(Rome, Georgia) – More than 300 High School students attended the Transition Fair held recently at Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Floyd County Campus in Rome to learn about the different academic programs and services the college has to offer and other options for life after High School.

A crowd of more than 300 students came to GNTC’s Transition Fair on the Floyd County Campus in Rome.

Students from Armuchee High School, Coosa High School, Model High School, Chattooga High School, and Calhoun High School came to the Floyd County Campus Conference Center to interact with GNTC faculty and staff. Additional representatives from other area colleges, the U. S. Army, and personnel from various businesses and healthcare facilities were there to offer resources for students transferring from K-12 to work or post-secondary education.


GNTC academic program representatives included instructors from Auto Collision, Business Technology, Computer Information Systems, Horticulture, Industrial Systems Technologies, Industrial Electrical Controls, Instrumentation and Controls, Machine Tool Technology, Marketing, and Medical Assisting.


GNTC staff was also on hand to provide information about admissions, academic support, adult education, disability services, special populations, student life, and additional student services.


There also were representatives and vendors from Dalton State College, Dept. of Behavior Health and Developmental Disability (DBHDD), DIGS Rome, Floyd Training Center, Georgia Highlands College, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA), Highland Rivers, Kennesaw State University Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth, Parent to Parent, Regions Bank, the U.S. Army, Watters & Associates Landscaping, and others.


Bart Jenkins (right), director of Machine Tool Technology at GNTC, shows Michael Vick (left) of Armuchee High School an electric guitar and explains how machine tools are used to turn raw materials into final products.


This was the ninth Transition Fair offered to area high school students. The first one was hosted at Georgia Highlands College in 2008. There will be upcoming transition fairs offered at GNTC’s Gordon, Polk, and Walker County Campuses in 2017.


For more information contact Sheila Parker, sign language interpreter and disability services coordinator at (706) 295-6517 or via email at sparker@gntc.edu


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.