Albany Technical College Blog
Each spring I take the opportunity to remind regional employers of the confidence that the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) has in graduates from all 22 colleges. We teach, and hopefully model, good work ethics for our students. Each student earns a work ethics grade that’s included on their transcript. We encourage employers to review and to consider each graduate’s work ethics grades. When graduates have comparable academic achievements, we encourage hiring managers to give graduates with better work ethics grades a higher priority.
There has been much discussion recently about the National Minimum Wage. Please know that I’m not offering an opinion on what the minimum wage should be. I know that chambers of commerce, economists and politicians will eventually make an informed decision.
The subsequent economic recovery will be sluggish and short lived without growth in industrial, residential, and commercial construction. Infrastructure expansion, including telecommunications, requires new construction. The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and Albany Technical College are prepared to support infrastructure growth.
The baby boomer generation was born between 1946 and 1964. We are between 54 and 76 years old. Although there are approximately 76 million of us, we are no longer the largest segment of the population. By 2030, all boomers will be at least 65 years old. There is no way to reverse this trend.
After much thought, I decided not to write a blog this year for Black History month. However, I happened to come across some digital photographs that I took on a road trip from Albany, Georgia to Dallas, Texas in 2007. These photos sparked a remembrance so important, I was inspired to share. As my wife and I were leaving Montgomery, we talked about traveling the same route (in the opposite direction) that the Voter Rights Marchers traveled in 1965.