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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.

Favorite Instructor Equals Special Prize Pack

Hey, Cats Country!
Win an EXCLUSIVE CATS COUNTRY PRIZE PACK!
Just tell us who your favorite instructor is this semester and why they are number one on your list.

Winners will be selected later this week and announced all the social media channels of GNTC!

Have a great week in Cats Country!

February Wrapping Up

Have a great week, Cats Country!
#getfocusedgethired

A Study For GNTC’ers! Metacognitive Development and Online Learning Study

Be part of an important education research study:

Are you a female student between 18 and 24 years of age?

Have you taken between 2-5 online classes and passed with a “D” or higher?

If you answered YES to these questions, you may be eligible to participate in an academic research study.

Take Part In A Study For GNTC’ers!

The purpose of this research study is to explore the learning experiences of females who have taken classes online. Participants will be asked to complete a personal interview, provide three journal entries discussing their online experiences and share/discuss an item of personal meaning with the researcher. Participants of this study may indirectly benefit from increased awareness and knowledge of their metacognitive development and academic tendencies. Additionally, the academic community will benefit from the insight into female experiences with metacognition and online learning, potentially altering or affecting perceptions, course design and instructional methods to more closely accommodate female academic and social learning needs.

Female students between 18 – 24 years of age whether currently or formerly enrolled in online coursework are eligible to participate.

Please contact Heather Richards at (423) 326-9700  or richardsfamily1214@gmail.com for more information or to notify of interest for participation.

Youth Success Academy Accepting Work Applications

GNTC’s Youth Success Academy is NOW ACCEPTING applications for work experience!

Where:
GNTC’s Youth Success Academy
Walker County Campus
265 Bicentennial Trail
Rock Spring, GA 30739

or

GNTC’s Youth Success Academy
Floyd County Campus
One Maurice Culberson Drive
Rome, GA 30161

Ages: 18-24

Need To Bring: State Issued I.D., Social Security Card, Diploma, and proof of any income over the last six months.

Call To Make An Appointment:
Walker County Campus – 706.764.3800
Floyd County Campus – 706.295.6514

MyGED®, MyLIFE

Turn knowledge into a GED® diploma. Your future starts here. GED® preparation classes are FREE! Text MyGED to 70700, call 866-983-4682, or visit http://www.gntc.edu/community/adult-literacy-and-ged/ to learn more and find a testing center near you.

Dual Enrollment at GNTC

Earn college credit.
Save money doing it.
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http://www.gntc.edu/academics/high-school-programs/

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