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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.

Don’t Forget Your Teacher! Valentine’s Trivia Just For You.

DID YOU KNOW… TEACHERS get more Valentine’s Day cards than anyone else????
Here’s more fun Valentine’s Day trivia you may not know. P.S. Don’t forget your teachers? 🙂

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GNTC’s Adult Education Program is Now Accepting Students for Spring Semester Slasses

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’s (GNTC) Adult Education program is accepting students for spring classes in Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker and Whitfield counties. 

Adults seeking to improve educational skills, earn a GED® credential, prepare for college entrance or learn English as a second language are encouraged to enroll in free classes that are open to individuals 16 years old and over.

Interested adults should contact the learning center in their county of residence or contact GNTC’s Adult Education program via email at adulted@gntc.edu. Class times vary by location and morning, afternoon and evening classes are available. Online learning options are also available.

The Adult Learning Centers in Georgia Northwestern’s nine county service area are:

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.

GNTC Police Force Gets New Rides

Georgia Northwestern is proud to unveil the first of the new GNTC Police fleet.

Brandon Neighbors and Leyner Argueta named GNTC’s 2019 GOAL and Rick Perkins Award winners

Automotive Technology student Brandon Neighbors was named Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) 2019 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner and Leyner Argueta, program director of Business Management, was selected as the college’s 2019 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year.

GNTC instructor Leyner Argueta, left, and GNTC student Brandon Neighbors pose for the cameras moments after being named the college’s Rick Perkins Award (top instructor) and GOAL Award (top student) winners, respectively.

The winners were named during a reception at GNTC’s Floyd County Campus in Rome on Friday, Feb. 1. The awards were sponsored by the Rome Floyd Chamber, the Seven Hills Rotary Club of Rome and GNTC.

“Technical education has allowed me to take the first steps toward fulfilling my dream of one day owning my own business,” said Neighbors, a resident of Ringgold. “It is equipping me with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the Automotive Technology field.”

Harley Chastain, a resident of Calhoun who was chosen in December to represent Georgia Northwestern at the EAGLE Leadership Institute, was also recognized during the presentation. The Leadership Institute recognizes and honors those students who have demonstrated superior achievement in Adult Education classes and programs.

Neighbors is a student on the Walker County Campus and was nominated by Troy Peco, assistant dean of Industrial Technologies and director of GNTC’s Automotive Technology program. Peco was the Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) Instructor of the Year in 2013.

“Brandon is an exceptional student that has a work ethic and passion for learning and his drive and ambition is contagious to other students,” said Peco. “He has always risen to the occasion and has taken the leadership role on group assignments with other students.”

Neighbors was selected from a group of four semi-finalists for his presentation on technical education by a panel of judges representing business, industry and higher education in the northwest Georgia region.

“As a husband and father, I needed to attend a school close to me rather than moving my family to pursue an education,” said Neighbors. “Technical colleges are right in our communities.”

“I wanted a school that can work with my family’s busy schedule, that offers classes day and night, especially at the age of 38 with two children in school,” continued Neighbors.

Neighbors was the director of Youth Ministry at Rock Spring United Methodist Church, 2013-17, and was an Officer in the United States Marine Corps, 2002-10. 

He attended the United States Naval Academy and earned a bachelor’s degree in General Engineering in 2002. As a U.S. Marine, Neighbors was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal in 2009 and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal in 2010.

Neighbors has served as a volunteer for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) disaster response team, 2010-present; leader for the Hurricane Maria humanitarian relief team in Puerto Rico, 2018; and a participant in the Hurricane Katrina humanitarian relief team in New Orleans, 2006.

“For the past five years, I have spent one to two weeks each summer as a team leader for our church’s mission in Puerto Rico,” said Neighbors.

As the 2019 GOAL Winner for Georgia Northwestern, Neighbors will move to the regional competition and if chosen as a regional winner he will compete at the state level against winners from the other regions of Georgia. A panel of leaders from business, industry, and government will choose the Technical College System of Georgia’s GOAL winner for 2019 and recipient of the GOAL medallion. The 2019 Student of the Year and state GOAL winner will serve as TCSG’s student ambassador during a number of system and college functions throughout the year.

As the grand prize, a new automobile provided by Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia will be awarded to the state GOAL winner.

An instructor at Georgia Northwestern since 2015, Leyner Argueta teaches Management and Supervisory Development on the Whitfield Murray Campus in Dalton. He is a resident of Calhoun and is bilingual in English and Spanish. 

The son of immigrants, Argueta had to overcome many obstacles growing up including being born with only one hand and being diagnosed with kidney failure at the age of 21.

“Every now and then when my life gets tough, I remember the reason for my passion,” said Argueta. “My father always said to me as a child ‘I came to this country to give you a better opportunity,’ an opportunity that he didn’t have.”

From 2010 to present, Argueta has served as the pastor and founder of Faith Moves Church in Calhoun.

Prior to becoming a resident of Georgia, Argueta was a government sales account manager for CDW in Chicago. In this role he oversaw the logistics of all international sales, which included negotiating a multimillion dollar contract with the Department of Education of the Virgin Islands.

He was a senior real estate agent for JMAC Real Estate in Chicago, 2004-07; sales manager for D&K International in Elk Grove, Illinois, 1998-2003; and managing partner of golf manufacturing and distribution for Argado Inc. in Chicago, 1998-2000. 

Argueta earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Management from Dalton State College in 2014 and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Shorter University in 2017.

An active member of the community in Calhoun, he has served as vice chair of the Governing Team at Red Bud Middle School, 2014 to present; chairperson for the Board of Directors of Voluntary Action Center, 2010-16; and Governing Counsel at Red Bud Elementary School, 2011-14.

“Just like my father, I see my struggles and challenges as a platform,” said Argueta. “Today I tell my students, just as my father told me, stand on my shoulders I promise you’ll get a better view.”

As GNTC’s Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year, Argueta will compete in the regional competition. If chosen as a regional winner, he will compete at the state level in the competition. A panel of leaders from business, industry and government will choose one instructor to be the 2019 Technical College System of Georgia’s Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year. The winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize.

The Rick Perkins Award winner serves as an ambassador for technical education in Georgia. He or she will make many public appearances throughout the year, including addressing both chambers of the Georgia General Assembly.

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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