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GNTC Law Enforcement Academy Graduation Held Thursday, Feb. 23

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Graduates of Basic Law Enforcement Training Class #201602 are: Back row (from left to right) Thomas Williams, Bryce Momon, Brett Nesbitt, Micah Alexander, and Andrew Hooker. Front Row (from left to right) Joshua McFadden, Keasha Brown, Enrico Garcia, Vanessa Robledo, and Gabe Shipman.

(Calhoun, GA) – Friends, family, and the community gathered at the Conference Center located at Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Gordon County Campus to honor students graduating from Basic Law Enforcement Training Class #201602 on Thursday, Feb. 23.

During the ceremony, 10 law enforcement officers were recognized in front of a standing room only crowd. Advisory board members, chiefs, sheriffs, community leaders, and fellow law enforcement officers from the Northwest Georgia region and beyond also were in attendance at the ceremony.

The proceedings began with Jim Pledger, director of the Law Enforcement Academy at GNTC, welcoming guests and introducing current and former staff from the academy.

“I would like to give my appreciation to the chiefs, sheriffs, officers, and people from different emergency services that are here,” said Pledger. “Many of these people are also instructors for us and they come here and they pass along their expertise to these young individuals that are graduating today.”

The keynote speaker at the ceremony was Mike Barton, director of Internal Affairs for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.

Joshua McFadden was the student speaker for the ceremony. McFadden told his classmates that everything they do from this day forward is earned.

“I know we will all be successful in this career path and we all sacrificed a lot of time away from our families to get here,” said McFadden.

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Joshua McFadden was the student speaker for the ceremony.
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Enrico A. Garcia (left) was presented with the “Top Gun” award for excellence in marksmanship by Jim Pledger (right), director of the Law Enforcement Academy at GNTC.

Enrico A. Garcia was presented with the “Top Gun” award for excellence in marksmanship and Thomas E. Williams, III received the Academic (Honor Graduate) Award for having the highest grade point average.

Graduates of GNTC’s Basic Law Enforcement Training Class #201501 are: Micah C. Alexander, Keasha S. Brown, Enrico A. Garcia, Christopher A. Hooker, Joshua B. McFadden, Kaden B. Momon, Brett L. Nesbitt, Vanessa S. Robledo, Gabriel B. Shipman, and Thomas E. Williams, III.

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.

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GNTC Cosmetology Students Host a Spa Day for Women From the Floyd Training Center and Highland Rivers Outreach

(Rome, GA) – Students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Cosmetology program on the Floyd County Campus hosted a special Valentine’s Spa Day for women from the Floyd Training Center and Highland Rivers Outreach that volunteer regularly for Angle Express, Inc.

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Students from GNTC’s Cosmetology program on the Floyd County Campus hosted a special Valentine’s Spa Day for women from the Floyd Training Center and Highland Rivers Outreach.

The students provided free haircuts, hair styling, makeup services, and full service manicures and pedicures.

 

“Our students have shown a great passion for helping others and thrive on the experience of giving back,” said Anna Williams, instructor of Cosmetology at GNTC.

 

In addition to the services, clients also were provided with a special Valentine’s gift bags that were donated by volunteers from the Westminster Presbyterian Church.

 

“As the instructors of the Cosmetology program, we hope that giving back to our community will inspire the students to continue to volunteer their time and talents when they are licensed and working in a salon,” said Williams.

 

According to Susan Stephens, instructor of Cosmetology at GNTC, community service projects have become an ongoing part of GNTC’s Cosmetology program.

 

“Last year we hosted a Valentine’s Spa Day for residents of the Hospitality House for Women in Rome,” said Stephens. “Our students also volunteered their time and talent to the William S. Davies Homeless Shelter in Rome during Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.”

 

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The GNTC Cosmetology students and instructors that participated in the special Valentine’s Spa Day are: back row (from left to right) Susan Stephens, Barbara Wilson, Robert Kimmel, and Barbara Gould. Middle row (from left to right) Jill McGill, Sheliah Hogg, Nikki Allred, Jada Rosser, Kamaria Peavy, Ashley Hatcher, and Katie Bishop. Front row (From left to right) Azaria Hunt, Cayden Litesey, Chelsey Peterson, Isela Moraga, Jessica Tant, Makayla Martin, Brittany Sofia Valle-Dominguez, Kathline Leeks, and Anna Williams (not pictured: Ashton Lord and Cyrstal Odgers).

Angel Express, Inc. is an independent, non-profit, all volunteer, tax-exempt corporation serving the communities in and around Rome, Ga.

 

Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate’s 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.

Free Lunch On The WCC Today

Fuddruckers is on the WCC today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.!
Free lunch to all students, faculty, and staff… just outside Building 500.
Also, a Chili Cook-Off is also taking place this morning just inside the lower level of Building 500. Hot Dogs and Chili will also be available.
Have a great Tuesday in Cats Country!
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The View – Whitfield Murray Campus of Georgia Northwestern

Free Welding Classes Available Now!

We have a FREE Welding class scheduled to begin March 6 for eligible participants between the ages of 18-24.
Interested participants can come by GNTC’s Walker County Campus to apply. Or, call Tammy at 706-764-3725 for more information.
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Georgia Northwestern Prepping For March Madness

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“Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s 2016 SkillsUSA TeamWorks members Bo Dooley, left, returns for a chance to take home the national title in 2017. Also shown in this picture from the 2016 state competition in Atlanta, Georgia is 2016 team member Burt Burns. In the background, from left, is Tanner Boyd and Barry Arrington. Arrington will also be returning for the 2017 competitions.”

 

SkillsUSA 2017 To Showcase Bobcat Professional
Skills Teams In Atlanta, GA
(Northwest Georgia) – The post-season is officially underway as schools across Georgia get ready to showcase the state’s top programs. One Peach State college that saw its run for a national championship fall short in 2016, hopes to bring home the hardware in 2017.
More than three dozen students from all six campuses of Georgia Northwestern Technical College will strap on their helmets and compete for the title “Number One In Georgia” in just five weeks. A capacity crowd is expected at the Georgia International Conference Center as Bobcat teams will be competing at the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference March 23-25 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Although “March Madness” is a phrase most basketball enthusiasts are familiar with this time of year, the catchy nickname definitely applies to the third weekend in March.  “We have 41 students competing in 25 professional skill categories,” said Missy McLain, GNTC SkillsUSA Coordinator. “We hope to see even more national qualifiers this time around.”

After taking top honors in the TeamWorks category at the state competition last year, GNTC’s TeamWorks crew placed third at the national event in Louisville, Kentucky. Well, the Bobcats will be sending another team in that category, as well as 24 other areas of expertise to the state competition next month.
The SkillsUSA TeamWorks category involves a construction project to be completed. It requires a team of four contestants to work together in reading blue prints and creating an action plan. Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and masonry skills are put to use during the project. From ordering the materials to be used to planning the completion of each phase of the job, judges looked closely at each team’s ability to work within building codes, jobsite safety and cleanliness, proper use and accountability of tools and equipment, and the overall efficiency of the team project. Barry Arrington and Bo Dooley, members of the 2016 team that placed nationally, will be on the team once again setting its sights for the 2017 crown.
This year’s qualifying teams from GNTC are as follows: James Garrett (Aragon, GA) in Auto Refinishing Technology; Philip English (Flintstone, GA) in Automotive Service Technology; Branton Bailey (Resaca, GA) in Cabinetmaking; Beck Maxwell (Euharlee, GA), Melvin Mitchell (Cartersville), and Dusty Powell (Aragon, GA) in Career Pathways in Industrial and Engineering Technology; Melisa Fajardo (Dalton, GA), Brandy LeVan (Rock Spring, GA), and Kate Hendricks (Rock Spring, GA) in Chapter Display; Dakota Maddox (Calhoun, GA) in Collision Repair Technology; Ashley Davenport (Rome, GA) in Cosmetology; Kelsey Stanley (Dalton, GA) in Customer Service; Wendy Neighbors (Ringgold, GA) in Early Childhood Education; Eric Vargas (Rome, GA) in Electrical Construction Wiring; Kevin Long (Rossville, GA) in First Aid/CPR; Savannah Almond (Cedartown, GA), Tevannah Johnson (Rome, GA), Kimberly Kelly (Lindale, GA), and Tiffany Mascote (Cedartown, GA) in the Health Knowledge Bowl; Bryan Shirley (Rome, GA) in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning; Chris Ballew (Buchanan, GA) in Industrial Motor Controls; Stone Dowling (LaFayette, GA) Information Technology Systems; Bryan Tapia (Rome, GA) in Job Interview; Amanda Teeters (Chickamauga, GA) in Job Skill Demonstration “A”; Selena Spivey (Dalton, GA) in Job Skill Demonstration Open; Kelsey Mann (Rome, GA), Brittany Orr (Rome, GA), and Ned Sanders (LaFayette, GA) in Medical Mathematics; Lindsey Thomas (Rome, GA) and Faith Trammell (Rome, GA) in Medical Terminology; Jalen Hamilton (Rome, GA) in Prepared Speech; Noah Wilson (Fairmount, GA), Barry Arrington (Calhoun, GA), Shawn Clark (Calhoun, GA), and Bo Dooley (Resaca, GA) in TeamWorks; Elisabeth Harp (Calhoun, GA) and Geovani Ramirez (Dalton, GA) in Technical Computer Applications; Ryan Fincher (Cedartown, GA) in Welding; and Jacob Hargrove (Ringgold, GA), Isaiah Jackson (Dalton, GA) and Daniel Lopez (Dalton, GA) in Welding Fabrication.

Those earning top honors on the state level will earn a spot in the national competition at the 53rd National Leadership and Skills Conference held in Louisville, Kentucky the week of June 19-23. SkillsUSA is a national, nonprofit student organization that has developed more than 10 million workers through active partnerships between employers, educators, and industry leaders. SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. At the annual SkillsUSA National Championships, nearly 6,000 students compete in 100 occupational and leadership skill areas.
For more information on Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s SkillsUSA program, you can call 866-983-4682. For information online, visit the college at GNTC.edu, as well as on GNTC’s Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, WordPress, and YouTube channels. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and an equal opportunity institute.
Since 1962, Georgia Northwestern Technical College has provided degrees, diplomas, and certificates 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.

 

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Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Georgia Military College Sign Articulation Agreement

(Northwest Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) and Georgia Military College (GMC) held an articulation agreement signing ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Floyd County Campus in Rome.

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Pete McDonald (left), president of GNTC, and Dr. Mike Holmes (right), senior vice president, chief academic officer, and dean of faculty at GMC sign an articulation agreement at GNTC’s Floyd County Campus in Rome.

The goal of the articulation agreement is to provide Associate of Applied Science (AAS) graduates of select Georgia Northwestern Technical College programs with an opportunity to continue with Georgia Military College to earn a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree. Under the agreement, any GNTC student graduating with their AAS degree and having at least 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) of technical/occupational credit accepted as transfer credit by GMC, is guaranteed admission into one of GMC’s BAS degree programs in Business Management or Supervision and Management.

“Georgia Northwestern Technical College is very pleased to enter into an articulation agreement with Georgia Military College to offer our students a pathway to earn a Bachelor of Applied Science degree,” said Pete McDonald, president of GNTC. “As an institution of higher learning GNTC recognizes the on-going need for continuous education throughout one’s career. This collaborative agreement will open many career options for our GNTC students after achieving their Associate of Applied Science degrees.”

“The ever increasing partnership between the institutions of higher education in Georgia will advance the workforce of our state and region. Under the leadership of Gov. Nathan Deal, Georgia has been recognized as the Number One state in the United States for doing business. By institutions working together, Georgia will continue to be the Number One place for business expansion and job creation,” continued McDonald.

This agreement formally recognizes that Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Georgia Military College are committed to the establishment of an educational partnership to better serve currently enrolled and future students at both institutions, as well as, support economic and workforce development in the communities served by these educational institutions.

“We are thrilled to launch this partnership with Georgia Northwestern Technical College to serve the students of Georgia,” said Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell, IV, president of Georgia Military College. “Our BAS degrees are designed to build upon the occupational/technical education provided by an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program and provide an excellent pathway toward completion of a bachelor degree. Our BAS degree programs prepare students for career advancement opportunities and management and supervisory roles in their technical or occupational field. This partnership with GNTC is another step in providing greater opportunities and a brighter future for the citizens of Georgia and is consistent with Gov. Nathan Deal’s Complete College Georgia initiative designed to provide an improved educational pipeline from high school through college graduation.”

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.

An accredited public-independent liberal arts college with thirteen college campuses throughout the state of Georgia. A primary focus of Georgia Military College is in awarding associate degrees and preparing students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, as well as providing a pathway for AAS degree holders to attain their four-year bachelor of applied science (BAS) degree. Georgia Military College’s mission is to produce educated citizens and contributing members of society in an environment conducive to the development of the intellect and character of its students. “Start Here…Go Anywhere!” For more information about Georgia Military College, go to http://www.gmc.edu or like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/georgiamilitarycollege or on Twitter and Instagram @GMCstory.

GNTC Prepares For SkillsUSA 2017

SkillsUSA Georgia is just over a month away!
GNTC is gearing up for a run to Nationals in 2017!
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