Halford selected as department head for Industrial Systems and Electrical Construction

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Technical College recently selected James Halford as its department head for Electrical Construction and Industrial Systems. This expansion of his role was due to restructuring the two departments to leadership of one department head. He has department head for STC’s Electrical Construction department for the past six years.

In 2019, Halford was selected as the College’s Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year. He is well-versed in all aspects of electrical and industrial systems and is a proud TCSG graduate. He holds a diploma in Industrial Electrical Technology and four additional credentials from South Georgia Technical College (Residential Wiring Technician, Commercial Wiring Technician, Supervisory Management Specialist and Certified Forklift Operator). He has also earned an Industrial Systems Technology Associate Degree and four additional certifications from Savannah Technical College (Programmable Control Technician, Industrial Maintenance Assistant and Industrial Instrument Assistant). Additionally, he has had success in his field at all levels, working as a maintenance helper for a large manufacturer, as a journeyman electrician, master electrician and a field supervisor.

Halford has led STC’s college-wide Skills USA efforts for three years. Through his leadership, the College has proudly celebrated 36 state award winners, and three national award winners. He was instrumental in our college receiving a $233,000 grant from Georgia Environmental Finance Authority that provided scholarships for students in photovoltaic systems. He also led the installation of a solar array on one of STC’s campus buildings.


# 2206 | August 19, 2021
Industrial Technology Academic Advisor: Secene Dorsey

Media Contact: Amy Shaffer, APR
912.443.5512 or