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CGTC Graduates Hired by Southern Company

Central Georgia Technical College graduates were recently offered positions at Southern Nuclear and Southern Power as a result of an educational partnership between Georgia Power, Southern Company and CGTC.

The Instrumentation & Controls Academy at CGTC is a two-year associate degree program that prepares graduates for a career in instrumentation and controls. Students learn to perform basic maintenance functions such as trouble shooting, repair, installation and maintenance of instruments, control devices, and electronic equipment through a combination of theory and hands-on training. 

Devices used in the classroom are found in any manufacturing or process environment, including power generation plants, and are critical to system safety, productivity, reliability, and environmental compliance. In today's industrial environment, any and all exposure to the instruments, devices, and processes makes that graduate a more valuable asset to any industry.

"We're training the next generation of potential employees. In addition, the I&C Academy plays a positive role in the economic growth of our plant's surrounding communities. Local residents learn high-level skills, potentially qualifying them for well-paying jobs close to home," said Jeff Peoples, talent development and training manager.

The I&C Academy is also preparing graduates for the future of their field, according to Rick Conti, maintenance superintendent at Plant Vogtle. “The I&C Academy Curriculum sets up the technicians for modern technology. It teaches a wide variety of digital control systems, Cisco switches, programmable logic controllers, etc. that is definitely geared toward I&C technicians and newer technology.  The I&C Academy sets a solid electronic foundation for the techs to go right into nuclear I&C training. 

The Instrumentation and Controls Technician associate degree is offered on CGTC’s Macon Campus, and new students are accepted every semester. For more information about the program, please visit www.centralgatech.edu or call the Admissions Office at (478) 757-3403.

Photo: From left are Kevin Ivey (Macon), Southern Nuclear; Jessie Holland (Macon), Southern Power; Jerry Woods (Milledgeville), Southern Nuclear and Michael Maddox (Sandersville), Southern Nuclear.

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