“Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) President Pete McDonald receives the keys for one of the cars being used for the driver’s education program on the Walker County Campus of GNTC in Rock Spring, Georgia. Shown, from left, are Niki Knox Vanderslice, Executive Director for Business Development and External Affairs for the Technical College System of Georgia; President McDonald; Harris Blackwood, Director of the Georgia Office of Highway Safety; and Josh Turner, Director of the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission.”
“Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) President Pete McDonald receives the keys for one of the cars being used for the driver’s education program on the Walker County Campus of GNTC in Rock Spring, Georgia. Shown, from left, are Niki Knox Vanderslice, Executive Director for Business Development and External Affairs for the Technical College System of Georgia; President McDonald; Harris Blackwood, Director of the Georgia Office of Highway Safety; and Josh Turner, Director of the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission.”

(Walker County, Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern Technical College is pleased to announce it has been awarded a grant in the amount of $19,940.00 from the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission. 

The grant, which runs from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, will help finance driver’s education locally by providing classes with 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours of behind the wheel experience with a trained instructor.

 

“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers and we are committed to providing students with the education and experience needed to avoid tragedy,” said GDEC chairman Harris Blackwood. “This grant will help Georgia Northwestern Technical College equip young drivers in the community to be safer when they get behind the wheel,” continued Blackwood.

 

Georgia Northwestern Technical College is very pleased to able to partner with the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission to offer driver’s education for young drivers in Northwest Georgia. The training will have a direct impact on improving highway safety benefiting all the citizens of the region.

 

Classes will be offered on-site at Ridgeland High School, Rossville, GA beginning in January 2016 to students qualifying for scholarships and behind-the-wheel instruction will be offered at Gordon Lee High School, Chickamauga, GA. For more information about the driver’s education program, contact the Office of Continuing Education at 706-764-3591. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and an equal opportunity institute.

 

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 and workforce development opportunities.  Serving the nine counties of Catoosa; Chattooga; Dade; Floyd; Gordon; Murray; Polk; Walker; and Whitfield, GNTC 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.