Fifteen Students Awarded Tools to Help JumpStart Careers

Fifteen Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) students were awarded the program specific tools they’ll need to jumpstart their careers during the 22nd annual Tools for Outstanding Occupational Leadership Students (TOOLS) Program held on the college’s Dublin campus, Tuesday, January 12. 

15 OFTC students were awarded the program specific tools they'll need to help jumpstart their careers during OFTC's 22nd Annual TOOLS Award Program.
15 OFTC students were awarded the program specific tools they’ll need to help jumpstart their careers during OFTC’s 22nd Annual TOOLS Award Program. (Jamecia Todd, NP)

The TOOLS Program is an event sponsored by OFTC’s South Foundation, the Evelyn and Louie Livingston Family Foundation, Morris Bank and Fairview Park Hospital. Each year students are nominated by their instructors to compete for the award and are selected by a panel of judges after an application and interview process. 

Recipients receive the program-specific tools required for their careers so that upon graduation they’re able to seamlessly transition into the workforce without the burden of purchasing necessary on-the-job equipment or tools. Students received items like stethoscopes, toolboxes, scrubs, lab coats and other essential items related to their program. 

This year’s recipients were: 

Seth Youmans, Wrightsville, Welding & Joining Technology  

Latressia Howard, Warner Robins, Respiratory Care Technology  

Carly Hooks, Lumber City, Respiratory Care Technology  

Quianna Boston, East Dublin, Medical Assisting Technology 

Jamecia Todd, Dublin, Medical Assisting Technology 

Stephanie Holt, Chester, Radiologic Technology 

Catrina Upshaw, Dudley, Practical Nursing Technology  

Clark Attaway, Wrightsville, Machine Tool Technology  

Walter Butts, Rentz, Diesel Equipment Technology 

Levi Williams, Gray, Diesel Equipment Technology 

Carleisha Rogers, Eastman, Pharmacy Technology 

Jessica Lane, Gordon, Radiologic Technology 

Angela Mitchell, Dublin, Electronics Fundamentals Technology 

Rose Peoples, Reidsville, Electronics Fundamentals Technology 

San Juanna Martinez, Rentz, Pharmacy Technology 

For more info on OFTC’s 140+ programs of study, the OFTC Foundations, or the TOOLS program, visit the College’s website,

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The mission of Oconee Fall Line Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is 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. The College offers associate degrees, diplomas, technical certificates of credit, and non-credit certificates in a student-centered learning environment through traditional and distance education modes of delivery. Learn more about the TCSG.