Taylor P. joins. Hughes to SGTC as full-time commercial truck driving instructor – Cordele Dispatch
Taylor joined me. Hughes to SGTC as a full-time commercial truck driving instructor
Published at 2:56pm Monday, September 18, 2023
Taylor B. Hughes of Cordele has been named the new full-time commercial truck driving instructor at Georgia Southern Technical College, announced Southern Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford. Hughes will report to SGTC Vice President of Academic Affairs Julie Partin and CDL Leadership Coach Ken Kubtisias.
“The need for commercial truck drivers is growing and as a result our CDL training program is growing,” Chief Watford explained. “Taylor Hughes has over eight years of driving experience and has successfully run his own business for five years. He will be an asset to our commercial truck driving training program that has grown significantly over the past two years. By adding a third full-time instructor, we hope to meet demand High for licensed commercial truck drivers.
Hughes comes to South Georgia Technical College as a commercial truck driver as owner/operator and contract holder for Cordele Intermodal Service in Cordele, Georgia. He was also employed by Cordele Intermodal Service as a CDL driver from May 2018 and 2019. His duties included moving shipping containers throughout Georgia and North Florida.
He also worked as an electrical lineman for Pike Electric, Mt. Airy, NC for three years before working as a commercial truck driver. As a power lineman, he had assignments that included stints in central and south Florida and also in Puerto Rico to restore the power grid after Hurricane Michael. He has a Georgia CDL Class A license and is certified in air brakes. Hughes graduated from Crisp County High School and also attended Valdosta State University.
As the new full-time commercial truck driving instructor at South Georgia Technical College, Hughes will be responsible for providing the guidance and education necessary to prepare students with the basic technical competencies as a commercial truck driver. He will implement all aspects of instruction for the Commercial Truck Driver Certification program and will work both at Americus and at the SGTC Crisp County Center.
Georgia Southern Technical College’s commercial truck driving program can be completed in eight weeks or less. Eligible students can attend virtually tuition-free through the HOPE Scholarship and the HOPE Career Grant. For more information, contact the SGTC Admissions Department at 229-931-2394 in Americus or 229-271-4040 in Crisp County, visit the SGTC website at www.southgatech.edu or email Instructor Ken Coptsias at @ken.coptsias southgatech.edu.
South Georgia Technical College is currently accepting applications for the C semester beginning October 11, 2023. To apply, click on the SGTC website, www.southgatech.edu and click “Apply Now.” For more information contact the SGTC Admissions Office at 229-931-2394 in Americus or 229-271-4040 in Cordele.