Transition Fair at GNTC
A crowd of more than 200 students came to the Transition Fair on GNTC’s Gordon County Campus.


(Calhoun, GA)
– More than 200 high school students attended the Transition Fair held recently at Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Gordon County Campus in Calhoun to learn about the different academic programs and services the college has to offer and other options for life after high school.

 

“The first Transition Fair at the Gordon County Campus was a great success and we look forward to planning next year’s event,” said Sheila Parker, sign language interpreter and disability services coordinator at GNTC.

 

Students from Adairsville High School, Calhoun High School, Gordon Central High School, Sonoraville High School and others came to the Gordon County Campus to interact with GNTC faculty and staff, and additional representatives from other area colleges, the U. S. Army, community agencies, and personnel from various businesses and healthcare facilities. 

 

inside the Mobile Career Center
The Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (NWRGC) brought the new Mobile Career Center to the Transition Fair at GNTC’s Gordon County Campus.

 

GNTC staff and faculty were also on hand to give tours and provide information about admissions, academic support, adult education, disability services, financial aid, special populations, student affairs, and additional student services.

 

The Northwest Georgia Regional Commission (NWGRC) brought their new state-of-the-art Mobile Career Center that students were able to use to research postsecondary information and job skills development.

 

There also were representatives and vendors from Cave Spring Center; Dalton State College; Dept. of Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities Region 1; Developing Independence, Growth, and Security (DIGS), Inc.; Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired (GACHI); Georgia Highlands College; Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) Assistive Technology and Transition Counselors; GLASS Outreach Center; Goodwill Industries of North Georgia; Highland Rivers Health/Kaleidoscope; Kennesaw State University Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth; Network Day Service Center; NWGRC; Roosevelt Warm Springs; Shepherd Center Benefits Navigator; 2Work Staffing; The U.S. Army; and others.

 

For more information contact Parker at (706) 295-6517 or via email at sparker@gntc.edu

 

Betty Postelle (l) and Drake Hunter (r)
Betty Postelle (left), supported employment specialist at Highlands River Health, speaks with Drake Hunter (right) a senior at Gordon Central High School during the Transition Fair at GNTC.

 

Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma, or a certificate in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 13,734 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,876 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 5,858 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.