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HVAC/R Trade Schools vs Apprenticeships

Navigating the path to a successful career in the HVAC/R industry begins with a first step. As you weigh the options between HVAC/R trade schools and apprenticeships, understanding the advantages of each can significantly impact … Read More

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Best Career Training Programs for Veterans

Transitioning from military service to a civilian career is a journey that requires guidance, support, and the right opportunities to leverage the unique skills and discipline veterans possess. At Helms College, we understand the challenges … Read More

Helms College Announces Open House Events at Augusta and Macon Campuses

Helms College invites the community to explore the opportunities it offers during its Open House event. Prospective students and their families can discover the unique qualities that make Helms College stand out in higher education. … Read More

Alice & John David Lab & Lecture Hall Dedication

Helms College Dedicates New Lab and Lecture Hall to Augusta Philanthropic Couple

Augusta, GA – October 17, 2023 — A dedication ceremony for the Alice and John David Lab & Lecture Hall will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2023. The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. … Read More

Displaced Art Institute students offered space at Helms College

Displaced Art Institute students offered space at Helms College is stepping up to the plate to help students who are being displaced by the closure of the Art Institute of Atlanta and sister campuses. The … Read More

Helms College Celebrates Recent Graduations: Augusta and Macon Campuses Honor Class of 2023

Helms College proudly announces the successful conclusion of graduation ceremonies honoring the outstanding achievements of its summer graduates. The event marked a momentous milestone in the lives of 70 students who received their well-deserved degrees, … Read More

Helms College Study Abroad to France Recap

Helms Students enjoy champagne tour and tasting at a Chateau. Helms College goes above (and abroad) to provide students with every opportunity to expand their knowledge, build character and open their eyes to their full … Read More

Celebrating Culinary Trail Blazer Chef Kristina Dahl

Talking influences and the recipe for success for women in the culinary arts When it comes to trail blazers in the culinary arts, Julia Child is at the top of the list when it comes … Read More

Bill Dindy Honored with Distinguished Service Award During Helms College Commencement Ceremony

Bill Dindy Distinguished Service Award The ceremony recognized School of Hospitality and School of Industrial Trade graduates, most of whom have already attained jobs in their fields of study. Macon, Ga., February 1, 2023 — … Read More

Helms College Macon Campus Celebrates Culinary and HVACR Graduates, Many Moving on to Industry Jobs

From Left: Luke Schultheis, Helms College Executive Vice President for Education, James Stiff, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA and Bill Dindy, Director of Education and Compliance. The ceremony … Read More

Helms College 2023 Graduates

Graduates Celebrate with 100 Percent Job Placement in Fields of Study

A group of Helms College graduates lined up before the weekend ceremony at the Augusta Campus. Valedictorian Tuyen T. Jackson leads them. Graduates of Helms College’s School of Hospitality and School of Health Services in … Read More

Helms College: Decking the Halls for December Open Houses

Photographed (l-r): Chef Matthew Matusiak demonstrates how to roll pasta at Macon Campus’s Open House. Admissions Advisor, Kim Brown, poses with a group touring the Augusta Campus. Chefs show off treats for the Augusta Open … Read More

Helms College & Fairleigh Dickinson University Agreement

Helms College AAS Graduates Gain Access to Fairleigh Dickinson University Immersive Learning Baccalaureate Programs

Photographed (l-r): Luke Schultheis, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Education, Helms College John Niser, Ph.D., Fairleigh Dickinson Director, International School of Hospitality, Sports, and Tourism Management, Fairleigh Dickinson University Articulation agreement to provide career college’s … Read More

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Now Residential and Coming to a Probe College Fair Near You!

Kelly McWilliams, Recruiter and Content Marketing Manager at Helms College.This Fall, Helms College will attend Probe for the first time in addition to regional college fairs. What is Probe you may ask? Probe is an … Read More

Photographed (l-r): Chef Gerard McGale, Culinary Arts Instructor at Baldwin High School, José Mallabo, Senior Vice President of Admissions at Helms College, Jason Flanders, Principal at Baldwin High School, Natalie Stowe CTAE Director at Baldwin High School, Kelly McWilliams, Recruiter and Content Marketing Manager at Helms College.

Students From Baldwin High School to Access Career and Education Pathways Through Partnership With Helms College

Photographed (l-r): Chef Gerard McGale, Culinary Arts Instructor at Baldwin High School, José Mallabo, Senior Vice President of Admissions at Helms College, Jason Flanders, Principal at Baldwin High School, Natalie Stowe CTAE Director at Baldwin … Read More

2022 Graduates of Helms College standing outside the campus main door.

More than Trade Certifications and Degrees, Commencement Acknowledges Your Training and the Start of your Career

Helms College graduates in Augusta, Georgia, July 2022.By Kelly McWilliams, admissions advisorJuly 13, 2022 The hugs struck me. It was in the hugs that I saw how much it meant to our graduates to complete … Read More

Helms Announces First Class of Generations Scholars

Generations Scholars Tyrique Dailey, Kierra Tolbert and Mason Williams from the Augusta campus.Congratulations to the inaugural class of Generations Scholars at Helms College in Augusta and Macon. It is an honor to recognize these outstanding … Read More


José Mallabo Appointed Senior Vice President of Marketing at Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA

©Joe Carlos AUGUSTA AND MACON, Ga., February 24, 2022 – – Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia (GIMG) today announced the appointment of José Mallabo to the role of chief marketing officer and senior vice president … Read More

Appointment of Bruce Ozga as the College’s Vice President of Culinary Education

©Cassie Bayer Photography AUGUSTA AND MACON, Ga., February 2, 2022 – – Helms College today announced the appointment of Bruce Ozga as the college’s vice president of culinary education. Chef Ozga brings with him over … Read More

Dr. David N. Pugh Named President of Helms College

AUGUSTA AND MACON, Ga., Jan. 25, 2022 – – Helms College today announced the appointment of Dr. David N. Pugh as the College’s second president. Dr. Pugh brings with him more than 25 years of … Read More

The Crazy Empanada

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Empanadas!

Chef entrepreneur Aracelis Hernandez usually spends a lot of time in the spring at her booth at the Augusta Market. But with the COVID-19 pandemic delaying the opening of the market, Hernandez found herself without a significant revenue source or a place to create and serve her Latin fusion cuisine.

Culinary Arts Classes: Tips for Success

As you begin your journey to a culinary arts education, it’s important to have a plan to maximize your experience in every class. Helms College is committed to providing students the knowledge, skills and experiential … Read More

In my wildest dreams…

If you would have asked me a few months ago would I consider working in a commercial kitchen at the Masters Golf Tournament, I would have said NO WAY!! My husband and I have attended … Read More

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10 Things to Know About Career Training School

Career training schools like Helms College—a private, nonprofit postsecondary career school sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia Inc.—prepare students for a variety of skilled jobs, offering alternatives to traditional university or 4-year degree programs. … Read More

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Holiday season keeps healthcare workers busy

For most people, the holidays are a time of celebration, giving, and gatherings. But injuries and chronic conditions don’t take time off, making it a busy stretch of the year for health services providers. Here … Read More

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Tips for Networking in the Culinary Industry

Whether your plan is to be an executive chef, caterer, or restaurant manager, you’ll need to network with people in your profession who can help you reach your goals. Putting yourself out there and meeting … Read More

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Culinary Careers: Catering

Graduating from culinary school opens up a variety of career options in the hospitality industry.  Many graduates enter school with the goal of being the head chef of a world-renowned restaurant.  While other culinary students … Read More

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Digging Deeper: What is a Medical Assistant

More and more people seek medical help every day–the demand is just inevitably unstoppable. With that, the healthcare industry is also accelerating at a rapid speed. Find out what a medical assistant is and consider … Read More

Getting Started in the Booming Culinary Field

“The table is a meeting place, a gathering ground, the source of sustenance and nourishment, festivity, safety, and satisfaction. A person cooking is a person giving: Even the simplest food is a gift” – Laurie … Read More

Make the Most of Your Medical Terminology Course

Whether you are training to becoming a multi-skilled medical assistant, a patient care technician or a medical administrative assistant, learning medical terminology is an essential part of your education. At Helms College’s School of Health … Read More

Getting to know Chef Andy Andersen

Chef Andy Andersen plays an integral role in the success of Helms College. From our humble beginnings, Chef Instructor Andersen has been here every step of the way. Chef Andersen’s love for culinary began at … Read More


Exploring Culinary Career Paths

The culinary career trend is sweeping the nation. Being a chef has become as cool as being a rock star, but the perception of glamour associated with the job can be misleading as it gives … Read More

Don’t Miss Our Upcoming Open House!

The Helms College Macon and Augusta Campuses are currently enrolling for the spring semester. With this in mind, the faculty and staff of Helms College’s Polly Long Denton School of Hospitality in Macon and the Augusta … Read More