• Ciera Harrell

SRCT students help local charities

Three teams of students from Southern Regional Technical College, under the direction of Business Management Program Chair Neil Clements, are collaborating with local organizations as they learn about the importance of community involvement and teamwork in projects.

"The team Project course is designed to inculcate future business leaders on the realities and rewards of successful project management," according to the Thomasville Times-Enterprise.

The course is unique in that each semester, the students form teams to initiate and complete real-world projects to benefit local charitable organizations.

"The course is a capstone business class," Clements said. "By the time our business students enroll in this course, they have learned a great deal about the world of business, in theory. The Team Project course is their opportunity to put much of what they have learned into practice. Teamwork, planning, budgeting, ethics and marketing skills are needed to pull off a successful project in less than 16 weeks. I am always so impressed by what these students accomplish."

On Saturday Nov. 10, 2018, students will host a fundraising event, Vet Fest, to benefit Dog Tag Support System of Cairo at the Thomasville Exchange Club Fairgrounds. Vet Fest is a family-friendly event that will take place from noon until 6 p.m.

Live music will be provided by bands throughout the day. Activities include a bike show, bounce houses, face painting, and balloon art.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

"The event is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and fulfillment in your heart as you help many area residents," said student Tammy Barber.