NIMS Helps Georgia Northwestern Machine Tool Program, Students
(Walker County, Georgia) – National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) advisors visited Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Walker County Campus in Rock Spring, Georgia for a week-long visit with the college’s Machine Tool Technology program.
GNTC Machine Tool Technology instructor Philip Shirley hosted the event which saw specialists from NIMS measuring the knowledge and skill sets of instructor and students alike. NIMS awards credentials which provides a guarantee that instructors and the program are performing at the highest level and have the capacity to train the top new recruits in the field.
NIMS offers 52 metalworking credentials designed to recognize necessary job qualifications from entry-level to master-level openings in the field. In-lab and online examinations lead to certifications and accreditations in the Machine Tool arena. “Each year, we do what we can to ensure the program has exactly what a new student needs to get the training necessary that will land him or her into a good career in the field,” said Shirley.
NIMS specialist Mike Blizzard headed up the July 2015 event in Walker County, Georgia. Instructors Michael Schmidt and Jeffrey Friend from Lanier and Savannah Technical Colleges, respectively, also visited on-site to take part in the process. “We are fortunate enough to be in a program where students are seeing more and more
opportunities each year,” said Shirley. “We just want to know that what we bring them from day one is going to be second to none. So, we do our part.”
For more information on the Machine Tool Technology program at Georgia Northwestern, contact the college at 866.983.4682 (GNTC). You can also e-mail Mr. Shirley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Final registration for fall semester at GNTC is August 3.
Since 1962, Georgia Northwestern Technical College has been instrumental in providing quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. The mission of Georgia Northwestern Technical College is to provide accessible, high quality technical education, adult education, and workforce development opportunities. Serving the nine counties of Catoosa; Chattooga; Dade; Floyd; Gordon; Murray; Polk; Walker; and Whitfield, GNTC currently has five convenient campus locations in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties.
With programs of study in business, health, industrial, and public service available, students have the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree, diploma, or a certificate from GNTC. This past year, 14,562 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 8,249 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fifth largest technical college in the state of Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 6,313 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.