Second Fair At GNTC’s Floyd County Campus November 13
(Walker County, Georgia) – More than 200 high school juniors and seniors from across Northwest Georgia, as well as many of their parents, counselors, and teachers, were on hand Thursday for the 2015 Transition Fair at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) on the college’s Walker County Campus.
The fair is organized by the Catoosa and Walker County Parent Mentors to help students with special needs, as well as their families and support groups, to prepare for life after high school. In addition to the 200-plus high schoolers, more than 100 teachers, parents, vendors, and school administrators were on hand to share information and answer questions.
Georgia Northwestern administrators spoke with the students on a wide-variety of topics ranging from how to apply for financial aid to programs available on campus and online through the college.
Upperclassmen from Chattooga, Dade County, Gordon Lee, Heritage, LaFayette, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, Ridgeland, Ringgold, and Trion High Schools toured the Walker County, Georgia campus for most of the morning. Students personally toured the Automotive Technology, Business Technology, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Machine Tool, Nursing, Surgical Technology, and Welding programs during their visit. Other programs set-up booths for the students to explore.
Vendors were able to share materials and answer questions on real-life scenarios awaiting the students after high school. From how to enroll in college, to finding the right one, to getting employment, to becoming a successful member of society, the fair helps the students learn what they need to know to take the next step in their lives.
GNTC will host another Transition Fair on the college’s Floyd County Campus in Rome, Georgia on November 13. For more information on Transition Fairs, you can contact Sheila Parker with Georgia Northwestern’s Disability Services office at 706.295.6517. 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.