Bill Scoggin (left) and Dusty Powell of Rockmart (right) set up a variable frequency drive in a lab on the Floyd County Campus of GNTC.
Bill Scoggin (left) and Dusty Powell of Rockmart (right) set up a variable frequency drive in a lab on the Floyd County Campus of GNTC.

(Rome, GA) – Bill Scoggin, assistant dean of Industrial Technologies and instructor of Industrial Systems Technology at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC), was recently selected as a Subject Matter Expert by The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI).

Scoggin, an instructor at the Floyd County Campus of GNTC, was selected from a national pool of highly qualified candidates to be part of a team that worked on the revision of NOCTI’s Electrical Construction Technology assessment in January.

“It was a very exciting experience to take part in the development of a national test,” said Scoggin.

NOCTI is the largest provider of industry-based credentials and certifications for career and technical education programs across the nation. It delivers a sequence of assessments or standardized tests for students studying technical programs in technical colleges and high schools.

The assessments incorporate input from Subject Matter Experts from different regions of the U.S. representing business, industry, and secondary and post-secondary educational institutions.

“The team exceeded our expectations by contributing 106 new and revised questions to the Electrical Construction Technology written test,” said Julie Vanhala, project development coordinator for NOCTI and NOCTI Business Solutions. “The revised performance test includes a new job and significant revisions to the previous version.”

The assessments are updated on a regular basis and may be developed to meet the educational needs of a specific region or a state. A number of the assessments are linked to industry certification programs.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College 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. 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.