Sixteen OFTC Students Awarded TOOLS to Help Jumpstart Careers
Sixteen Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) students were awarded the program specific tools they’ll need to jump-start their careers during the 24th annual Tools for Outstanding Occupational Leadership Students (TOOLS) Program held on the college’s Dublin campus, Tuesday, January 10.
The 2023 TOOLS Program was sponsored by The Livingston Foundation and included the following major donors. Washington EMC, WestRock, and Morris Bank – Bronze Level; Fairview Park Hospital – Silver Level; and Lowe Electric and the OFTC Foundation – Gold Level.
“Every year we are so excited about this event,” shared Kathy Aaron, OFTC’s Executive Director of Institutional Advancement and the Foundation. “To see the students and how grateful they are to receive these tools; it just reminds us of why we do what we do here at OFTC.”
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, welding helmets, scrubs, lab coats and other essential items related to their program of study.
This year’s recipients were:
|Abram McCrimmon (Rhine), Diesel Equipment Technology|
|Tylan Hardy (Soperton), Industrial Systems Technology|
|Miranda Phillips (Tarrytown), Diagnostic Medical Sonography|
|Rylan C Thigpen (East Dublin), Machine Tool Technology|
|Rakeisha A Reeves (Davisboro), Medical Assisting|
|Nick Covey (Rhine), Mechatronics Technology|
|Takia Rozier (Dublin), Pharmacy Technology|
|Ka’Nyah Johnson (Sandersville), Respiratory Care|
|Ariel Spires (Milan), Radiologic Technology|
|Seth McDowell (Louisville), Welding & Joining Technology|
|Joseph McCullough (Dublin), Automotive Technology|
|DheaReon Reaves (Tennille), Welding & Joining Technology|
|La’kleedrai Salter (East Dublin), Medical Assisting|
|Dustin Jones (Dublin), Radiologic Technology|
|Natalie White (Mt. Vernon), Diagnostic Medical Sonography|
|Maci Raffield (Dublin), Respiratory Care|
For more info on OFTC’s 130+ programs of study, the OFTC Foundations, or the TOOLS program, visit the College’s website, OFTC.edu.