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GNTC Holds Appreciation Luncheon Commemorating Success with Move On When Ready Program

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GNTC held a High School Appreciation Luncheon and Information Program to show gratitude to the faculty and staff from area high schools within the college’s nine county service area. More than 70 high school counselors, faculty, and administrators from schools in the northwest Georgia region took part in the luncheon.

 

(Calhoun, Georgia)Georgia Northwestern Technical College recently held a High School Appreciation Luncheon and Information Program to show gratitude to the faculty and staff from area high schools for their contribution to GNTC’s Move On When Ready (MOWR) Dual Enrollment Program.


The program took place at the Conference Center on GNTC’s Gordon County Campus in Calhoun. More than 60 high school counselors, faculty, and administrators from schools in the northwest Georgia region took part in the luncheon.

 

During the program, information was provided about various high school initiatives, the results of the MOWR Program, and other key partnerships in GNTC’s nine county service area.

 

Georgia’s Move On When Ready Dual Enrollment Program allows qualified high school students to maximize their education and career training by taking courses that earn college and high school credit at the same time.

 

For three consecutive years, GNTC has had the largest number of MOWR students out of all of the technical colleges in the state of Georgia according to the “High School Collaborative Enrollment: Academic Year 2016” report issued by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG).

 

The program began with a welcome from Pete McDonald, president of GNTC. McDonald thanked the attendees for their part in GNTC’s success with the MOWR program and discussed other upcoming TCSG initiatives to benefit high school students.

 

“The State of Georgia is working on an apprenticeship model that is more of a European approach,” said McDonald. “Employers want people with skills and we all need to work together on career pathways for students to succeed.”

 

Kristi Hart, director of High School Initiatives, discussed some of the highlights from Georgia Northwestern’s MOWR Dual Enrollment Program.

 

“Our growth is still over 30% from last spring to this spring and we had 3,038 students enrolled in Move On When Ready,” said Hart. “These students have taken 32,880 credit hours.”

 

Other speakers at the luncheon were David Stephenson, athletic coordinator at GNTC; and Jason Gamel, director of Institutional Advancement at GNTC. The program ended with a special thank you from Stuart Phillips, vice president of Student Affairs at Georgia Northwestern.

 

“We truly appreciate the partnerships we have with each school system across our nine counties and we could not do this without you,” said Phillips. “The benefits these students receive is all because of these relationships.”

 

Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma, or a certificate in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 14,151 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,956 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 6,195 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.

Georgia Northwestern Brings In New Tractors For Commercial Truck Driving

World Class Lab Grant Helps Grow Trucking Education At GNTC

 

CTD Tractors
“The World Class Lab program helped make the purchase of these five 2014 Freightliner Tractors possible for Georgia Northwestern Technical College. GNTC’s Commercial Truck Driving Program is offered on the college’s Walker County Campus in Rock Spring, Georgia.”

 


(Northwest Georgia) – The World Class Lab program which helps fund programs at institutions within the Technical Colllege System of Georgia (TCSG) helps make an important shipment to Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Commercial Truck Driving program take place.

This week, five 2014 Freightliner tractors have joined the arsenal of tractor-trailers on the Walker County Commercial Truck Driving (CTD) range in Rock Spring, Georgia. Currently, the CTD program offers day and evening courses throughout the year. The one-term program provides students with basic training in the principles and skills of commercial truck operation. The programs run approximately three months in which students complete their work towards a Commercial Truck Driving Certificate.

In 2015-16, the World Class Lab program helped make equipment purchases for GNTC’s Radiologic Technology program on the Floyd County Campus. As of now, there is no word on which program will receive assistance from the program during the 2017-18 academic year.

For more information on Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Commercial Truck Driving program, you can speak with anyone at one of GNTC’s Student Help Centers at 866-983-4682. For information online, visit the college at GNTC.edu, as well as on GNTC’s Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, WordPress, and YouTube channels. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and an equal opportunity institute.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma, or a certificate in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 14,151 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,956 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 6,195 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.

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The View: The Floyd County Campus of GNTC

The FCC – The View from the Floyd County Campus of GNTC

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Bist du hungrig? German Cuisine Today for International Culinary Luncheon!

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Bist du hungrig?
(Sorry… ARE YOU HUNGRY?)
 
German Cuisine is on the menu today at GNTC!
 
E-mail to gpaulson@gntc.edu and see if there are any seats left for today’s INTERNATIONAL CUISINE LUNCHEON at the Woodlee Building on the FCC! Cost only 6$!
 
You may even get to try some Flammekueche! (Easy for you to say!)
 
Have a great day in Cats Country!

GNTC’s Spring Plant Sale Begins Tuesday, April 18 (TOMORROW)

(Rome, Georgia) – The Spring Plant Sale at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC), an annual tradition in Rome, will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 18.

 

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Jeffrey King of Rome inspects a plant that will be sold at GNTC’s Spring Plant Sale April 18-21.

The sale will end at 6 p.m. on Tuesday and then from Wednesday, April 19, to Thursday, April 20, the sale will last all day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The last day of the sale will be a half-day on Friday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Purchases may be made with cash or check.

 

The sale, hosted by GNTC’s Horticulture program, was extended from two days in previous years to provide customers with additional time to make a selection. The first three days the sale will be open until 6 p.m.

 

“We wanted to give more people that evening hour after work to come by,” said David Warren, director of Horticulture at GNTC.

 

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Evan Farrow of Lyerly prepares some hanging baskets for the GNTC’s Spring Plant Sale April 18-20.

 

Items being sold include a large selection of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, hanging baskets, blooming plants, and potted geraniums. The vegetables will include tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, eggplants, and more.

 

“We will have various varieties of all the plants,” said Warren. “There are probably five or six different varieties of petunias, three or four different kinds of marigolds, and four or five kinds of tomatoes.”

 

The sale will take place at the greenhouses located across from GNTC’s Floyd County Campus, next to the Woodlee Building. All proceeds from the plant sale will benefit the Horticulture program at GNTC. Purchases may be made with cash or check.

 

Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma, or a certificate in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 14,151 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,956 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 6,195 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.

GNTC’s Culinary Program Presents a Special Luncheon to Enhance the Cooking Skills of Students That Studied in Ireland

(Rome, GA) – Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) recently held a special luncheon that offered Culinary Arts students, that studied abroad in Ireland last year, the chance to prepare and serve traditional Irish cuisine using the cooking methods and techniques they learned overseas.

The luncheon, “An Afternoon in Ireland,” was also a hands-on lab that was part of the international course “Irish Food and Culture.” The course was taught at the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in Waterford, Ireland, just outside of Dublin. The luncheon at GNTC fulfilled the final lab requirement for the course.

Ten GNTC students took part in the chance-of-a-lifetime course in Ireland last summer which also included field trips to various markets, restaurants, butcheries, fromage (cheese) shops, famous landmarks, castles, and beaches.

“Going outside the country and learning from the Irish chefs, their cuisine, and some of the fresh ingredients, was just phenomenal to the students,” said Chef Greg Paulson, director of the Culinary Arts program at GNTC.

The students worked in the kitchens with Irish Chefs and butchers, went to markets to buy ingredients, and even searched Ireland’s coast and countryside for fresh ingredients.

“One of the most fun things we did was go north to the seashore and forage for fresh seaweed,” said Paulson. “Then we brought the seaweed back and used it in many dishes.”

Leaders from WIT and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding that established a partnership giving Georgia and Irish students expanded educational opportunities. Georgia Northwestern was the first college to take part in the international agreement between the Waterford Institute of Technology and the TCSG.

According to Paulson, one of the primary reasons GNTC was chosen was because TCSG officials were impressed by the culinary lunches that the Culinary Arts program offers to the public, which feature international cuisine.

“Dr. Ian Bond, executive director of the International Center at TCSG, was very impressed with our ‘Fundamentals of Restaurant Operations’ course,” said Paulson. “As part of this course the students create the menu, prepare the food, serve it to the public, and interact with the customers.”

Dr. Bond said that he was at Georgia Northwestern meeting with Pete McDonald, president of GNTC, and they were discussing a first step to internationalize a program at GNTC.

On that same day, the Culinary Arts program was presenting a German cuisine luncheon and it became the logical choice.

“One of the things that we are trying to encourage at the Technical College System of Georgia is internationalization of programs that are strategic industries in the state,” said Bond. “There’s nothing like having a culinary student go to another country to see how the cuisine and the culture go together and you cannot understand one without the other.”

As part of the agreement, other colleges that are part of the TCSG will be traveling overseas to expose their students to Irish cuisine and culture.

“As a result of this experience, and what Georgia Northwestern has pioneered, this summer Columbus Technical College is taking another 16 culinary students from Columbus, Georgia, for the same experience,” said Bond. “The program director for the Culinary Arts program at North Georgia Technical College and the head chef from Albany Technical College will accompany them to prepare to take groups from their programs next year.”

Bond says that the students that take part in these international programs will go on to be an asset to Georgia’s economy once they graduate and enter the workforce.

“We will be sending all these chefs, with this international experience, out to go work in restaurants, catering services, and hotels throughout the State of Georgia,” said Bond. “This will raise the reputation of Georgia as a culinary center of excellence around the U.S. and overseas.”

Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma, or a certificate in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 14,151 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,956 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 6,195 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.

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Toni Gaulding of Rome prepares to serve Irish cuisine during GNTC’s “An Afternoon in Ireland” luncheon. Gaulding was one of the GNTC students that studied in Ireland last summer.
Ian Bond (l) Pete McDonald (c) Al Hodge (r)
Dr. Ian Bond (left), executive director of the International Center, TCSG; Pete McDonald (center), president, GNTC; and Al Hodge (right) president and CEO, Rome Floyd Chamber, have a conversation before lunch begins at the Woodlee Building on GNTC’s Floyd County Campus.
Chef Greg Paulson
Chef Greg Paulson, director of the Culinary Arts program at GNTC, discusses the trip to Ireland and the different dishes that will be served during GNTC’s “An Afternoon in Ireland” luncheon.

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