Washington LEADS & OFTC
The Washington LEADS class of 2017 conducted the first half of their session dedicated to education and workforce development at Oconee Fall Line Technical College, Wednesday, March 10.
College President, Dr. Lloyd Horadan welcomed the group and spoke on the traits and qualities of leaders versus managers. “Effective leadership is often very difficult to describe but you know it when you see it,” he said. And while effective leaders are good managers, delegation is key, he shared. “Each step along the path, the role of leadership becomes more and more and management becomes less and less. Ultimately, you are still responsible and held accountable which is why good leaders surround themselves with very talented and smart individuals.”
The group then toured the Trades and Industrial and Allied Health wings at the college which consisted of Welding, Electrical Control Systems, Industrial Technology, and Practical Nursing labs.
Erica Harden, Executive Vice President at OFTC shared with the Washington LEADS of the college’s mission and what they’re doing to create trained and qualified workers, from the college’s credit side to the individualized customized training created for business and industry conducted through OFTC’s Office of Economic Development.