Technical and Industrial Building Rendering

Building The Workforce. Impacting The Region.

Building Preview

Square Footage: 75,000 GSF

Project Estimated Cost:
$25,400,000 - Design & Construction
$5,082,600 - FF&E

SRTC Expected Contributions:
$250,000 -Local Funds
$1,000,000 -Capital Campaign Funds

Rendering provided by: Altman + Barrett Architects

Dear friends and supporters,

The prosperity and quality of life in Southwest Georgia are intertwined with the growth and success of Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC). SRTC’s impact is felt through the access to high-quality, industry-focused education that produces highly-skilled graduates into our local workforce. SRTC would not be what it is today without the rich tradtition of community support from local healthcare systems, business and industry, faculty and staff, and individual donors throughout our eleven-county service delivery area.

At SRTC, we appreciate the seventy-five years of support that we have experienced from the communities we serve and the many donors that have made us what we are today. We invite you to join this legacy of giving as we embark on the largest addition to any of our campus locations in the history of our college. Your gift will make a tangible difference in the workforce development of this region.

Meeting the Demand

Why does Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) need a 75,000 square foot new building? Truth be told, this new building is more than twenty years in the making. The current Technical and Industrial Building in Moultrie is 60+ years old and the students enrolled in technical and industrial programs on the Moultrie campus are being served off-site of the primary Moultrie location creating disjointed services for students. Constructed throughout the 1960s and 1970s, these buildings require significant maintenance and provide sub-par training labs. SRTC has outgrown the existing space
and these buildings have become a daily burden on the maintenance and facilities team.

As you know, the trades workforce is aging and the skills gap is widening. Just like the workforce, SRTC faces challenges recruiting young people to these programs. While the stereotype of the “blue collar” job is shifting, convincing first-generation students that these jobs lead to long successful careers, where individuals can provide for their families, still proves to be a major challenge. While many manufacturing corporations look to make South Georgia their home, there is a significant lack qualified workforce to support their current operations, much less planned growth. Employment projections for Georgia’s workforce indicate steady and constant growth ahead. It is estimated that over the next two years, nearly 50,000 new positions will be available to be filled each year. ( Today, the fastest growing jobs require at minimum an associates degree. Employers value an applicant who has already obtained a certification, diploma or degree, and one who
has the skills necessary to enter the job force. SRTC has developed curriculum standards with direct involvement of business and industry. These standards will serve as the industry-validated specifications for each occupational program. These standards allow Georgia’s technical colleges to offer its business partners this guarantee: “If one of our graduates who was educated under a standard program, and his/her employer agrees that the employee is deficient in one or more competencies as defined in the standards, the technical colleges will retrain that employee at no instructional cost to employee or employer.” This guarantee applies to any graduate of our technical colleges who is employed in the field of his/her training. It is in effect for a period of two years after graduation.

This new building enables SRTC to expand and enhance current programs, increase student capacity, and add new technical and industrial programs to meet the needs of local business and industry. Additionally, it will provide even greater opportunities to our local high school students, further strengthening our relationship with our K12 partners. The Industrial Technology Building at SRTC-Moultrie will be an integral component of the campus and has become a critical need for current and future students enrolled in the School of Industrial Technology on the Moultrie campus. SRTC will be able to provide training using expanded technology including computer-aided welding equipment and technology currently required in the auto painting industry. This new state-of-the-art facility will enable students to translate their skills from the classroom to the workforce. With an enhanced collaboration over the years in our area high schools, this new facility will provide even greater opportunities to strengthen that partnership further providing a greater service to our students and the region.

Vision to Reality

In order to carry out these necessary and exciting capital improvements, Southern Regional Technical College is embarking on it’s first capital campaign .

SRTC’s commitment to providing cutting edge learning environments requires a significant capital investment. The {name} lead gift, along with strong community and regional support, will help make this state-of-the-art building a reality. Leadership from our closest community partners and supporters is crucial to the success of this campaign and the urgency of raising gifts toward this project cannot be underestimated.

Gifts made to The Foundation at Southern Regional Technical College build and sustain the financial legacy for perpetual support of SRTC. A 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation governed by a volunteer
Board of Trustees, the SRTC Foundation enables SRTC to deliver on its mission and provide tax benefits for gifts made to our efforts.

Your investment in the future of Southern Regional Technical College will enable the college to continue to deliver the high-quality education our community has come to expect from our higher-education institution for generations to come.

There are a variety of ways to give to this campaign. The SRTC Advancement Office staff will be delighted to discuss which type of gift might accomplish your philanthropic goals.

• Gifts of Cash
• Gifts of Securities
• Estate Gifts
• Charitable Gift Annuities
• Charitable Remainder Trusts
• Life Insurance

Your Role. Your Impact.

  1. Why is SRTC launching this campaign?

To provide necessary funding for personnel, equipment, and technology so that students have the opportunity to learn and gain the skills necessary to join our regions workforce.

  1. What is the time-frame?

This initial plan is a one-year campaign carried out to meet the $1 million goal. Support from the community, business and industry, and individuals is fundamental to the success of the campaign.

  1. How many gifts does SRTC need to reach campaign goal?



















  1. Why is my gift important?

This unprecedented effort is critical for SRTC’s future. The objectives of this campaign – to assist in building and purchasing equipment – are essential to the College’s continued success. SRTC has counted on the support from its corporate partners, business and industry, and individuals to accomplish its fundraising goals, and this challenge is no differen

SRTC is asking all community members to consider their gift to the campaign (over and above their continued support of the annual fund) as a major commitment of their charitable resources and to make a special philanthropic stretch for your local College. Your gift will make a significant difference.

  1. What are my gift options?

The campaign will be supported by a combination of pledges payable, typically over a three to five-year period. Donors may support the campaign through unrestricted gifts or they may designate their gift to a specific area. The Foundation at SRTC offers a variety of planned giving vehicles through which to make donations and will work with donors individually to help them meet their philanthropic goals.

  1. What are the funding opportunities?

A special gift opportunities plan has been developed for named or commemorative gifts to the Foundation at SRTC. Such investments offer donors the satisfaction of knowing that their commitment will exist, in perpetuity, as a memorial to their lives or the lives of loved ones. Please speak with the Office of Advancement at Southern Regional Technical College to discuss these opportunities and request more information by calling 229-225-3977 or visiting