South Georgia Technical College is hosting the Light Up Your Future event – Americus Times-Recorder

South Georgia Technical College is hosting the Light Up Your Future event.

Published Monday 21 November 2022 19:22

From personnel reports

AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College is hosting its seventh annual Light Up Your Future event on Tuesday, November 29th with tens of thousands of lights on the Americus campusth from 6pm to 8pm Everyone is invited to this fun free drive-thru celebration, where there are free glowing gifts and individually wrapped treats for everyone.

Santa and his elves will be available to greet families but everyone is asked to remain in their cars. Individuals should arrive and use the Lindbergh Drive entrance next to the large Navy plane which will be covered in lights. The route will be marked and everyone is asked to enter the roundabout in front of the John M. Pope Center first to receive special glow gifts.

“We started this tradition six years ago,” said South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford. “The college wanted to do something fun and creative to promote the excellent educational opportunities that South Georgia Technical College has to offer. We also wanted to give back to the community by hosting an event that is fun and informative.

He revealed that the event was turned into a drive-thru celebration for two years due to COVID-19. “The Drive-Thru theme continues this year because it’s a great way for everyone to spend time as a family in the comfort of their vehicle, see the lights, and also see the entire campus. This is an excellent way for the community to see the campus and everything we offer. Individuals will receive free gifts of light as well as information about the various programs offered here and at Cordele,” explained Watford. “And it’s a fun FREE event for the whole family.”

Each of the College’s individual program departments, such as Transportation, Personal Services, Business and Computers, and Industrial and Engineering programs, will host impressive light displays highlighting various career opportunities. Various student clubs and organizations on campus also participate in the event. And individuals can use their mobile phone to vote for the best displays via a QR code. The Jets will also host Chipola in a duel at James S. Peters High School at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

In the transport sector, the Caterpillar Heavy Equipment program shows the large Caterpillar machines in Christmas lights. The John Deere Agricultural Technology program will do the same with its large tractors, and Diesel and Commercial Truck Driving will showcase one of the lighted 18-wheel rigs. The automotive programs and the aviation programs will showcase their fun educational toys in lights, and all other programs will tell their stories in lights as well. It’s a great time for kids of all ages to come and see some heavy duty Christmas lights equipment.

South Georgia Technical College’s spring semester begins on January 11thth and it’s not too late to apply. A personal registration day is planned for January 9thth, but individuals can apply online and sign up for financial aid over the holidays. There are no exam requirements for admission and in November SGTC waives the application fee.