Chamber Connection Issue 7 DawsonCo-Newsletter_Vol7_3-0 - Page 7

Lanier Tech offers variety of programs to prepare for workforce Lanier Technical College Dawson Campus has several programs to improve workforce development. By Troy Lindsey, Dean of Students, Lanier Technical College Dawson Campus Dr. Ray Perren, President of Lanier Technical College, says, “Our mission can be summed up in two words: “workforce development.” We do workforce development through our instructional programs, through contract and continuing education training, and through adult education. All our pro- grams are designed to meet the specific needs of business and industry throughout our seven county service area.” Lanier Technical College (LTC) and all Technical College Sys- tem of Georgia schools ensure that every student is taught the work ethics of attendance, character, teamwork, appearance, attitude, productivity, organizational skills, commu nication, cooperation, and respect. These soft skills are necessary for success in any career and work environment. Additionally, Lanier Technical College has a 100 percent job placement rate of our graduates into the industries and career fields that the students studied. LTC offers more than 45 programs of study. In addition to our popular welding, electrical system technol- ogy, and automotive technology majors, some of the programs with high job demand offered specifically at the Dawson LTC Campus include Medical Administrative Assisting, Phleboto- my, and Cosmetology. The Medical Administrative Assistant will work in the front office of a physician’s office, clinic or other out-patient fa- cilities greeting patients, answering the telephone, making appointments, and gathering information from patients for patient files. In addition, these individuals should possess good interpersonal and customer service skills - being courte- ous, professional, and helpful - are critical for this job. Being an active listener often is a key quality needed that requires the ability to listen patiently to the points being made, to wait to speak until others have finished, and to ask appropriate questions when necessary. In addition, the ability to relay information accurately to others is important. The Phlebotomy Technician technical certificate of credit ed- ucates students to collect and process blood and body fluids. Phlebotomy technicians typically work in concert with clin- ical laboratory personnel and other healthcare providers in hospitals or other healthcare facilities. Topics covered include human anatomy, anatomical terminology, venipuncture, and clinical practice. The Cosmetology diploma program is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the field of cosmetology. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The curriculum meets state licensing re- quirements of the State Board of Cosmetology. For more information visit www.laniertech.edu or call 678-513-5200. August 2017 | 7