James Willis (left), area manager of the Georgia Power Company, recently met with Okefenokee Technical College President Dr. Glenn Deibert (right) and OTC Foundation Executive Director Cindy Tanner (not shown) to present a generous cash donation to the Okefenokee Technical College Foundation in support of technical education. According to Tanner, the Georgia Power Company contribution will be used to fund toolbox scholarships, emergency funds grants, and academic scholarships.
Mr. Willis and the have been long-standing supporters of technical education. In addition to contributions for student scholarships, Georgia Power has supported the OTC electrical lineworker program with cash and in-kind gifts since 2007, when the 8-week program first opened.
Okefenokee Technical College is pleased to offer the lineworker program to individuals seeking work in order to assist them with a career in the energy industry and in order to provide area utility companies, like Georgia Power, with a trained workforce.
Dr. Deibert thanked Willis for his support and service to the college as an OTC Foundation trustee (since 2004) and business leader. Deibert also thanked Willis for Georgia Power’s investment in technical education and workforce development.
Georgia Power Area Manager James Willis (left) recently presented Okefenokee Technical College President Dr. Glenn Deibert (right) with a generous donation to the OTC Foundation to help fund academic and needs-based scholarships and grants for deserving students.