OFTC Adult Ed Program Garners Highest Transition Rate in Georgia

Group Photo of Adult Education employees and staff members: Back Row (L-R): Rashaun Tanner, Glin Atkins, Zac Woodard, Cecila Adamson, Artisha Johnson, Emily Lloyd, and Tiffany Lofton. Front Row (L-R): Nathan Morris, Bonita Barnes, Bess Boyd, Tracey Darrisaw, Jennifer Todd, and Bertie Garner. Not Pictured: Alisia Goff and Saketta Brown (former OFTC Transition Coordinator for Adult Ed during the award year.)

Group Photo of Adult Education employees and staff members: Back Row (L-R): Rashaun Tanner, Glin Atkins, Zac Woodard, Cecila Adamson, Artisha Johnson, Emily Lloyd, and Tiffany Lofton. Front Row (L-R): Nathan Morris, Bonita Barnes, Bess Boyd, Tracey Darrisaw, Jennifer Todd, and Bertie Garner. Not Pictured: Alisia Goff and Saketta Brown (former OFTC Transition Coordinator for Adult Ed during the award year.)

Oconee Fall Line Technical College’s (OFTC) Adult Education Program was recognized at the Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) Fall Conference in September for having the highest transition rate in the state of Georgia.

Transitioned students are students who have successfully moved from the Adult Education program into the job force or post-secondary education. With the state average for transition at 18%, OFTC’s transition rate of 57% earned the title highest in the state, the only college recognized for this achievement for the 2016-2017 academic year.

The Highest Transition Award was given by the Technical College System of Georgia Office of Adult Education and accepted by OFTC President, Dr. Lloyd Horadan and Ms. Tiffany Lofton, OFTC Dean of Adult Education.

The successful transition of students into post-secondary education programs and employment aligns with the college’s mission statement to contribute to the economic and workforce development of east central Georgia through quality technical and continuing education, adult education, and business and industry services.

OFTC’s Adult Education Program serves 11 counties: Bleckley, Dodge, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Laurens, Telfair, Warren, Washington, Wheeler, and Wilkinson.

“With successful transitions of students in each of the 11 counties served, OFTC’s Adult Education Program is able to have a positive impact on the quality of students and quality of employable members of the community,” Lofton shared.

“OFTC’s Adult Education department is staffed with caring, dedicated, and hardworking instructors and staff who strive for student success,” she added, “and the statewide recognition reinforces the hard work of the entire Adult Education team. The bar has been set and the OFTC Adult Education Program intends to win the award again in 2018 with an even higher transition rate.”

For more info about OFTC’s Adult Education Programs, visit the Adult Education page on the OFTC website.

OFTC's Dr. Lloyd Horadan and Ms. Tiffany Lofton receiving the Transition Rate award from TCSG representatives.

OFTC’s Dr. Lloyd Horadan and Ms. Tiffany Lofton receiving the Transition Rate award from TCSG representatives.