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Updated: Nov 21, 2023

COLUMBUS, GEORGIA- June 26, 2023- The Valley Rescue Mission (VRM) in partnership with Columbus Technical College (CTC) is pleased to announce a new initiative that aims to further expand access to quality education and career opportunities for the residents of VRM. This collaboration will provide comprehensive high school equivalency and occupational training programs to eligible students, both of which are important tools for the VRM residents to build their careers.

By launching this partnership, VRM and CTC aspire to empower students with additional opportunities for academic growth and career advancement.

“This collaboration presents an exceptional opportunity for our clients to reach more potential, especially for those who may face financial or social obstacles to a college education,” said Mike Gaymon, the new president and CEO of the Valley Rescue Mission, “We believe this collaboration with Columbus Technical College embodies the mission of VRM to transform lives and communities in the spirit of Christ.”

Columbus Technical College is equally excited about the opportunities that this partnership will bring to the people of the mission. “We are proud to partner with Valley Rescue Mission to help provide quality education to all,” said Martha Todd, president of Columbus Technical College. “This partnership illustrates our mutual commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive educational environment that aligns with our goal to empower our students and community.”

About the Valley Rescue Mission:

Established in 1963, the Valley Rescue Mission is a faith-based nonprofit organization located in Columbus, Georgia, dedicated to serving the homeless and addicted individuals in the Chattahoochee Valley. They offer various programs aimed at assisting those in need to become productive citizens within their home, church, and community.

About Columbus Technical College:

Columbus Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is a two-year public college that offers associate degrees, diplomas, technical certificates of credit, customized business and industry training, continuing education, and adult education services.


For more information or to set up additional interviews, please contact Josh Becker at (706) 322-8267, Ext. 207 or

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