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GNTC and Norfolk Southern, Partnering In Safety

Many thanks to our Georgia Division for their recent $2,000 contribution to the Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC). The college plans on using the funds for a start-up campus police department. We are proud to help assist in making this project a reality. Pictured left to right: Chad Cardin (Campus Police Chief), Neil Palmer (director of transportation services – NS), Gary McConathy (Campus Police Lieutenant/Training Coordinator), and Dee Pearson (special agent in charge – NS Police)

New CNA Program, Start This June!

Smiling female doctor in blue scrubs interacting with senior man in nursing home
CNA is offered periodically through GNTC’s Continuing Education program.

GNTC plans to offer an Accelerated Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) class at the Catoosa Campus that will begin on Monday, June 17, 2019. This 92-hour course has been designed for individuals seeking to become State of Georgia certified nursing assistants and is approved by the Georgia Department of Medical Assistance. This fast paced class will meet Monday – Friday at 8:00am – 5:00pm each day through July 2, 2019. Please call Donna Henderson at 706-764-3591 or email dhenderson@gntc.edu for more information.

Building NW Georgia’s Workforce at Georgia Northwestern

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GOAL, Perkins Finalists Compete At Lanier Tech

Congratulations to GNTC GOAL Award Student of the Year, Brandon Neighbors (Right).
And, congratulations to GNTC Rick Perkins Award Instructor of the Year, Leyner Argueta.
Both competed in the Technical College System of Georgia regional competition of their respective categories at Lanier Technical College earlier today.
State finalists from all regions will be announced this April before the State GOAL and Perkins Award Ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia.

Local Educators Tour College Expansion


Georgia Northwestern to Move into Phase II by May

Guests in bright safety gear pose for a picture in front of a construction site.
“Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) teachers from Dalton Public Schools recently toured the new expansion at Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Whitfield Murray Campus.”


(Northwest Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) officials are tentatively set to begin moving into their brand new expansion on the Whitfield Murray Campus (WMC) by May. Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) teachers from Dalton Public Schools recently toured the new facility that is expected to host its first full semester of classes this fall.

This year, the new facility will offer programs that will help train the future workforce of Northwest Georgia. Industry in the region has expressed a need for programs such as Chemical Technology, Engineering Technology, Precision Machining and Manufacturing, Computer Information Systems Technology, Industrial Systems Technology, Supply Chain Management and Logistics, and Diesel Mechanic Technology.

After breaking ground on the project in Dalton, Georgia a little more than a year and a half ago, the new 80,000-square foot facility on the WMC will soon be ready for the next steps. Workers will begin installing furniture, information technology resources, audio-visual resources, and program equipment. The college held its first classes at the WMC in 2010 within the walls of the Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy facility. By 2016, GNTC had its own building on the property, as well. The WMC student body grew to more than 1,000 students in the 2016-17 school year.

GNTC currently has six campuses across Northwest Georgia. Students can attend courses either online or on the Catoosa County Campus, Floyd County Campus, Gordon County Campus, Polk County Campus, Walker County Campus, or Whitfield Murray Campus. Day and evening courses are offered throughout the year.

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, 12,785 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,499 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 5,286 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.  For more information about GNTC, visit us at www.GNTC.edu. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

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Need Some Cash, Still Have Study Time?

Need to earn a little extra money and yet still have time for studies? Have you considered the federal work-study jobs? Learn more about what federal work-study is in this week’s FA TV video.

Video: https://gntc.financialaidtv.com/play/38497-understanding-components-your-award-letter/273-what-federal-work-study-job

Georgia Northwestern to Give Free GED® Practice Test on Feb. 28

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is offering a free GED® practice test on Thursday, Feb. 28, to all potential students who come into one of the local Adult Education Learning Centers in GNTC’s nine-county service area.

Students who take the GED Ready® practice test will be able to see if they are ready to pass the GED®test in a chosen subject area and can choose from reading, math, social studies or science.

GNTC offering free GED® Practice Test at end of the month.

The results of the GED Ready® practice test will let individuals know if they are ready to pass the GED®test or what skills they may need to improve in order to pass the test.

Students can also learn about classes and other resources to help them prepare for the GED® test. To learn more or to schedule a free GED Ready® practice test, contact any of GNTC’s Adult Education Learning Centers in the northwest Georgia region:

Catoosa County: The Shirley Smith Learning Center, 36 Muscogee Trail, Benton Place, Ringgold, Ga. 30736, (706) 965-6155, ext. 7

Chattooga County: Chattooga Adult Learning Center, 152 Senior Drive, Summerville, Ga. 30747, (706) 857-0771

Dade County: Dade Adult Learning Center, Dade County High School, 300 Tradition Lane, Trenton, Ga. 30752, (706) 657-7517, Option 8

Floyd County: Floyd County Campus Adult Education Center, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, One Maurice Culberson Drive, Rome, Ga. 30161, (706) 295-6917

Language and Literacy Center: Rome/Floyd Library, 205 Riverside Parkway, Rome, Ga. 30161, (706) 295-6917

Gordon County: Gordon County Campus Adult Education Center, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, 1151 Highway 53 Spur, Calhoun, Ga. 30701, (706) 624-1111

Murray County: Murray Adult Learning Center, Chatsworth-Murray County Library, 100 N. 3rd. Avenue Chatsworth, Ga. 30705, (706) 272-2909

Polk County: Polk County Campus Adult Education Center, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, 466 Brock Road, Rockmart, Ga. 30153, (770) 684-7521

Walker County: Walker County Campus Adult Education, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, 265 Bicentennial Trail, P.O. Box 569, Rock Spring, Ga. 30739; (706) 764-3679

Whitfield County: Whitfield County Adult Education, Georgia Northwestern Technical College, 2310 Maddox Chapel Road, Dalton, Ga. 30721, (706) 272-2909

For more information about GNTC’s Adult Education program, visit the website http://www.gntc.edu/community/adult-literacy-and-ged/. 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, 12,785 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,499 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 5,286 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.  For more information about GNTC, visit us at www.GNTC.edu. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

Georgia Northwestern Reloads For Title Run

SkillsUSA National Stage Becoming Common Place for Northwest GA College

(Northwest Georgia) – After taking home a bronze medal and multiple Top-10 finishes in the SkillsUSA National Competition in Louisville, Kentucky last summer, Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) has an entirely new team of collegiate specialists with their eyes on a championship.

“We’ve had really good showings on the state and national level of SkillsUSA over the years,” said GNTC SkillsUSA Coordinator Missy McClain. “The 2019 team really feels like it can perform just as well, if not better. We may be looking at a very successful competition season.”

Chattooga County, Georgia native Taylor Eagle placed third in the nation last summer at the National Leadership and Skills Conference, site of the SkillsUSA National Championship. Eagle competed in the Residential Systems and Installation Maintenance category.

“Taylor Eagle was a GNTC Bronze Medalist from the 2018 national championships in Louisville, Kentucky. The Chattooga County native competed in the Residential Systems and Installation Maintenance category.”

In 2017, Cedartown, Georgia native Ryan Fincher became Georgia Northwestern’s first-ever national champion in SkillsUSA. Fincher took home top honors in the welding category. Just one week ago, Fincher competed in a national competition in Huntsville, Alabama that earned his spot as the SkillsUSA World Team Welder. The team will compete in the WorldSkills Competition taking place in Kazan, Russia the week of August 22. Fincher was also a two-time high school (Cedartown HS, GA) state champion in the same category.

Members qualifying for the Georgia Northwestern SkillsUSA team, which will be competing for national spots at the Georgia SkillsUSA Competition March 21-22 in Atlanta, Georgia, are as follows:

Teamworks (Construction)

Jesse Flanagan – Polk County

Joel Paez – Whitfield County

Gabriel Lopez – Bartow County

Ryan Banks – Whitfield County

Welding Fabrication

Dakota Green – Gordon County

Luke Shehee – Catoosa County

Timothy Myers – Catoosa County

Welding

Jack Atwood III – Catoosa County

Automotive Service Technology

Brandon Neighbors – Catoosa County

Electrical Construction Wiring

Ethan Mitchell – Gordon County

Industrial Motor Controls

Norberto Castaneda – Floyd County


Practical Nursing

Brittany Square – Henry County

Kimberlee Hall – Gordon County

Kami Griswold – Bartow County

Medical Assisting

Ashley Hopper – Floyd County

Autumn Donaldson – Whitfield County

Internet of Things & Smart Home

Cole Allen – Chattooga County

Extemporaneous Speaking

Julianna Matthews – Lee County

Job Interview

Amy Waters – Chattooga County

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration

Chris Roberson – Floyd County

CNC Milling Specialist

Joshua Wyatt – Chattooga County

Medical Terminology

Josh Barlow – Floyd County

Vanessa Colgrove – Chattooga County

Latrina Travis – Cobb County

Medical Math

Chelsea Price – Chattooga County

Jessica Fincher – Polk County

Kyara Massey – Floyd County

Jasmine Poindexter – Cobb County

For those who place high enough to qualify, they will earn spots on the Nationals SkillsUSA Team representing the state of Georgia. Now, in its 55th year, the SkillsUSA National Competition will once again take place in Louisville, Kentucky during the association’s National Leadership and Skills Conference, June 24-28.


Contestants on the state and national stage of SkillsUSA compete in more than 100 categories ranging from Advertising Design to Welding and everything in between. SkillsUSA is a national, nonprofit student organization that has developed more than 10 million workers through active partnerships between employers and educators across the nation.


For more information on Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s SkillsUSA organization, 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.


GNTC offers more than 200 programs online and on-campus. Campuses are located in Ringgold (Catoosa County Campus), Rome (Floyd County Campus), Calhoun (Gordon County Campus), Rockmart (Polk County Campus), Rock Spring (Walker County Campus), and Dalton (Whitfield Murray Campus).


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, 12,785 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,499 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 5,286 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

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