OFTC Grads Garner 100% Job Placement Rate
Students who graduate from Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) are finding jobs according to the College’s latest report which shows a 100% job placement rate for graduates in 2019.
This rate includes graduates who find employment in or related to their field of study or go on to continue their education.
“These numbers demonstrate how OFTC continues to maintain our mission to contribute to the economic and workforce development of the counties we serve,” shared OFTC President, Erica Harden. “We are equipping students with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful, and this will always be one of our goals.”
Despite the challenges seen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, OFTC has continued to evolve to meet the needs of its students.
“We are here to serve our students and our communities,” shared Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr, Saketha Adams. “And now is when they need us more than ever. The opportunities we provide at OFTC can act as a lifeline, connecting our students and communities to the jobs they need to be successful.”
“Many of the programs we offer train students for essential careers which keep our communities thriving,” she added.
OFTC students started their spring semester in early January with in-person, online, and hybrid class options. And their c-term classes, which are only seven-and-a-half weeks, begin mid-February.
One of the College’s ways of connecting their graduates to jobs is through their Office of Career Services which provides a variety of services to students and graduates to help them meet their career objectives.
“We do not simply watch our students come in, take classes, and then leave,” shared OFTC’s Career Services Coordinator, Saketta Brown. “We make it our mission to help our students connect to careers that suit them, and make sure they are prepared with a resume, for an interview, and anything else they may face while going out and finding a job.”
Some of the services offered through Career Services are individualized career counseling, career assessments, resume writing assistance, interviewing tips, workshops, on-campus recruiting, and more.
Brown also stays connected to local communities and businesses within OFTC’s service delivery area to aid in hiring needs and fill employment gaps.