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GNTC and Aviation Mechanics in the Next Decade!

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Spring Fling In Full Gear!

Spring Fling 2019!
Time for some Bobcat Country Meals across the GNTC Campuses!

Here are the dates, times, and places left to grab your Spring Fling meals:

Thursday, April 18, 11am
Whitfield-Murray Campus

Tuesday, April 23, 11:45am
Floyd Aviation

Tuesday, April 23, 5:30pm
Walker Campus

Wednesday, April 24, 5:30pm
Whitfield-Murray Campus

Monday, April 29, 5:00pm
Catoosa Campus

Argueta Tops In Georgia!

Driver’s Education at GNTC!

This course meets the requirements for Joshua’s Law, which requires 30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of drive time with a certified instructor to receive a Class D license. It also qualifies for the Teen
Driver’s Education insurance discount (Georgia Code O.C.G.A. 33-9-42), which is offered by most companies upon successful completion of the course. The cost of the class is $350.

Class Date/Time/Location:
Wednesday – Saturday
June 5, 6, 7, 8, 2019
8AM-4:30PM
GNTC – Floyd County Campus
One Maurice Culberson Drive  Rome, GA 30161

Registration will be held:
Monday and Wednesday
April 22 and April 24 2019  9am
GNTC – Building D Room 115 – on back of campus – Hemlock Street


You will need to bring…
A copy of your child’s Class C Instructional Permit (CP) License. (Temporary paper copies are accepted to sign-up for the class the hard laminated license must be provided as soon as it is received.) A copy of your child’s social security card. At registration you will complete an application and sign a waiver and contract stating you agree to the terms of the program. Behind-the-Wheel (BTW) training will start prior to the first classroom meeting. You must sign your student up for drive time at the time of
registration.

BTW drive times are available:
 Monday-Friday, 4pm–6pm, 6pm–8pm, and 8pm–10pm
 Saturday & Sunday, 8am–10am, 10am–12noon, 12noon–2pm, 2pm–4pm, 4pm–6pm

Classes are offered on a first come first served basis.
Classes are limited to 30 students.
Continuing Education, 706-295-6958

Financial Aid Next Year, Learn What You’ll Need

Be sure if you are coming in for the summer term that you have already completed your 2018-2019 FAFSA and financial aid file. However, also go ahead and complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA now for the new aid year that starts in the fall.

https://gntc.financialaidtv.com/play/13876-upcoming-financial-aid-changes/43999-what-tax-information-do-i-need-complete-my-fafsa-or-after-october-1st

GNTC’s Leyner Argueta named the 2019 Instructor of the Year for the TCSG

Three men in dark suits stand on a stage with a white backdrop behind them. The backdrop shows the Technical College System of Georgia logo all across it in the color of blue.
GNTC’s Leyner Argueta (center) was named the 2019 Instructor of the Year for the Technical College System of Georgia. Also pictured is TCSG Commissioner Matt Arthur (left) and Pete McDonald (right), president of GNTC.

(Atlanta, Georgia) – Leyner Argueta, program director of Business Management at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC), was named the 2019 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year for the Technical College System of Georgia during a banquet honoring the system’s most outstanding instructors and students at the Grand Hyatt in Atlanta on Wednesday, April 17.

 As the 2019 Rick Perkins Award winner, Argueta received a $1,000 cash prize and will serve as an ambassador for technical education in Georgia. He will make many public appearances throughout the year, including addressing both chambers of the Georgia General Assembly.

 An instructor at Georgia Northwestern since 2015, Argueta teaches Management and Supervisory Development on the Whitfield Murray Campus in Dalton. He is a resident of Calhoun and is bilingual in English and Spanish. 

 The son of immigrants, Argueta had to overcome many obstacles growing up including being born with only one hand and being diagnosed with kidney failure at the age of 21.

 “Just like my father, I see my struggles and challenges as a platform,” said Argueta. “Today I tell my students, just as my father told me, stand on my shoulders I promise you’ll get a better view.”

 From 2010 to present, Argueta has served as the pastor and founder of Faith Moves Church in Calhoun.

 “Every now and then when my life gets tough, I remember the reason for my passion,” said Argueta. “My father always said to me as a child ‘I came to this country to give you a better opportunity,’ an opportunity that he didn’t have.”

 Prior to becoming a resident of Georgia, Argueta was a government sales account manager for CDW in Chicago. In this role he oversaw the logistics of all international sales, which included negotiating a multimillion dollar contract with the Department of Education of the Virgin Islands.

 He was a senior real estate agent for JMAC Real Estate in Chicago, 2004-07; sales manager for D&K International in Elk Grove, Illinois, 1998-2003; and managing partner of golf manufacturing and distribution for Argado Inc. in Chicago, 1998-2000.  

 Argueta earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Management from Dalton State College in 2014 and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Shorter University in 2017.

 “I would wake up at 3 a.m. to go to a 4 hour dialysis treatment and then go work at a full-time job,” said Argueta. “After work, I would rush to make it to my English 1101 class. That sure wasn’t a walk in the park.”

 An active member of the community in Calhoun, he has served as vice chair of the Governing Team at Red Bud Middle School, 2014 to present; chairperson for the Board of Directors of Voluntary Action Center, 2010-16; and Governing Counsel at Red Bud Elementary School, 2011-14.

 The last Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year winner to represent GNTC was Troy Peco, director of Automotive Technology, in 2013.

 Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) 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, 12,785 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,499 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 5,286 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.  For more information about GNTC, visit us at www.GNTC.edu. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

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GNTC Job Fair Underway

Sights from the 2019 GNTC Career Fair at the FCC! Exhibitors are set up in Building H on the Rome, Georgia-based campus.

GNTC Job Fair at the FCC

2019 GNTC Job Fair
Students and Grads – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Open to the Public – 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Bobcat Finalists in Atlanta! Brandon Neighbors and Leyner Argueta up for 2019 Student and Teacher of the Year.

Two men standing in front of white backdrop with blue logos from the Technical College System of Georgia.
Brandon Neighbors (right), Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) 2019 GOAL winner, was named one of nine regional finalists to become the 2019 Student of the Year for the Technical College System of Georgia and Leyner Argueta (left), program director of Business Management, was named one of nine regional finalists to become the 2019 Instructor of the Year for the TCSG.

(Atlanta, GA) – Brandon Neighbors, Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) 2019 GOAL winner, was named one of nine regional finalists to become the 2019 Student of the Year for the Technical College System of Georgia and Leyner Argueta, program director of Business Management, was named one of nine regional finalists to become the 2019 Instructor of the Year for the TCSG.

The finalists were announced during a banquet honoring the system’s most outstanding students and instructors at the Grand Hyatt in Atlanta on Tuesday, April 16.

The state GOAL winner and the Rick Perkins Award winner will serve as ambassadors for the TCSG during a number of system and college functions throughout the year. The winners will be named at the GOAL and Rick Perkins Awards Banquet on Wednesday, April 17.

Neighbors, an Automotive Technology student from Ringgold, isa student on the Walker County Campus.

“Technical education has allowed me to take the first steps toward fulfilling my dream of one day owning my own business,” said Neighbors. “It is equipping me with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the Automotive Technology field.”

Neighbors also won the gold medal in the Automotive Service Technology competition at SkillsUSA Georgia in March.

“As a husband and father, I needed to attend a school close to me rather than moving my family to pursue an education,” said Neighbors. “Technical colleges are right in our communities.”

“I wanted a school that could work with my family’s busy schedule, that offers classes day and night, especially at the age of 38 with two children in school,” continued Neighbors.

He was the director of Youth Ministry at Rock Spring United Methodist Church, 2013-17, and was an Officer in the United States Marine Corps, 2002-10.

Neighbors attended the United States Naval Academy and earned a bachelor’s degree in General Engineering in 2002. As a U.S. Marine, Neighbors was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal in 2009 and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal in 2010.

As the grand prize, a new automobile provided by Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia will be awarded to the state GOAL winner.

An instructor at Georgia Northwestern since 2015, Leyner Argueta teaches Management and Supervisory Development on the Whitfield Murray Campus in Dalton. He is a resident of Calhoun and is bilingual in English and Spanish.

The son of immigrants, Argueta had to overcome many obstacles growing up including being born with only one hand and being diagnosed with kidney failure at the age of 21.

“Every now and then when my life gets tough, I remember the reason for my passion,” said Argueta. “My father always said to me as a child ‘I came to this country to give you a better opportunity,’ an opportunity that he didn’t have.”

From 2010 to present, Argueta has served as the pastor and founder of Faith Moves Church in Calhoun.

The last Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year winner to represent GNTC was Troy Peco, director of Automotive Technology, in 2013.

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, 12,785 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,499 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 5,286 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.  For more information about GNTC, visit us at www.GNTC.edu. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.
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Brandon Neighbors (right), Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) 2019 GOAL winner, was named one of nine regional finalists to become the 2019 Student of the Year for the Technical College System of Georgia and Leyner Argueta (left), program director of Business Management, was named one of nine regional finalists to become the 2019 Instructor of the Year for the TCSG.

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