“Taking part in the December 11 groundbreaking of the new Catoosa County Campus site for Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) are, from left, Project Administrator Jeff King, Georgia State Representative Steve Tarvin, GNTC President Pete McDonald, Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler, Georgia State Senator Jeff Mullis, Pieper, O’Brien, and Herr Architect’s Terry Herr, Ringgold, Georgia Mayor Joe Barger, Catoosa County Chairman Keith Greene, Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson, Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission Project Manager James Brownsmith, Barton Malow Builder’s Chris Torchia, GNTC Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs Ginger Mathis, Technical College System of Georgia Board Member Shirley Smith, and Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce President Martha Eaker.”
“Taking part in the December 11 groundbreaking of the new Catoosa County Campus site for Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) are, from left, Project Administrator Jeff King, Georgia State Representative Steve Tarvin, GNTC President Pete McDonald, Georgia Department of Labor Commissioner Mark Butler, Georgia State Senator Jeff Mullis, Pieper, O’Brien, and Herr Architect’s Terry Herr, Ringgold, Georgia Mayor Joe Barger, Catoosa County Chairman Keith Greene, Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson, Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission Project Manager James Brownsmith, Barton Malow Builder’s Chris Torchia, GNTC Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs Ginger Mathis, Technical College System of Georgia Board Member Shirley Smith, and Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce President Martha Eaker.”

Georgia Northwestern Begins Construction In Catoosa

(Ringgold, Georgia) – Construction will begin in Ringgold, Georgia this month on the new state-of-the-art Catoosa County Campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College. State and local leaders in education and government broke ground on the 36-acre site in a ceremony Thursday afternoon.

“This kind of a campus is exactly what companies looking at building in this region will be looking for. A guarantee of providing a trained workforce,” said Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner Ron Jackson during the groundbreaking ceremony. “Of course, breaking ground is my second favorite thing to do in my position. My favorite is cutting the ribbon on a facility like this.”

Georgia Northwestern administrators anticipate cutting the ribbon and moving into the Catoosa County Campus in mid-2016. The college’s soon-to-be sixth campus will be located at the intersection of Highway 151 and Holcomb Road in Catoosa County. The 12-million dollar facility will house a 60,000-square foot facility which will sit on 36 acres.

Seven years after the first designs were made, the GNTC Catoosa County Campus will open its doors and offer programs such as Business Management, Computer Information Systems, Early Childhood Care and Education, Electronics, Logistics, Mechatronics, Industrial Systems, and Paramedic Technology.

For more information, contact Don Foley in the Office of Public Relations and Marketing at dfoley@gntc.edu or call 706.764.3813. Georgia Northwestern Technical College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an equal opportunity institute.