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Dual Enrollment Student Earns High School Diploma and Associate Degree Simultaneously

Mackenzie O’Berry Nearly hidden by an impressive stack of bulky text books, Mackenzie O’Berry looks like a typical college woman as she studies at the Starbucks in Tifton, Georgia. Her glossy dark hair disappears into an oversized hoodie and stylish glasses frame her freshly scrubbed face. Her table is covered in notes, pens, and binders from this semester’s course load: SOCI 1101, ECON 1101, CRJU 2070, and COMP 1000. “Right now, I’m in my last semester here at Southern...



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From Eastern Europe…to the Welding Booth?

Matthew Goodwin The welding classroom on the Thomasville campus of Southern Regional Technical College is abuzz with activity. There is a continual sharp clanking of metal tools against metal objects. Bright blue sparks fly behind translucent plastic curtains, silhouetting helmeted students in vivid detail. The wide utility doors are open to the crisp autumn breeze, and dual-enrollment kids from various high schools in Thomas County circulate from station to station. One boy, Matthew,...



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SRTC Hosts Successful Skills USA High School Competition

On Friday, February 5, 2016 Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) hosted the annual SkillsUSA Region 7 High School competition. The event featured over 180 students from 13 area high schools that competed in a variety of categories designed to test student’s knowledge in both general and technical areas. The Region 7 competition served as an informal kickoff to SkillsUSA week, observed nationally from February 7th – 13th this year. SkillsUSA Week gives state associations,...