Posted on Jun 06, 2022 at 19:33 PM
Recently, the Campus Pride organization conducted a Safe Space Train the Trainer Program with 12 employees from Ogeechee Technical College here in Statesboro.
“Those of us who participated in the program are now certified Safe Space trainers for other faculty and staff here at OTC,” said Christy Rikard, Assistant VP for Student Affairs. “Creating Safe Spaces on campus will help support the safety and academic success of our LGBTQ students.”
The Train the Trainer program provides ways to support LGBTQ students on campus and is the highest level of training provided by the nationally recognized program conducted by Campus Pride. Additionally, the program focuses on sustainability by giving faculty, administrators, staff, and students the ability to internally train and create additional Safe Spaces on college campuses.
OTC will hold an internal training during the fall semester for additional faculty and staff who are interested in gaining Safe Space certification.
About Ogeechee Technical College:
Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia. OTC provides student‐centered academic and occupational programs and support services at the associate degree, diploma, and certificate levels. OTC utilizes traditional and distance education methodologies in state-of-the-art facilities while supporting adult education, continuing education, and customized business and industry workforce training. Visit www.ogeecheetech.edu for more information.
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