“With a rainy day at the construction site of the Catoosa County Campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College in Ringgold, Georgia, local Grainger Branch Manager Jay Still met GNTC representatives indoors for the presentation. Inside the recently-opened Zaxby’s restaurant, directly in front of the future campus, Still, second from the right, presents the check to GNTC Electronics Technology instructor Cody Brewer. Shown in the picture, from left, are GNTC Director of Institutional Advancement Jason Gamel, GNTC Industrial Systems Technology instructor Matt Sosebee, Still, and Brewer.”Grainger 2015-3a



GNTC Gets Boost For Industrial Tech Programs
(Catoosa County, Georgia) – The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation located in Lake Forest, Illinois, has donated $10,000 to the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation (GNTC) in support of its industrial programs at the Catoosa County Campus in Ringgold, Georgia.
“This grant will be used to help support the college’s Industrial Technology programs that we will offer at the campus,” said Jason Gamel, GNTC Director of College Development. “Through this program, and others like it, we support the growth of local businesses by helping to fill the talent pipeline in our community. We are grateful to The Grainger Foundation for its generosity.”
Construction of the college’s sixth campus is underway and is expected to open in 2016, offering classes for the first time during fall semester.

Among the 14 programs currently slated for the campus are mechatronics,
electronics, business management, health care specialties, computer information systems, and logistics. During the past year, GNTC has educated more than 14,000 students through credit and non-credit programs both on-campus and online.
This donation was recommended by Jay Still, Market Manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s, Dalton location. Grainger has been a part of the Dalton business community for more than 20 years as the leading broad line
supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products. “We are proud to recommend the programs offered by Georgia Northwestern,” said Still. “We understand the need for GNTC’s mission in Northwest Georgia and
The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Illinois, was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger, Inc.
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, Georgia Northwestern Technical College 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 certificate. For more information on Georgia
Northwestern Technical College, please call 866.983.4682 or visit GNTC.edu.
For further information about Grainger contact Joe Micucci, Grainger Director of Media Relations at Joseph.Micucci@grainger.com
For further information about Georgia Northwestern Technical College contact Jason Gamel, Director of Institutional Advancement at jgamel@gntc.edu