Special to the Journal
Albany Technical College was one of four technical colleges out of 26 technical colleges in the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) to be nominated for Governor Sonny Perdue’s Technical College of the Year Award.
Judging for the award is based on almost two dozen performance criteria, including enrollment numbers, graduation rate, student retention, job placement rate, cost efficiency, completions in adult education programs, and trends in specialized workforce training.
“Our attention to placement, enrollment, and stewardship has taken us to the top four,” said Dr. Anthony Parker, President of Albany Tech. “Early indications for fiscal year 2011 predict that we will perform well again in those areas. The work of our enrollment management committee, strategic planning, and program audits have served us well.”
“Our technical colleges in Georgia are critical components of our overall economic development strategy,” said Governor Sonny Perdue. “Georgia’s technical colleges are emerging from this downturn stronger and ready to meet the advanced, high-tech workforce demands of today’s global economy.”
Wiregrass Technical College was the finalist for the award. However, Albany Tech did receive a governor’s proclamation for its nomination.
“I am very proud to be a part of the ATC team and am extremely proud of our accomplishments,” said Dr. Parker. “I look forward to again being evaluated as a part of the best faculty and administrative team in TCSG.
Albany Technical College President Dr. Anthony Parker accepts the Governor’s Proclamation from TCSG Commission Ron Jackson, and Dean Alford, chairman of the State Board of the TCSG. Pictured (left to right): Commissioner Ron Jackson, Dr. Parker, and Dean Alford.