OFTC Names 2018 Tools Recipients

Sixteen Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) students were awarded the program specific tools they’ll need to help jumpstart their career during the 19th annual Tools for Outstanding Occupational Leadership Students (TOOLS) Program held on the college’s Dublin campus, Tuesday, January 23.

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

Recipients receive the needed tools required for their careers so that upon graduation they are able to go straight to work without the cost of having to purchase necessary on-the-job tools. Students received items like stethoscopes, toolboxes, scrubs, lab coats and other essential items.

This year’s recipients were:

Benjamin Barlow, Electronics Technology (Dexter); James Blankenship, Machine Tool Technology (Cadwell); Austin Bush, Respiratory Therapy (Dublin); Chandler Cannon, Radiologic Technology (East Dublin); Andrew Cook, Electronics Technology (Milan); Mason Foskey, Diesel Technology (Cochran); Ciara Griggs, Medical Assisting (Dublin); Carla Hicks, Medical Assisting (Dublin); Adam Howard, Welding Technology (Montrose); Matthew Lancaster, Radiologic Technology (Dexter); Melissa McDaniel, Pharmacy Technology (Adrian); Kaleb Meadows, Automotive Technology (Cochran); Kevyn Soles, Diesel Technology (East Dublin); Jimmy Levi Stapleton, Machine Tool Technology (Adrian); Camron C.J. Underwood, Air Conditioning Technology (Cohutta); Amanda Warnock.

To learn more about the OFTC Foundations visit the college’s website. To view photos from the 2018 TOOLS Program, visit the OFTC Facebook page.

A group photo of the 2018 TOOLS program recipients

Group photo of the 2018 TOOLS Program recipients.

A group photo of the 2018 TOOLS Program recipients, their nominating instructors and the program's sponsors.

A group photo of the 2018 TOOLS Program recipients, their nominating instructors and the program’s sponsors.