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Kiana Mata of Armuchee Wins Second Place in Student Design Contest for Manufacturing Appreciation Week

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Armuchee’s Kiana Mata with her award-winning Manufacturing Appreciation Week statewide student design.
(Atlanta, GA) – Kiana Mata, of Armuchee, won second place in the 2017 Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) statewide student design contest in the ninth through twelfth grade category.
 
Manufacturer’s Appreciation Week, established in order to promote awareness of manufacturing and its significance to the state of Georgia, is taking place this week Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28, at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta.
 
Mata, a senior at Armuchee High School, received a $300 scholarship check presented by Gov. Nathan Deal at the MAW awards luncheon held on Thursday, April 27. Students from around the state submitted design entries featuring Georgia manufacturers and their products. 
 
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The weeklong celebration was established by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and the Georgia Department Economic Development. It focuses on the number and types of jobs manufacturing employs and how vital those jobs are to Georgia’s economy.
 
Every year, each TCSG college nominates manufacturing businesses to be honored for their contributions to Georgia’s prosperity and their local communities. 
 
Companies are nominated based on three categories; large business (more than 500 employees), medium business (151-500 employees), and small business (150 or fewer employees). Each nominee was measured on its economic impact on Georgia, workforce excellence, and demonstration of corporate responsibility.
 
This year, GNTC nominated Mohawk Industries for large manufacturer of the year; Racemark and Propex were both nominated by GNTC in the medium business category.
 
This was the 23rd year celebrating Manufacturing Appreciation Week in Georgia. This year’s sponsors included The Georgia Association of Manufacturers, The Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Power, and HA+W | Aprio. Other exhibitors at the luncheon included APICS – The Association for Operations Management, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Georgia’s Center of Innovation for Manufacturing, the Georgia Department of Labor, the Georgia Employers Association, the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance, Georgia Trend, Next Generation Manufacturing, and the Technology Association of Georgia Manufacturing Society.
 
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Kiana Mata (front row, center) poses for a picture during the 2017 Manufacturing Appreciation Week awards luncheon with (back row, from left to right) Pete McDonald, president of GNTC; Melecio Mata, father; Jennifer Mata, mother; and her grandmother Mary Spekczynski.
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 enrollment of 6,195 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.  For more information about GNTC, visit us at GNTC.edu or contact a Student Help Center on any one of our six campus locations at 866-983-4682.  GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

 

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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

 

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“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.

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