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GNTC is pleased to announce a new way to apply for Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation Scholarships.AwardSpring will facilitate and streamline your scholarship application process. All returning GNTC students who have completed one semester of study are encouraged to apply.


Apply now for summer term GNTC Foundation scholarships at AwardSpring:https://gntc.awardspring.com/

For questions contact Michelle Beatsonmbeatson@gntc.edu

You may also visit http://www.gntc.edu/community/foundation/scholarships/for more details!

GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an EOI.

Dalton Flooring Industry Honoring Deal, Helping Fund Future Workforce

Nathan Deal Scholarships For Georgia Northwestern Students

 

Governor Deal stands with Joe Yarbrough in dark colored suits on a carpeted stage with a table and dark backdrop behind them. They are holding a framed document.
“Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, left, holds a proclamation presented to him by Technical College System of Georgia Board Member Joe Yarbrough of Rocky Face, Georgia. The proclamation honoring Deal’s service to Georgia also highlights a new scholarship being created in his honor. The Nathan Deal Scholarship program will benefit students who attend Georgia Northwestern Technical College.”

 

 

(Northwest Georgia) – It wasn’t only Georgia Governor Nathan Deal that would receive honors this month at the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce Banquet. In paying tribute to the Governor and his work towards preparing a more educated workforce, industry leaders decided to make the honor also extend to the future students of Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC), as well.

In a resolution drafted in honor of Governor Deal, the first recognition of the “Nathan Deal Scholarships” for future Georgia Northwestern students was made. The program will offer selected applicants $2,500 scholarships in the initial years with plans to increase the award to $5,000 per winner.

 

The President and CEO of the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) and Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Board Member Joe Yarbrough presented the resolution to Governor Deal at the banquet. Yarbrough, a Rome, Georgia native, said this was about recognizing the Governor for his dedication to technical education in Georgia.

 

“With the Governor’s term about to expire, we wanted to make sure we honored him for his commitment and service to training Georgia’s workforce,” said Yarbrough. “Leaders of the Carpet and Rug Institute made the decision to honor his legacy by creating this endowment from which scholarships will be awarded every year to students who will be attending Georgia Northwestern Technical College.”

 

In cooperation with the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia, CRI hopes to select and award scholarships to students who qualify. “The (Community) Foundation would screen applicants and CRI would select from the finalists,” added Yarbrough. “Of course, applicants would also have to meet GNTC’s requirements. We are hoping to make a significant impact on as many students as possible.”

 

The requirements to qualify for the Nathan Deal Scholarships are still being drawn up. “The scholarships will likely go towards those who will be employed in the flooring industry,” said Georgia Northwestern Technical College President Pete McDonald. “Of course, that industry offers many career opportunities. They have everything from business to industrial technology opportunities in Northwest Georgia. And, of course, the scholarships will be set up to benefit students in the GNTC service area.”

 

Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia President David Aft says Deal has made Technical Education a priority in Georgia. “He (Deal) is very aware of the pipeline from the classroom to the workforce,” said Aft. “He is turning that into a very powerful process. One that has such an impact on the people and businesses of the region. So, this scholarship created by the Carpet and Rug Institute, and named in his honor, is more than fitting.”

 

The CRI Board of Director members behind the creation of the Nathan Deal Scholarship program are Chairman of the Board Jim McCallum (Milliken Floor Covering Division), Vice Chairman of the Board Jack Ganley (Mannington Commercial Carpets), Treasurer David Repp (Mohawk Group), Marc Ammen (Universal Fibers), Vance Bell (Shaw Industries, Inc.), Mark Clayton (Phenix Mills), Len Ferro (Tandus Centiva), Daniel Frierson (The Dixie Group), Ralph Grogan (Bentley Mills, Inc.), Chip Howalt, (Textile Rubber and Chemical Company), Jeffrey Lorerbaum  (Mohawk Industries, Inc.) Franco Rossi (Aquafil USA), and Robert Shaw (Engineered Floors, LLC).

 

The Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia serves more than a dozen counties across the region, as well as reaches out to other counties in Georgia, as needed. “We work diligently and passionately to help the families and organizations with their goals to be more philanthropic,” added Aft. “This endowment honoring Governor Deal is just one more great example of this.”

 

“We are appreciative of what the Governor has done for us,” added Yarbrough. “And, we are appreciative of what GNTC has done with the expansion of the Whitfield Murray Campus of the college. One which includes the commitment of a new building opening next year.” Governor Deal, GNTC President Pete McDonald, Yarbrough and Northwest Georgia business leaders and legislators broke ground on the 80,000-square foot facility set to open in 2019.

 

For more information on this new scholarship opportunity formed by businesses and leaders of Northwest Georgia to help fund the academic careers of students attending Georgia Northwestern, contact the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation at 706-802-5850. The GNTC Foundation helps encourage private contributions in order to build and maintain outstanding academic and support programs at the 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.

GNTC and Grant Writing USA to Offer a Two-Day Grant Writing Workshop on the Floyd County Campus

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grant writing workshop on the Floyd County Campus in Rome, July 26-27.

 

The workshop will take place in Room 101 B of the H Building. Classes will begin at 9 a.m. and will end at 4 p.m. on both days. Tuition for the workshop is $455 per person and includes workbook, access to alumni forums, and over 200 sample grant proposals.

 

The training will help beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county, and state agencies as well as K-12 schools, colleges, and universities.

Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits are available to educators that participate in the workshop. The workshop is endorsed by the Grant Professionals Association (GPA).

 

For more information or to register online, visit the web site http://grantwritingusa.com/grants-training/grant-writing-workshops/rome-georgia-july-2018.html or contact Samantha Bishop, academic affairs credentialing and grants assistant at GNTC, via email at sbishop@gntc.edu or at 706.295.6849.

 

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. The Student Help Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 844-348-7659 or via online chat at https://helpcenter.gntc.edu. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

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Appalachian Regional Commission Announces Grant for GNTC to Train Die Maintenance Techs

(Northwest Georgia) – The Appalachian Regional Commission recently announced approval of a grant in the amount of $310,550 to Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) to provide residents in Northwest Georgia with advanced technical training repairing and maintaining die press equipment.

 

In addition to ARC fund, state sources will provide an additional $133,093 bringing the total project funding to $443,643.

 

The funding will make it possible for GNTC to upgrade industrial lab facilities and provide industry standard equipment for the Die Maintenance Technician technical certificate of credit. The program was developed by GNTC, along with business and industry professionals, to train students with the skills necessary to obtain jobs in the advanced manufacturing and automotive manufacturing industries.

 

The program will be taught at GNTC’s Floyd County Campus in Rome and will serve students throughout the Northwest Georgia region.

 

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is an economic development agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 420 counties across the Appalachian region. For more information visit the web site www.arc.gov.

 

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.

400K Project to Train Chemical Lab Technicians in North Georgia

GNTC Bulking Up New Chemical Technology Program In Northwest Georgia

 

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(Dalton, Georgia) – A $333,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), coupled with a $142,000 budget from Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC), is the fuel behind a new program geared towards training brand new chemical lab technicians for the industries of Northwest Georgia.

 

Brent Lance, Director of the Chemical Technology Laboratory Technician program at GNTC, is excited about the possibilities of the new growth. “This will allow us to train students in these new careers with the latest technology currently available to local manufacturing industries,” said Lance. “This grant submitted by the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission, along with the college’s contribution, will help purchase industry-standard equipment. The best tools for the best students. Now, our employers here in our region will be sure they are getting ready-to-work graduates.”

 

Thanks in part to the grant, the latest in chemical analysis instrumentation will be available in the “Chem Tech” lab on the Whitfield Murray Campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College by December. “We want the latest technology offers in place when spring semester begins,” added Lance. “The equipment and the training our students will have access to are not usually available at the technical or community college level in our region.”

 

The program is currently offered on the Whitfield Murray Campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College in Dalton, Georgia. “I’ll be discussing with my advisory committee, which is made up of local industry officials, on possibilities of expanding the program to help both the companies and the future workers of our area,” said Lance. The changes are intended to enhance student learning and provide specialized training in the field of chemical analysis and chemical processing.

 

First developed to train chemical laboratory technicians to work in Northwest Georgia industries, the Chemical Technology Laboratory Technician program leads to a 29-credit hour technical certificate. “The program provides detailed training in chemical safety, lab work, and instrumentation,” said Lance. “It’s a well-planned program which is also flexible enough to adjust to specific needs of employers in the region as the need arises.”

 

Application deadline for Georgia Northwestern Technical College is November 30. Returning student registration is currently taking place through the end of the week (October 10-14). “This program can help us place ready-to-work graduates in careers in the area’s automotive manufacturing giants, as well as other corporations who rely on the work of chemical technicians for long-term success,” added Lance.

 

For more information on the Chemical Technology Laboratory Technician program, you can contact GNTC at 866.983.4682 (GNTC). For information online, visit them at GNTC.edu, as well as on their 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.

Brand New Scholarships for Brand New High School Grads

Manufacturing scholarships available for new high school graduates entering Technical College System of Georgia

 

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New Money For New Grads In Georgia In 2016

 

ATLANTA – Georgia manufacturers are hiring, and Georgia students wishing to pursue careers in the industry can now apply for scholarships aimed at building the manufacturing workforce in the state. The Manufacturers Education Foundation, in partnership with American Made Movie and American Town LLC and the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation, is funding $20,000 in scholarships this fall to students who enroll in the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG).

Formerly awarded only to college students who have completed 15 hours in a manufacturing program, scholarships are now also available to recent high school graduates pursuing a career in manufacturing. Scholarships apply to program areas including automated manufacturing technology, engineering technology, electronics technology, industrial systems technology, industrial maintenance, electrical maintenance and mechatronics.

“There is no greater need by manufacturers across our state than access to a pool of talent prepared to begin a career in manufacturing,” said Roy Bowen, president of the Georgia Association of Manufacturers. “To grow that pipeline of talent, the Georgia Association of Manufacturers and its member companies must make students, parents, teachers and counselors more aware of the rich career opportunities in manufacturing, and the support for continued education after beginning work.”

“Manufacturing is critically important to Georgia’s economy, and this scholarship will help students receive the high degree of training now needed to work in manufacturing,” said Lauren Pugh, Executive Director of the TCSG Foundation. “We appreciate the partnership that is making this scholarship possible.”

Information about the scholarships are available by contacting the TCSG Foundation office at 404-327-6918 or visiting https://tcsg.edu/tcsg_foundation_scholarships.php.

The mission of the TCSG Foundation is to support the Technical College System of Georgia through marketing, advocacy and fundraising to benefit college students, programs and faculty.

State Launches Scholarship & Grant Program To Strengthen Skilled Trade Workforce

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Launched by Governor Nathan Deal in 2012, Go Build Georgia is the state’s skilled trade initiative, designed to educate students about career opportunities in manufacturing, telecommunications, film, logistics, construction, logistics and energy. This program connects students with resources to provide an overview of flexible, well-paying careers in some of Georgia’s fastest-growing industries.

(Atlanta, GA) – The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Workforce division announced today the launch of a grant and scholarship program designed to strengthen Georgia’s skilled-trade workforce through its Go Build Georgia program.

Go Build Georgia (GBG) and the Go Build Georgia Foundation have partnered with the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Division (CTAE) of the Georgia Department of Education (GDOE) to award Go Build Georgia Grants to GDOE middle and high school institutions for GBG-aligned special activities. Grants, up to $500 each, will be awarded to applying Georgia middle and high schools throughout each fiscal year.

The Go Build Georgia High Demand Career Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors entering a Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) institution in a field of study that leads to a skilled-trade career. These $1,000 scholarships are made available by a collaborative partnership between Go Build Georgia, the GBG Foundation and TCSG. Go Build Georgia High Demand Career Scholarships work in concert with the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grants (SIWDG), as they can be used to cover tuition, requisite fees and materials.

“We continue to hear from companies about the demand for educated, well-trained talent within Georgia’s rapidly-growing skilled trade industries,” said Ben Hames, Deputy Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Workforce division. “By offering grants to middle and high school institutions as well as scholarships to students within our technical college system, we are taking the necessary steps in developing a first-class workforce to respond to those urgent business needs.”

Go Build Georgia Grant and High Demand Career Scholarship applications are now available online at www.gobuildgeorgia.com. Qualified applicants must apply by the following dates in order to be considered:

 

GBG High Demand Career Scholarship Deadlines:

Fall- June 15, 2016

Spring- November 15, 2016

Summer- March 15, 2017

 

GBG Grant Application Deadlines:

Fiscal Year 2016- May 15, 2016

 

About Go Build Georgia: Launched by Governor Nathan Deal in 2012, Go Build Georgia is the state’s skilled trade initiative, designed to educate students about career opportunities in manufacturing, telecommunications, film, logistics, construction, logistics and energy. This program connects students with resources to provide an overview of flexible, well-paying careers in some of Georgia’s fastest-growing industries.

GNTC and Grant Writing USA to Offer a Two-Day Grants Management Workshop on the Floyd County Campus

(Floyd County, Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants management workshop on the Floyd County Campus in Rome, May 12-13.

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The workshop will take place in Room 101 B of the H Building. Classes will begin at 9 a.m. on both days and will end no later than 4 p.m. Tuition for the workshop is $595 per person and includes a 500 page participant guide and reference binder. Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits are available to educators that participate in the workshop.

“Members of GNTC’s Office of Academic Affairs attended a previous workshop through Grant Writing USA and found the information to be invaluable,” said Samantha Bishop, academic affairs credentialing and grants assistant at GNTC. “We wanted to give the community the opportunity to receive the same benefits as we did.”

The training will help beginning and experienced grant managers and administrators that work for an agency that receives, or plans to receive, government grants. It is aimed at government and nonprofit professionals at grant recipient organizations including city, county, and state agencies as well as K-12 schools, colleges, and universities.

The course is a grant management class and not a grant writing class. It will cover how to manage federal, state, or local grants in accordance with laws and mandatory compliance guidelines. Grant Writing USA does offer grant writing workshops that include writing grant proposals and will conduct one in the Atlanta area, March 29-30.

Topics for the workshop include: Basics of Federal Grant Management, Basics of Non-Federal Grants, Office of Management and Budget, Types of Awards, Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, Grant Award Notification, Organizational Management, Internal Control, Award Negotiations, Evaluation, Administrative Rules, Budget Management, Financial Management Standards, Supplement vs. Supplant, Salary Charges, Cost Share/Match, Procurement Standards, Indirect Cost, Disposition of Property, Record Retention, Debarment and Suspension, Davis Bacon Act, Carryover Balance, Grant Extension, Grant Closeout Procedures, Audit, Documentation and File Management, Super Circular, Sub-Recipient Monitoring, Cost Principle Changes, Audit Changes, and Websites Referenced.

For more information or to register online, visit the web site http://grantstraining.com/rome0516 or contact Bishop at 706.295.6849 or via email at sbishop@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.

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