Foundation News

The mission of the Coastal Pines Technical College Foundation, Inc. (CPTC Foundation) is to further the mission and goals of Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) by providing financial and other essential support to fund emerging and existing academic initiatives and priorities.


The CPTC Foundation regularly receives donations from local stakeholders. Members of the Board of Trustees and the President of Coastal Pines Technical College, as well as other college faculty and staff accept donations on behalf of the CPTC Foundation.

CPTC Graduates First Registered Apprenticeship Completer

Coastal Pines Technical College’s (CPTC) Registered Apprenticeship Program has been on a steady incline over the last two years with more than 40 local business and industry partners in the program. South Georgia Cotton Gin, now part of the Cotton Partners Company, was the first Commercial Truck Driving Apprenticeship Partner. Mr. James Selph, a Commercial Truck Driving student, has worked at South Georgia Cotton Gin for Mr. Gary Evans as a Registered Apprentice and is the first...



Ware County Jail Inmates Earn OSHA Forklift Certification through Coastal Pines

The Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Adult Education Program conducted its first ever Integrated Education and Training (IET) OSHA Forklift Operator Training on May 31, 2024, at the Ware County Jail. Four adult education students incarcerated at the Ware County Jail voluntarily participated in the final portion of the weeklong hands-on skills part of the OSHA Forklift training. Under the direction of Mr. Lacey Hines, OSHA Forklift Instructor, all four adult education students gained...



Satilla REMC Donates to CPTC Foundation for SPCCA Students

Recently, the Satilla REMC Foundation donated $10,000 to the Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Foundation. This donation will be used towards scholarships for the Electrical Lineworker Program at the Southern Pines College and Career Academy (SPCCA) to directly support the dual enrollment students and costs associated with the program. Through assistance from community partners and donors like Satilla REMC, the CPTC Foundation continues to serve students in need of financial...



Coastal Pines Technical College Hosts Ribbon Cutting and Open House on Camden Campus

On Tuesday, June 11, 2024, Coastal Pines Technical College hosted the grand opening and ribbon cutting for its new Precision Machining & Manufacturing Building at the Camden Campus. This milestone event marks a significant expansion of the college's facilities and resources, aimed at enhancing educational opportunities in technical and manufacturing fields. The celebration also featured an open house for the Camden campus, offering attendees a comprehensive tour of both the new Precision...



Academic Honors Announced for Spring 2024

Each semester Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) recognizes students who have accomplished high academic achievement through the President’s List, Dean’s List and the Academic Achievement Award. The President's List recognizes full-time students who earned a semester GPA of 4.00 and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. The Dean’s List recognizes CPTC students enrolled full time who have earned a semester GPA of 3.75 - 3.99 out of a possible 4.0 and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0...



CPTC Foundation Hosts 9th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament

The Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Foundation hosted the 9th annual Sporting Clays Tournament on May 4, 2024, at the Dorchester Shooting Preserve in Midway, Ga. There were 22 teams participating in the event, and over $20,000 was raised for student scholarships. Winners were chosen based on Lewis Class rules and were split into two brackets. For bracket A, 1st place was JM Miles, 2nd place was Enviva, and 3rd place Darien Telephone. Bracket B winners were International Auto...



CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION STUDENT HONORED WITH SCHOLARSHIP

Autumn Shaw from Coastal Pines Technical College Awarded $1000 Jon H. Poteat Scholarship Jesup, Georgia, May 13, 2024 – Autumn Shaw was recently awarded a $1000 scholarship from the National Technical Honor Society. Autumn was inducted into NTHS in the Fall of 2023. She plans on becoming a nurse through CPTC’s Associate of Science in Nursing program. Autumn was one of 250 outstanding NTHS members to receive the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship based on their ability to consistently exemplify...



Woody Folsom Automotive Group Joins as Registered Apprenticeship Partnership with Coastal Pines

Woody Folsom Automotive Group and Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) have partnered to establish a registered apprenticeship, enhancing career opportunities in Baxley and surrounding areas. The signing event at Woody Folsom’s Baxley headquarters on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, celebrates this collaboration, aiming to provide hands-on training and real-world experience. Coastal Pines will offer apprenticeships in Automotive Technology, Automotive Service, Marketing Technology, Internet Sales...



Outstanding Career and Technical Students recognized as new inductees in the National Technical Honor Society

Jesup, Georgia, April 18, 2024 – Outstanding Career and Technical Students at Coastal Pines Technical College were honored today as the newest inductees into the National Technical Honor Society, the honor society for Career & Technical Education (CTE). Twenty-five students were inducted for membership based on their skill development and academic achievement in their Career & Technical courses. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA, completed 12 credit hours of courses, and receive an...



Accelerated Career Pathway Leads to Success for Local Student

Georgia's Accelerated Career pathway equips students with the tools they need to succeed, whether they choose to pursue higher education or enter the workforce directly after graduation. Students aged 15-21 can choose the Accelerated Career pathway to complete both their high school diploma and receive two technical certificates of credit, a diploma, or associate degree from Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC). Ware County High School student Braxton Long chose the Accelerated Career...



Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America Donates Electric Vehicle Tool Kits to Coastal Pines Technical College

Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America (HMGMA) donated two electric vehicle tool kits to the Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Foundation on March 19, 2024. These tool kits will be used for Electric Vehicle Professional Technical Certificate of Credit (EVP TCC) program at the Baxley and Waycross campuses. The electric vehicle tool kits will enhance the resources available to students enrolled in the Electric Vehicle Professional TCC program. These kits include Milli Ohm Meters, Mega...



CPTC Foundation Hosts Inaugural Donor Recognition Dinner

Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) hosted the inaugural Donor Recognition Dinner for the CPTC Foundation on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at the Railway Express Depot in Waycross. The event honored the 18 community partners who donated to the CPTC Foundation on various levels from $2,500 to $100,000 for the 2023 year. The CPTC Foundation Board of Trustees, Local Board of Directors, and executive leadership team were in attendance to celebrate these generous donors. Emily O’Bara, 2024...