OFTC’s Davis Honored as Finalist for the 2012 TCSG Instructor of the Year | Schools
Atlanta – Joyce Davis, a Learning Support instructor at Oconee Fall Line Technical College, was named as one of six finalists for the Technical College System of Georgia’s 2012 Instructor of the Year.
The top instructors from each of the state’s 25 technical colleges and a Board of Regents college with a technical division compete for the Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction. Joyce and the other finalists and eventual state award winner were recognized during a banquet honoring the system’s top instructors and best students at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel on April 26.
“Joyce is very deserving of this honor as one of the six finalists for Georgia’s technical college Instructor of the Year. Her devotion to education and commitment to providing her students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in their careers has earned her the respect and appreciation of her colleagues from throughout the Technical College System of Georgia. I thank her for being such an outstanding representative of Oconee Fall Line Technical College,” said TCSG Commissioner Ron Jackson.
Judging for the Rick Perkins Award starts at each college and then continues on to the regional and state level where the finalists are interviewed by a panel of judges representing business, industry and higher education in Georgia. The selection criteria include teaching experience and innovative learning techniques, leadership and community involvement, and a strong commitment to the technical education mission of the TCSG.
The 2012 Rick Perkins Award winner and Instructor of the Year was Jean-Yves Vendeville, a culinary arts instructor from Savannah Technical College.
This year, more than instructors at 25 TCSG colleges will educate and train more than 191,000 students.
About the TCSG: The Technical College System of Georgia oversees 25 technical colleges throughout the state serving more than 190,000 students. Affordable access to high-quality, 21st century technical education programs that lead to in-demand jobs is a big reason why enrollment at the TCSG colleges is up by almost one-third over last three years.
The system also manages Quick Start, the internationally-known economic development incentive that offers workforce training for new or expanding businesses and industries in Georgia. Quick Start is one of the nation’s oldest and most successful programs for attracting new investment to the state and promoting job creation.
TCSG colleges offer small classes, hands-on experience and focused instructor attention in more than 600 programs, including healthcare, manufacturing technologies, aerospace, logistics, agribusiness, life sciences, energy and the environment, and much more. In addition, the TCSG oversees the state’s adult education and GED preparation and testing programs.