Business Leaders Tout OTC’s Impact
Ogeechee Technical College

Ogeechee Technical College joins forces with industry partners to carry out its mission. The College provides a qualified workforce for industry and in turn, industry provides employment opportunities for OTC graduates. Bobby Jones knows the importance of Ogeechee Technical College to Screven County and to this region of Georgia.  As Materials/Manufacturing Value Stream Manager at Sylvania’s Koyo Bearings manufacturing facility, Bobby depends on OTC for the skilled workforce that is required to make Koyo a leader in their industry. “The Industrial Maintenance initiative at OTC has helped develop and fill critical positions within our plant,” Jones said. “Without skilled people to ensure that our production equipment keeps working properly, our whole manufacturing process can literally grind to a stop. A qualified workforce is the oil that keeps us running! Our partnering with OTC plays a key role in preparing our future for success.” Jones also serves on the Local Board of Directors at OTC.

 “When we were building our new Statesboro plant, we utilized space on the Ogeechee Tech campus to start filling critical positions on our team, even hosting literally thousands of individuals who showed up to apply for jobs. We couldn’t have done it without OTC,” stated Josh Frey, Great Dane Statesboro’s plant manager.  “OTC is a constant source of qualified workers with credentials in welding, electrical, and other vital areas of expertise which keep our plant running at capacity.  We count OTC as a valued partner in our operation.”

Fred Hill believes in technical education, and works hard to support OTC, all the while knowing that the College will support his industry. As Human Resources Director at The Sack Company, Fred knows the importance of having a qualified pool of applicants for vital positions within the company, and how that keeps the production and efficiency of Sack at optimum levels. “I believe in technical education, and especially in Ogeechee Technical College. That’s why I serve as chairman of the board at OTC, and why I devote time each year to volunteering for the OTC Foundation,” said Hill. “OTC has a winning team, and they contribute so much to this area, it is only right to give back to them however I can.”

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Contact Information

Barry Turner
Vice President for College Advancement
Phone: 912.681.5500 | Email: bturner@ogeecheetech.edu

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