Search

Georgia Northwestern's Bobcat Blog

Get Focused. Get Hired.

Category

georgianorthwestern

SkillsUSA Qualifier At GNTC Sends 48 To State

The Best of NW Georgia High School Specialists Headed To Atlanta

 

Two men working with tools and wood in an outside location.
“Carpentry contestants competing in the High School SkillsUSA regional qualifier held at Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Walker County Campus on November 30.”

 

 

 

(Northwest Georgia) – Twenty-eight high schools from across Northwest Georgia competed in the SkillsUSA Region 1 Qualifying Competition hosted by Georgia Northwestern Technical College November 30. Hundreds of competitors represented their schools hoping to qualify for SkillsUSA Georgia being held in Atlanta next March.

 

Contestants placing first or second in their respective categories at the regional event earned a spot in the state competition in 2019. High-school contestants competed in 25 different professional skill categories on the Walker County Campus of GNTC Rock Spring, Georgia.

 

The students who placed at the qualifier are as follows:

Advertising Design

1st Place           Alexandra Almour       Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe High School

2nd Place          Hannah Alexander       Heritage High School

3rd Place           Stone Nicholson          Gordon Central High School

 

Architectural Drafting

1st Place           Norma Solis                 Gilmer High School

2nd Place          Jakob Liggins               Pepperell High School

3rd Place           Tristan Alverson           Heritage High School

 

Automotive Refinishing                 

1st Place           Hunter Forsyth             Cedartown High School

 

Automotive Service Technology

1st Place           Caleb Batcliff                Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy

2nd Place          Andrew Hollis             Cedartown High School

3rd Place           Jesse Taff                     Rockmart High School

 

Cabinetmaking

1st Place           Spencer Youngblood Cedartown High School

2nd Place          Dalton Bray                   Chattooga High School

3rd Place           Banks Hathcox             Calhoun High School

 

Carpentry

1st Place           Forrest Todd               Gilmer High School

2nd Place          Emmanual Cornejo       Cedartown High School

3rd Place           Jonathan Pearson         Model High School

 

Collision Repair Technology

1st Place           Piper Ramirez               Rockmart High School

2nd Place          Austin Ledbetter          Cherokee High School

3rd Place           Johnny Angle              Cedartown High School

 

Cosmetology

1st Place           Faith Jenkins                 Cass High School

2nd Place          Harmony Shaw            Cedartown High School

3rd Place           Jessica Forsyth             Adairsville High School

 

Early Childhood Education

1st Place           Jada McGill                  Model High School

2nd Place          Kaitlin Bostick               Coosa High School

3rd Place           Aspen Burton              Murray County High School

 

Electrical Construction Wiring

1st Place           Cody McNeese           Gordon Central High School

2nd Place          Steven Vargas              Coosa High School

3rd Place           Logan Cundiff              Chattooga High School

 

Esthetics

1st Place           Estefania Segura           Cass High School

2nd Place          Reagan Brown              North Murray High School

3rd Place           Sandra Daniel              Cedartown High School

 

Extemporaneous Speaking

1st Place           Sasha Melbourne         Cherokee High School

2nd Place          Kendell Arnold             Cass High School

3rd Place           Clara Smith                   Gilmer High School

 

First Aid/CPR

1st Place           Emilie Leyssens             Dalton High School

2nd Place          Courtney Burchfield     Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy

3rd Place           Ethan Lester                 Cedartown High School

 

Graphic Communications

1st Place           Taylor Harris                 Armuchee High School

 

Job Interview

1st Place           Emma Long                  Pickens High School

2nd Place          Savannah Martin           Cass High School

3rd Place           Lincoln Puryear Murray High School

 

Job Skills Demonstration A

1st Place           Payton Goodson         Rockmart High School

2nd Place          Skyler Nold                  Pickens High School

3rd Place           Luke Crump                 Gilmer High School

 

Job Skills Demonstration Open

1st Place           Joe Huynh                   Dalton High School

2nd Place          Philena Lewis               Woodland High School

3rd Place           Alexander Duncan      LaFayette High School

 

Masonry

1st Place           Kevin Fraire                   Gordon High School

2nd Place          Devon Bishop              Chattooga High School

3rd Place           Seth Reed                    Ringgold High School

 

Pin Design

1st Place           Logan Drake                 Creekview High School

2nd Place          Ellen Tyrell                    Heritage High School

3rd Place           Sisly Mann                    North Murray High School

 

Plumbing

1st Place           Conner Bennett            Adairsville High School

2nd Place          Oliver Nolasco             Rockmart High School

3rd Place           Cole Ray                      Cedartown High School

 

Prepared Speech

1st Place           Emely Perez                 North Murray County High School

2nd Place          Evan Holder                 Cedartown High School

3rd Place           Diane Nave                  LaFayette High School

 

Quiz Bowl    

1st Place           Floyd County College & Career Academy

2nd Place          Cherokee High School

3rd Place           Coosa High School

 

 

 

Technical Drafting

1st Place           Matthew Funderburk   Heritage High School

2nd Place          Zach Garrett                 Pepperell High School

 

T-Shirt Design

1st Place           Lanie Roland                Cherokee High School

2nd Place          Byranna Darnell             Gordon Central High School

3rd Place           Elijah Pehison               Heritage High School

 

Welding

1st Place           Tucker Mobbs             Cedartown High School

2nd Place          Sage Owings               Chattooga High School

3rd Place           Dakota Roper               Coosa High School

 

 

“The competitions went very well this year,” said GNTC SkillsUSA Advisor Missy McClain. “The talent was exceptional this time around and our high schools in Northwest Georgia will be well represented. 2019 should be a very good year for our area.”

 

GNTC is known for its prowess on the national stage of SkillsUSA at the collegiate level. This past summer, GNTC sent 17 national qualifiers to the 2018 SkillsUSA National Competition in Louisville, Kentucky in June. Seven of those finished in the top 10 in the nation. In 2017, GNTC’s Ryan Fincher of Cedartown, Georgia won the national championship in the category.

 

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, 16,402 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,750 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 8,652 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.

Georgia Northwestern Commencement Exercise in Dalton December 11

Whitfield County’s Macey Morgan Will Be Keynote Speaker

Two people conducting interview in studio lit room with a white board in the background.
“GNTC’s Macey Morgan, left, gets ready for an on-camera interview during a portion of the 2018 State GOAL Competition in Atlanta, Georgia last April. Morgan will be the keynote speaker at the college’s 2018 Graduation Ceremony in Dalton, Georgia.”

 

What: Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Fall 2018 Graduation Ceremony

Where: Dalton Convention Center
Dalton, Georgia

When: Tuesday, December 11 at 7 p.m.

Morgan-Intv-Photo: “GNTC’s Macey Morgan, left, gets ready for an on-camera interview during a portion of the 2018 State GOAL Competition in Atlanta, Georgia last April. Morgan will be the keynote speaker at the college’s 2018 Graduation Ceremony in Dalton, Georgia.”

(Northwest Georgia) – More than 200 graduates from across Northwest Georgia will be walking the stage at the Dalton Convention Center December 11 as they graduate from Georgia Northwestern Technical College.
GNTC’s 2018 GOAL (Georgia’s Occupational Award of Leadership) Award winner, Macey Morgan, will be giving the graduating class their commencement speech. The Dalton, Georgia resident represented the college in the GOAL competition this past spring in Atlanta, Georgia. The GOAL program helps showcase the top students within the Technical College System of Georgia.

 

An estimated 1,500 family members and friends are anticipated to be in attendance at the college’s commencement exercise. GNTC holds two ceremonies each year. A spring graduation each May in Rome, Georgia and a fall graduation each December in Dalton, Georgia.

 

GNTC President C. Pete McDonald, along with GNTC Vice President of Student Affairs Stuart Phillips, will serve as presenters of the ceremony. Assistant Dean of Business Technologies Graceful Beam and Automotive Technology Director Troy Peco will deliver the Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation, respectively.

 

All graduates participating in the ceremony will be recognized for their academic achievements and presented with their associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Listed are graduates scheduled to take part in the commencement exercise for the Fall 2018 graduation ceremony. This list only includes students who are scheduled to take part in the ceremony as of press time. It does not include eligible students who are not participating in graduation.

 

Associate of Applied Science
David Aguilar Construction Management
Itzel Bautista Lopez Adult Echocardiography
Melissa N. Betterton Early Childhood Care and Education
Tina M. Blalock Vascular
Christian A. Bregante Aviation Maintenance Technology
Alisha A. Broome Surgical Technology
Haylee Burris Health Information Management Technology
Rosa Yenis Cabrera Business Management
Patricia Laine Clark Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Misti Dawn Clark Business Management
Courtney B. Compton Medical Assisting
Haleigh Rose Morgan Condra Early Childhood Care and Education
Emily Connell Social Work Assistant
Christen J. Cordell Criminal Justice Technology
Jennifer L. Cowart Business Management
Madison Victoria Crawford Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Dudley S. Davis Electronics Technology
Cassidy A. Davis Radiologic Technology
Ricardo Ulises Dominguez Business Management
Sarah Dorsey Early Childhood Care and Education
Sprite Dyer Networking Specialist
Jessica Anne Ellis Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Normayda L. Escalante Medical Assisting
Yony M. Escalante Industrial Systems Technology
Anna Esquivel Business Management
Robert B. Evans Early Childhood Care and Education
Kim L. Fosdick Adult Echocardiography
Adriana Garcia Criminal Justice Technology
Courtney R. Georgiefski Accounting
Kimberly I. Glover Business Management
Jesanyelis Gonzalez Business Management
Yecely Gonzalez Business Management
Jennifer L. Goodman Health Information Management Technology
Hannah J. Goss Adult Echocardiography
Adrian Gutierrez Business Management
Alexis Jovonni Guyton Vascular
Ashley N. Harden Business Management
William A. Harper Vascular
Caitlyn N. Harris Vascular
Renay Michelle Harris Social Work Assistant
Valencia R. Henderson Radiologic Technology
Valina P. Hopson Radiologic Technology
Matthew D. Howard Aviation Maintenance Technology
Kadie Hendrix Johnston Radiologic Technology
Zachary Wane Taylor Jones Computer Support Specialist
Cynthia Denise Kirk Accounting
Catherine E. Lankford Radiologic Technology
Dana K. Manis Business Management
Nicole L. Mansfield Health Information Management Technology
Tristian A. Martin Social Work Assistant
Michael Nickolas Martin Aviation Maintenance Technology
Norma Martinez Business Management
Deloris Jill McBee Social Work Assistant
Bailey S. Milone Adult Echocardiography
Jennifer E. Mora Business Management
Josie T. Nunn Vascular
Trever B. Oliver Business Management
Jacqaline Cruz Orozco Medical Assisting
Pedro M. Ortiz Automotive Technology
Neyda R. Paiz Business Management
Derrick Ray Parker Industrial Systems Technology
Jesse Lee Parsons Business Technology
Jennyfer R. Paucay Surgical Technology
Collin Anthony Payne Automotive Technology
William A. Peters Industrial Systems Technology
Ashley E. Phipps Adult Echocardiography
Marvin James Pointer Construction Management
Leslie R. Renfro Radiologic Technology
Rodrigo Reyes-Cruz Industrial Systems Technology
Stephanie A. Rittenhouse Radiologic Technology
Ronald Harrison Roach Industrial Systems Technology
Tyler L. Rowland Industrial Systems Technology
Lauren Nicole Runion Social Work Assistant
Wesley J. Saunders Industrial Systems Technology
James Wayne Shearin Culinary Arts
Alan N. Shepherd Aviation Maintenance Technology
Kayla Renae Sinyard Diagnostic Medical Sonography
James T. Spraggins Construction Management
Abbigail G. Tate Early Childhood Care and Education
Rosha C. Taylor Social Work Assistant
Elizabeth S. Tidwell Health Information Management Technology
Donald Howard Tinnan Culinary Arts
Joseph Edwin Turner Aviation Maintenance Technology
Luis Valdes Automotive Technology
Victoria Velazquez Accounting
Luz Maria Vigil Business Management
Abbie L. Waits Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Kayla C. Wallace Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Jason Andrew Warren Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Angela Watson Radiologic Technology
Chloe Watts Marketing Management
Regina N. Watts Vascular
Amanda Nicole Yoder Health Information Management Technology
Diploma
 

Keyli D. Ajanel-Perez

Practical Nursing
Yesenia Aldana Cosmetology
Ashton L.  Avery Surgical Technology
William P. Ayres Welding and Joining Technology
Ciara P. Baker Cosmetology
Tanya Beckom Cosmetology
Ashley N. Benge Surgical Technology
Genotee Blake Cosmetology
Rashonda Lee Bryant Practical Nursing
Emily Kay Butler Practical Nursing
Giovanni Carlos Welding and Joining Technology
Michaela G. Clarke Culinary Arts
Latoya Denise Cofield Practical Nursing
Charles E. Crowe Criminal Justice Technology
Amparo Cruz Cornejo Medical Assisting
Margie Jean Deering Business Management
Selena H. Dupree Cosmetology
Allison Danielle Edgeworth Medical Assisting
Tracy M. Elkins Cosmetology
Shanna Danyel Ely Medical Assisting
McKenzie Symone Floyd Cosmetology
Sarah LeeAnn Gallegos Practical Nursing
Haydee Garcia Cosmetology
Noemi C. Garcia Cosmetology
Maegan Alicia Gibson Medical Assisting
Meghan Nicole Godfrey Welding and Joining Technology
Clarence Gore Aviation Maintenance Technology
Shayna D. Green Medical Assisting
Keymonica N. Hall Lactation Consultant
Misty Dawn Hawkins Medical Assisting
Thomas Lee Hayes Welding and Joining Technology
Kimberly Hayes Medical Assisting
Lucas S. Heard Welding and Joining Technology
Robert C. Hodge Electrical Control Systems
Michael Ivester Industrial Systems Technology
Amber C. James Practical Nursing
Sonia L. Jernigan Cosmetology
Luis Joaquin-Gomez Air Conditioning Technology
Phelicia T. Johnson Medical Assisting
Tomeika L. Johnson Early Childhood Care and Education
Teyannah Taiisha Johnson Practical Nursing
Grace Wangui Kariuki Practical Nursing
Sheena R. Lamar Business Management
Anzie Cox McCoy Practical Nursing
Regina A. McKin Medical Assisting
Kalee Amanda Meadows Surgical Technology
Eris Jane Merritt Moonstar Lactation Consultant
Joshua D. Moyer Welding and Joining Technology
Khanh Nguyen Medical Assisting
Jessica P. Pack Medical Assisting
Sonny Apag Padayao Aviation Maintenance Technology
Christon Nicole Peden EMS Professions
Angie A. Pizano Medical Assisting
David Michael Powell Welding and Joining Technology
Amber Quillen Cosmetology
Sharon A. Ragland Business Management
Alejandro L. Ramirez Medical Assisting
Omar G. Rangel Welding and Joining Technology
Harmony Nicole Rose Ray Surgical Technology
Jesus Reyes Welding and Joining Technology
Autumn Cheyenne Ridley Cosmetology
Kylea B. Riley Practical Nursing
Cole A. Ryan Welding and Joining Technology
Loretta Didena Scott Medical Assisting
Brooke A. Silvers Medical Assisting
Aiseh Smith Business Management
Nicole A. Smith Business Management
Chelsea M. Stanfield Practical Nursing
John A. Tanturri Industrial Systems Technology
Lanesha Gilena Teague Practical Nursing
Autumn Taylor Tomlinson Cosmetology
Cierra B. Turner Practical Nursing
Samantha Orsha Upshaw Surgical Technology
Bonnita E. VanNuys Medical Assisting
Shameka M. Ware Cosmetology
Cody Alan West Aviation Maintenance Technology
Bathshebia Willis Dental Assisting
Charmisse Wood Practical Nursing
Myra E. Wyatt Medical Assisting
Michael A. York Welding and Joining Technology
Technical Certificate of Credit
Dyane Mary Alvarado Medical Front Office Assistant
Justin C. Bouy Aviation Maintenance Technician
Taylor Brooke Cato Cosmetology for Licensure
Virginia D. Chambers Phlebotomy Technician
Rhaghan Kelsey Dennis Early Child Care and Education Basics
Valeria Fraire Human Resource Management Specialist
Priscilla Henderson Child Development Specialist
Mary Land Early Child Care and Education Basics
Lesly Elizabeth Miranda Cosmetology for Licensure
Jordan L. Moore Emergency Medical Technician
Keetra L. Murphy Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician
Allen B. Newport Aviation Maintenance Technician
Mackinzie C. Parrott Health Care Assistant
Meagan R. Ray Early Childhood Care and Education Basics
Jennifer Reyes Cosmetology for Licensure
Brittany Danielle Roberts Cosmetology for Licensure
Cierra J. Ross Cosmetology for Licensure
Tamarsha Watkins Cosmetology for Licensure
Jalessa Young PC Repair and Network Technician

 

 

 

 

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, 16,402 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,750 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 8,652 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.

Active Shooter Drill in Northwest Georgia

What: Active Shooter Drill for
Georgia Northwestern Technical College

Where: Catoosa County Campus, Ringgold, Georgia

When: November 30, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Three people dressed in black walking down a narrow hallway with weapons drawn.
First responders search Building 300 on GNTC’s Gordon County Campus during their Active Shooter Drill in Calhoun, Georgia in 2017.”


(Ringgold, Georgia)
– Authorities from Northwest Georgia will take part in an Active Shooter Drill on the Catoosa County Campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College in Ringgold, Georgia on Friday, November 30. The live exercise will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Public access to the campus will be restricted during these hours.

 

City, county, and state authorities are scheduled to take part in the emergency preparedness event being hosted on the college site. Those participating in the training will be using weapons that fire blank rounds. These weapons will produce sounds that are just as loud and abrupt as weapons firing real ammunition. There will also be multiple emergency vehicles responding to the scene throughout the morning. Please be aware that this is all part of the scheduled training.

 

In October 2017, the college’s Gordon County Campus hosted an Active Shooter Drill. Authorities from the Gordon County area took part in the scenario held in Calhoun, Georgia. The college’s Floyd County Campus was the site of a similar event in 2014 in Rome, Georgia. In 2011, the Walker County Campus of GNTC also hosted a similar exercise in which authorities across the region responded to the drill.

 

For more information on the drill, you may contact the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Chief of Police Chad Cardin at 706-295-6552. You may also e-mail him at ccardin@gntc.edu. 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, 16,402 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,750 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 8,652 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.

Fall 2018 Graduation Coming December 11


Georgia Northwestern Technical College hosts commencement exercises for graduating students each spring and fall.

All graduates participating in the ceremony will be recognized for their academic achievements and presented with their associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.

Thankful For The Bobcat Nation, A Culinary Teaser This Thanksgiving Eve

Screenshot (28)Happy Thanksgiving Eve, Bobcat Nation!
Today, we are thankful for a product of our Culinary Arts program at Georgia Northwestern, Sedric Floyd.
During this holiday break, his mother asked for a hamburger. If you know Sedric, you know he doesn’t usually do simple dishes.
If monitors had smell-o-vision, you’d be enjoying the aroma of a fresh and specially seasoned homemade Turkey Burger with hand-cut baked fries!

From Sedric, Culinary Arts, and all of Georgia Northwestern,
HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Chef1

***Give Sedric a follow on Instagram at (@chef_thr33limbs).
Plus, read his inspirational story this week and truly appreciate the things you have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. 

#getfocusedgethired

GNTC’s Foundation Trustees and Board of Directors honored by TCSG

Board of Directors
The Board of Directors at GNTC were honored during an awards ceremony at the Technical College System of Georgia 2018 Fall Leadership Conference held in Savannah. (From left to right) TCSG Commissioner Matt Arthur; Michele Taylor, superintendent of Calhoun City Schools and member of GNTC’s Board of Directors; Heidi Popham executive vice president of GNTC; Lisa Odom, executive assistant to the president at GNTC; Barbara Dooley, keynote speaker for awards ceremony; Vince Dooley former UGA football coach and athletic director, and keynote speaker for awards ceremony; Kenna Stock, chief executive officer of Harbin Clinic and member of GNTC’s Board of Directors; Paul Meredith, director of manufacturing at Mohawk and member of GNTC’s Board of Directors; and Pete McDonald, president of GNTC.

 

The Foundation Trustees and Board of Directors at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) were both honored during an awards ceremony at the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) 2018 Fall Leadership Conference held recently in Savannah.

 

The awards were bestowed during a presentation at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Vince Dooley, legendary former University of Georgia football coach and athletic director, and his wife Barbara were the keynote speakers for the ceremony.

 

Foundation Trustees
The Foundation Trustees at GNTC were honored during an awards ceremony at the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) 2018 Fall Leadership Conference held in Savannah. (From left to right) TCSG Commissioner Matt Arthur; Michelle Beatson, foundation administrator at GNTC; Linda Case, foundation trustee at GNTC; Doris White, foundation secretary at GNTC; Pete McDonald, president of GNTC; and Larry Paulk, out-going president of the Technical College Foundation Association.

 

GNTC’s Foundation Trustees were awarded the Role Model Foundation Board Certification by the Technical College Foundation Associations (TCFA) for its ongoing efforts to serve the northwest Georgia community.

 

The Board of Directors at GNTC were acknowledged for each Board member completing the Technical College Director’s Association (TCDA) certification process.

 

This marks the first time that both boards at GNTC were honored for every member completing the required activities and workshops for certification.

 

The mission of the Technical College Directors’ Association of Georgia (TCDA) is to build the capability of the local boards of directors to effectively increase the real and perceived value of technical and adult education in Georgia.

 

In order to achieve Role Model Board Certification, all members of the Foundation Trustees must be actively engaged in the work of the board, through participation in organizational meetings, college events, leadership activities, fundraising initiatives, and professional development.

 

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, 16,402 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,750 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 8,652 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.

 

Saluting Our Vets In Bobcats Country!

Helping Transition NW Georgia’s Students To College and Careers

HS Students with Challenges Visit
Transition Fair at Georgia Northwestern

 

Man in garage points over the heads of students watching to point out a portion of the facilities he speaking about. Two students are out of focus and in the foreground.
“Georgia Northwestern Technical College Automotive Technology Program Director Troy Peco gives a tour of his program’s facilities on the Walker County Campus during the 2018 GNTC Transition Fair November 2.”
Instructor in button down shirt is on the left speaking with a student in a hooded sweatshirt. They are in a college classroom with a video board on the wall behind them.
“Georgia Northwestern Technical College Dean of Business and Industrial Technologies Dr. Michael Fennell speaks with one of the students touring the Drafting Technology facility at the college’s Walker County Campus during the 2018 GNTC Transition Fair on the Walker County Campus November 2.”
An instructor in a coat and button down shirt speaks to several students seen in the foreground. They are all standing in a welding lab with a metal roll-up bay door behind them.
“Georgia Northwestern Technical College Welding and Joining Technologies Program Director Jeremiah Cooper speaks with students attending the 2018 GNTC Transition Fair on the Walker County Campus November 2.”
An instructor is handing out literature detailing a college program. Students are seated in the foreground waiting patiently for the materials to be handed out.
“Georgia Northwestern Technical College Early Childhood Care and Education Program Director Susan Kendrick hands out information to students attending the 2018 GNTC Transition Fair on the Walker County Campus November 2.”


(Northwest Georgia)
– More than 200 high school students took part in the annual Georgia Northwestern Technical College Transition Fair November 2. The event is specially designed each year to specifically serve students in helping them move from their high school years to adulthood.

 

Transition Fair attendees toured the college campus to get a first-hand look at many of the programs offered by GNTC. More than a dozen programs within the college’s Business Technology, Health Technology, Industrial Technology, Nursing and Allied Health Technology, and Public Service Technology divisions were on display.

Students, parents, teachers, and administrators from Chattooga, Dade County, Heritage, LaFayette, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, Ridgeland, Ringgold, and Trion High School made the trip to GNTC’s Walker County Campus in Rock Spring, Georgia for the fair. This year’s event was organized and sponsored by the Catoosa County and Walker County Parent Mentors, Michal Jones, and Sharon Aalfs.

 

“This is an essential tool for high school students as they prepare each day for everyday life, as well as adulthood,” said Georgia Northwestern Technical College Student Life Coordinator Dione Waddington. “The fair is a very comprehensive way to get these students and their parents all of the information they’ll need to be successful once their high school years are behind them.”

 

GNTC’s Floyd County Campus in Rome, Georgia will be hosting a Transition Fair Friday, November 9, as well. GNTC has six campuses across Northwest Georgia. Students attend classes on the Catoosa, Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield Murray Campuses throughout the year.

 

Among the vendors who spoke with those attending the November 2 event were the Epilepsy Foundation, Georgia Advocacy Office, LifeLine, Inc., Walker County Fire Explorers, Benefits Navigator, Care Source, Chattanooga Goodwill Industries, ARC Driving School, Kaleidoscope, LearningRX, Wells Fargo Bank, Signal Centers, Inc., Cherokee Regional Library, Parent-To-Parent of Georgia, GCA Centre for Adult Autism, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency-Roosevelt Warm Springs, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency-Assistive Work Technology, Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy Center, Department of Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities, as well as representatives from Dalton State College, and Kennesaw State College.

 

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, 16,402 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,750 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 8,652 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.

Stephanie Scearce named Vice President of Economic Development at GNTC

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) has named Stephanie Scearce of Woodstock the new vice president of Economic Development. She will fill the role previous held by Pete McDonald, president of GNTC, and her first day will be Thursday, Nov. 1.

 

Stephanie Scearce.jpg
Stephanie Scearce of Woodstock, Georgia is the new Vice President of Economic Development.

 

“GNTC is very pleased to announce the addition of Stephanie Scearce to the college executive team as vice president of Economic Development. Stephanie has many years of work experience in economic development in northwest Georgia,” said McDonald. “She has had direct experience working with many of the companies in the region and understands the critical role of workforce development for business expansion. Stephanie will be a great asset to GNTC and continue her good work for northwest Georgia.”

 

As vice president of Economic Development at GNTC, Scearce will be responsible for the implementation of all Technical College System of Georgia sponsored initiatives to enhance the economy of the northwest Georgia region. This includes providing support to the region’s community economic development enterprises and the development of locally initiated economic development programs such as customized employee training, short term career training and locally initiated continuing education programs.

 

She will be actively involved in the recruitment of new business and the expansion of existing businesses within the college’s nine county service area and will serve as a local point of contact for Georgia Quick Start. Additionally, she will develop and maintain partnerships with area Chambers of Commerce, business leaders, local governments and community development leaders.

 

“I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity to join the GNTC family. The team possesses valuable knowledge and experience I plan to absorb in learning how best to deliver GNTC’s economic development initiatives,” said Scearce. “I’m overwhelmed by everyone’s kindness in welcoming me into the new role, and am looking forward to starting the next chapter with this fine organization.”

 

Prior to her new role, Scearce served as the regional project manager of the Georgia Department of Economic Development since 2015. In that position, she partnered with local communities and assisted companies with expansion needs to create new jobs in a 15 country region that includes GNTC’s service area. Scearce located 86 projects that helped create more than 4,100 new jobs and $938 million capital investment in the northwest Georgia region.

 

From 2009-15 Scearce served as the executive director of the Fannin County Development Authority in Blue Ridge. Her role was to promote rural economic development in the county by creating jobs through product development, new industry recruitment and existing business expansion. Scearce helped to create 400 new jobs, $18.4 million in private investment and 2.4 million in community investment for Fannin County.

 

Additional economic development certifications Scearce received includes Georgia Certified Economic Developer through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at UGA (2018), Tennessee Valley Rural Leadership Institute (2012), Georgia Tech Basic Economic Course (2009) and Georgia Academy Regional Economic and Leadership Development Course (2009).

 

Scearce earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Kennesaw State University and graduated with honors. She attended KSU through a scholarship with the Women’s Basketball Team.

 

A star basketball player, Scearce was inducted into the Fannin County Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.

 

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, 16,402 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,750 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 8,652 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.

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑