State Rep. Mack Jackson Presents Scholarship for OFTC CTD Students
State Representative Mack Jackson of GA District 128 presented a Commercial Truck Driving (CTD) Scholarship check from the GA Rural Caucus membership to Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) Foundation Chairman, Jeff Brown, Wednesday, October 20.
“As a member of the Rural Caucus in the General Assembly, we give scholarships each year to students majoring in agriculture,” Jackson shared. “This year I made it a point to advocate for scholarships for truck drivers at our technical colleges. We appreciate our farmers and the agriculture community, but the goods cannot get to the market without our truck drivers. As a rural Legislator I will continue to advocate for resources and economic development in District 128.”
Four deserving students enrolled in CTD classes at OFTC will receive this scholarship to help with their education.
“Scholarships like these make a difference in the lives of students,” shared OFTC President, Erica Harden. “Given the current shortage of truck drivers in the U.S., we hope scholarship opportunities like this encourage others to make a commitment to further their education and obtain their CTD license so they can help fill the shortage of drivers locally, around the state, and in our nation.”
“These funds will allow the college to offer assistance to deserving students who often pay out of pocket for these classes,” added Brown.
For more info about OFTC’s CTD program, or the Foundation, visit the College’s website, OFTC.edu.
The OFTC Foundation
The OFTC Foundation, Inc. is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations established to support students and programs at the college. The Foundation is governed by a local board of trustees whose mission is to maintain a focus on local campus needs that mirrors the direction of Oconee Fall Line Technical College. Donors’ wishes will be adhered to and existing donor agreements will continue to be enforced. The Foundation provides leadership and community influence through the College’s eleven-county service area of Bleckley, Dodge, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Laurens, Telfair, Warren, Washington, Wheeler, and Wilkinson.