty service men and women, veterans and their families. Georgia’s public higher education institutions are frequently recognized in independent national rankings for their commitment and quality of service to veterans and active duty military. Middle Georgia State University and Central Georgia Technical College have been proud to partner together to develop and launch the Georgia Veterans Career Transition Resource Center (VECTR), a state public higher education instructional and support facility specially designed to serve active-duty service personnel and veterans and their family members. Opening in August 2016, VECTR has already served 4,000 veterans and their families.
While TCSG and USG will continue to partner closely in serving those who served our country, Central Georgia Technical College will manage the operations and services provided at VECTR effective July 1, 2017. Middle Georgia State’s Office of Veteran and Military Services will continue to provide the highest levels of support to military personnel and veterans through programs and services offered on its five campuses in the Middle Georgia region and online.
About the Technical College System of Georgia
The 22 colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) are Georgia’s top resource for skilled workers. TCSG offers world-class training in 600 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs to students who are trained on state-of-the-art equipment by instructors who are experts in their fields. The system also houses Georgia’s Office of Adult Education, which promotes and provides adult literacy and education programs, including the GED® testing program, throughout the state. In addition, TCSG partners with companies through Quick Start, the nation’s top customized workforce training program, and through its individual colleges, who work with local industry to provide workforce and training solutions. For more information, visit www.TCSG.edu.
About the University System of Georgia
The University System of Georgia is a part of the community in each of Georgia’s 159 counties and provides services across the state. The University System is composed of 28 higher education institutions including four research universities, four comprehensive universities, 10 state universities and 10 state colleges. It also includes the Georgia Public Library Service, which encompasses approximately 389 facilities within the 61 library systems throughout the State of Georgia. Additionally, the University System includes the Georgia Archives which identifies, collects, manages, preserves and provides access to records and information about Georgia.
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