$2,000, Toolkit Towards Career

“Pictured, from left, are GNTC President Pete McDonald, GNTC Welding Instructor Jeremiah Cooper, GNTC Welding student and Grainger Scholarship Winner James Dees, and GNTC Vice President of Student Affairs Stuart Phillips.”
“Pictured, from left, are GNTC President Pete McDonald, GNTC Welding Instructor Jeremiah Cooper, GNTC Welding student and Grainger Scholarship Winner James Dees, and GNTC Vice President of Student Affairs Stuart Phillips.”

(Northwest Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) welding student James Dees is the winner of the 2014-15 Grainger Tools For Tomorrow® scholarship. Dees was chosen for his academic performance within the college’s welding program.

Dees will receive $1,000 to go towards his program at GNTC for the fall semester this year and the spring semester in 2015. Once Dees successfully completes his program at GNTC, he will also receive a Westward® Toolkit to go towards his new career.

Dees, along with GNTC President Pete McDonald, GNTC Vice President of Student Affairs Stuart Phillips, and GNTC Welding instructor Jeremiah Cooper made the presentation to the LaFayette, Georgia resident on Tuesday. Classes for the fall semester at GNTC on-campus and online begin August 18.

Grainger is investing in the future of the workforce and addressing the growing shortage of trained trades professionals through our Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship program. Visit their website at www.graingercsr.com/skilledtrades and join our Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Facebook Group to learn more about Grainger’s technical education programs.

Approximately 16,000 people benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fifth largest technical college in Georgia. Georgia Northwestern offers classes on-campus or online throughout the year. GNTC serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties in Georgia with campuses located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties.