Destination: Transformation

Krishauna Hines-Gaither

This year saw the launch of a new strategic direction for Forsyth Tech, one characterized as “Transformation.” Forsyth Tech President Dr. Gary Green described “Transformation” as a process the college must undergo to achieve the goal of being a place where any student can get the education needed to be successful. He also made clear that this is not a short-term strategy, but a long-term and on-going one. “In order to provide the best possible education to every student who passes through our doors, we must continually reassess and reevaluate every aspect of what we do,” he said.

To reflect this new strategy, the Board of Trustees revised the college’s mission statement. It now reads, “Forsyth Technical Community College provides students with flexible educational pathways to a competitive workforce for the community and global economy.” Our “Transformation,” in other words, will help us become a place where our students can find the career pathways that fit them best, no matter their age or circumstances. This is reflected by the college’s new tag line, “Education For Life,” which positions Forsyth Tech as a destination for students at every stage of life – those just out of high school, those with some work experience seeking to expand their skill set, those seeking to change careers and those looking for new challenges later in life.

As we enter our second year of “Transformation,” Forsyth Tech is becoming a more important resource for those seeking needed education and for employers seeking a more educated workforce. We are becoming a nexus for those who seek success and those who can provide the opportunities for that success. Our “Transformation” is just beginning, and we are excited by what lies ahead.