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Little Bobcat Named Next Gerber Baby

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If this baby wasn’t cute enough, he just happens to be a little BOBCAT, too!
Little Lucas Warren will be the “Gerber Baby” spokesmodel for 2018. And, Lucas just happens to be the son of GNTC Logistics and Supply Chain Management student Jason Warren. It was his wife, Cortney, who entered Lucas in the contest.
Check out the story produced by NBC’s Today Show on just how Lucas became the 2018 “Gerber Baby.”
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WRCB Highlighting Welding at Georgia Northwestern

WRCB (NBC) is visiting the Walker County Campus at this hour to check out the Welding and Joining Technology program. WRCB’s John Martin is getting footage of some of what GNTC Welding and Technology Instructor Jeremiah Cooper is working on with some of the students this morning. Mr. Cooper is the 2018 GNTC Perkins Instructor of the Year.

GNTC is home to the 2018 SkillsUSA Georgia Welding Gold Medalist Jacob Hargrove of Catoosa County, Georgia.

GNTC’s Spring Plant Sale Takes Place April 10-13

Three GNTC'ers stand inside a nursery on the Floyd County Campus with plants hanging, as well as plants on tables, all around them.
David Warren (center), director of GNTC’s Horticulture program, inspects tomato plants that will be a part of GNTC’s Spring Plant Sale with Shannon Bryant of Lafayette (left) and Morgan Lathem (right) of Chickamauga.

The Spring Plant Sale at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC), an annual tradition in Rome, will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10.

 

The sale will end at 6 p.m. on Tuesday and then from Wednesday, April 11, to Thursday, April 12, the sale will last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The last day of the sale will be a half-day on Friday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Purchases may be made with cash or check.

 

The sale is a way for GNTC to contribute to the community that also gives Horticulture students real-world experience.

 

“This is one of the best teaching tools that the program has,” said David Warren, director of Horticulture at GNTC. “Students wait on customers, learn about all the plants so they can answer questions, and also raise all the crops.”

 

Items being sold include a large selection of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, hanging baskets, blooming plants, and potted geraniums. The vegetables will include tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers, eggplants, and more.

 

“Some of the plants were raised from cuttings, but pretty much all the edible plants such as peppers or tomatoes came from seeds,” said Shannon Bryant of Lafayette.

 

The sale will take place at the greenhouses located across from GNTC’s Floyd County Campus, next to the Woodlee Building. All proceeds from the plant sale will benefit the Horticulture program at GNTC.

 

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.

Bobcats Go Gold At SkillsUSA Georgia, Qualify 17 For Nationals

GNTC Wins Top Honors in 10 Categories

Welding Gold Medalist Jacob Hargrove stands atop a medal stand with his arms outstretched.
“GNTC Welding student Jacob Hargrove, center, stretches out his arms in victory after being named the gold medal winner in this past week’s SkillsUSA Georgia Welding competition. The Catoosa County, Georgia resident is one of 17 GNTC students who have qualified to compete against the best in the country at their professions at the National SkillsUSA Competition in Louisville, Kentucky this June.”

(Atlanta, Georgia) – The Bobcats suited up for the competition of the year in Atlanta, Georgia this past weekend. After a record-setting performance at SkillsUSA Georgia last year, Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s team managed to raise the bar a little higher at the professional skills competition in 2018.
GNTC competitors won gold medals in 10 total categories this year, besting the 2017 mark of eight total first-place finishes for the college. “As President of GNTC, I am very proud of the performance of our students at the 2018 SkillsUSA State of Georgia competition,” said Georgia Northwestern Technical College President Pete McDonald. “Seventeen students from GNTC have qualified to compete at the National SkillsUSA competition this Summer.” The Bobcats qualified 43 students to compete in 20 different categories at the state-level event.

 

On March 24, the Bobcats SkillsUSA team brought home gold in half of the categories in which they competed: Brandy LeVan (Catoosa County, GA), Prepared Speech; Chris Roberson (Floyd County, GA), Sheet Metal; Jacob Hargrove (Catoosa County, GA), Welding; Tristin Bethune (Walker County, GA), Automotive Service Technology; Taylor Eagle (Chattooga County, GA), Residential Systems Installation and Maintenance; Brandon Battles (Chattooga County, GA), Industrial Motor Controls; Patricia Escutia (Polk County, GA), Medical Assisting; Stephen Bottoms (Floyd County, GA), Nathan Rittweger (Bartow County, GA), and Tucker Tumlin (Floyd County, GA), Welding Fabrication Team; Marvin Pointer (Polk County, GA), Noah Ranels (Gordon County, GA), Logan Thomas (Gordon County, GA), and George Soto (Whitfield County, GA), TeamWorks; and Beck Maxwell (Bartow County, GA), Jake Woodall (Floyd County, GA), and Derek Walck (Floyd County, GA), Engineering Technology/Design.

 

IMG_0847.jpgLeading the way for the GNTC teams was the GNTC TeamWorks squad. The construction-based crew competed at SkillsUSA Georgia three consecutive years. And, three consecutive times, the TeamWorks entry brought home the gold. “We truly felt we had a great chance at turning a lot of heads in many of the categories on the state level,” said Missy Mclain, Georgia Northwestern Technical College SkillsUSA Coordinator. “We have many incredibly well-trained and talented young men and women. This competition really allowed us to showcase these students.”

 

The national SkillsUSA competition will be held during the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky the week of June 25-29. More than 16,000 students, instructors, and business recruiters and partners are expected to be in attendance.

Bringing home silver medals for the Bobcats at SkillsUSA Georgia were Bo Dooley (Gordon County, GA), Electrical Construction Wiring; Autumn Tomlinson (Polk County, GA), Cosmetology; Audrey Andrews (Paulding County, GA), Barbering; and Josh Barlow (Floyd County, GA), Medical Terminology.

 
Earning bronze medals for their third-place finishes at the state competition were Amanda Teeters (Walker County, GA), Pin Design; Melvin Mitchell (Bartow County, GA), Job Demonstration; and Kimberly Kelly (Floyd County, GA), Briska Bailey (Bartow County, GA), Savannah Almond (Floyd County, GA), and Ariel Crider (Floyd County, GA), Health Knowledge Bowl.

Also competing for GNTC in the SkillsUSA this past week were Maegan Gibson (Haralson County, GA), Medical Math; Courtney Compton (Douglas County, GA), Medical Math; Shanna Ely (Floyd County, GA) Medical Math; Amber Wilson (Cherokee County, GA), Medical Assisting; Erica Brown (Polk County, GA), Medical Terminology; Van Wright (Floyd County, GA); Medical Terminology; Raphaella Hawkins (Floyd County, GA), Health Occupations Professional Portfolio; Josh Embree (Floyd County, GA), First Aid/CPR; Cynthia Kirk (Polk County, GA), Related Technical Math; Corey Knight (Polk County, GA), HVAC; Austin Vinson (Polk County, GA), Mechatronics; Yony Escalante (Polk County, GA), Mechatronics; Austin Tapp (Chattooga County, GA), CNC Milling Specialist; Geovani Ramirez (Whitfield County, GA), Information Technology Systems; Austin Boyd (Floyd County, GA), Automotive Refinishing; and Cesar Bejarano (Whitfield County, GA), Automotive Refinishing.

 

GNTC’s SkillsUSA chapter also earned a Silver Chapter of Distinction award from the state’s Chapter of Excellence Program. SkillsUSA Georgia judges also awarded the Bobcat chapter of the organization the title of Quality Chapter. “I would also like to recognize the outstanding job done by our faculty advisors to mentor the students,” added McDonald. “Preparing them not only to succeed in the SkillsUSA competition, but also to prepare them for successful careers in the future.”
 

GNTC offers more than 200 other 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, 14,151 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,956 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 6,195 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.  For more information about GNTC, visit us at GNTC.edu or contact a Student Help Center on any one of our six campus locations at 866-983-4682. You can also see more information at the college’s social media sites Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, WordPress, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Instagram. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

 

 

Breaking News: Bobcat SkillsUSA Team Takes Gold In 10 Categories In Atlanta, 17 Qualify For Nationals

Winner stands on medal stand alongside other medal winners.
Welding Gold – Georgia Northwestern – Jacob Hargrove (center)

 

(Atlanta, GA) – After making national headlines with their SkillsUSA team performances in the national competition the past two summers, Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s 2017-18 team could be the most successful to date after a strong showing in Atlanta, Georgia this week.

After a very golden day on the medal stand at SkillsUSA Georgia for the Bobcat squad from GNTC, gold medals now hang around the necks of more than a dozen students for their competition performances this week. They will all qualify, as well as a handful of others who placed in other categories, for the 2018 SkillsUSA National Competition held in Louisville, Kentucky this summer. Final numbers on medal counts and the names of all of the national qualifiers from GNTC will be available and released Monday.

GNTC brought home gold in ten categories: Brandy LeVan, Prepared Speech; Chris Roberson, Sheet Metal; Jacob Hargrove, Welding; Tristin Bethune, Automotive Service Technology; Taylor Eagle, Residential Systems Installation and Maintenance; Brandon Battles, Industrial Motor Controls; Patricia Escutia, Medical Assisting; Stephen Bottoms, Nathan Rittweger, and Tucker Tumlin, Welding Fabrication Team; Marvin Pointer, Noah Ranels, Logan Thomas, and George Soto, TeamWorks; and Beck Maxwell, Jake Woodall, and Derek Walck, Engineering Technology/Design.

Bringing home silver medals for the Bobcats at SkillsUSA Georgia were Bo Dooley, Electrical Construction Wiring; Autumn Tomlinson, Cosmetology; Audrey Andrews, Barbering; and Josh Barlow, Medical Terminology.

Earning bronze medals for their third-place finishes at the state competition were Amanda Teeters, Pin Design; Melvin Mitchell, Job Demonstration; and Kimberly Kelly, Briska Bailey, Savannah Almond, and Ariel Crider, Health Knowledge Bowl.

GNTC’s SkillsUSA chapter also earned a Silver Chapter of Distinction within the Chapter of Excellence Program. SkillsUSA Georgia judges also awarded the Bobcat organization the title of “Quality Chapter.”

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2018 TeamWorks Gold Medalists from SkillsUSA Georgia this past week in Atlanta. Team members are Marvin Pointer, Noah Ranels, Logan Thomas, and George Soto.
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Engineering Technical Design – Gold – Team Photo

 

Congratulations to all those who placed for Georgia Northwestern Technical College in the SkillsUSA Georgia Competition this week.

Time For A Cats Country Prize Pack Giveaway – Only At Georgia Northwestern

O.k., Cats Country,

It’s time for a CATS COUNTRY PRIZE PACK GIVEAWAY!

Simply go the GNTC FB page and reply to the “Cats Country Prize Pack Contest Post” and comment who your favorite instructor is and why. You could be selected as a winner of an EXCLUSIVE Cats Country Prize Pack Giveaway.

Good luck and GO CATS!

*Remember, Returning Student Registration is next week.

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Sights from Spring Fling Week One at GNTC!

Spring Fling is starting to wrap up today on the Catoosa County, Walker County, and Whitfield Murray Campus. Here are a few pictures from week one of Spring Fling 2018 at Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

Be on the lookout for happening on the Floyd County, Gordon County, and Polk County Campus next week as we bring you week two of Spring Fling 2018!

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Sights from Spring Fling 2018 on the CCC!
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GNTC Host Two SkillsUSA State Competitions and Practice Sessions

(Rome, Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) recently hosted two SkillsUSA Georgia contests on the Floyd County Campus. A practice dress rehearsal also was held for area students competing in the Electrical Construction Wiring contest that will be part of the SkillsUSA state competition.

 

The 2018 SkillsUSA Georgia State Leadership and Skills Conference takes place March 22-24 in Atlanta. Winners from the two state contests held at GNTC will be announced during the SkillsUSA Georgia awards ceremony on Saturday, March 24.

The Residential Systems Technology contest and the Engineering Design Technology contest took place in the Electrical Systems Technology lab and classroom at GNTC. The two contests are part of the SkillsUSA state competition and GNTC students competed in both contests.

“It’s kind of groundbreaking for us to be competing in the Residential Systems Technology competition,” said Scottie Carter, director of Electrical Systems Technology at GNTC. “We have never done that before.”

Taylor Eagle, a student in GNTC’s Electrical Systems Technology program, competed in the Skills USA Georgia Residential Systems Technology contest.

Beck Maxwell, Jake Woodall, and Derek Walck presented a PLC-based candy machine they constructed for the Engineering and Design Technology SkillsUSA Georgia competition. All three students are pursuing degrees in GNTC’s Instrumentation and Controls program.

Maxwell was part of a SkillsUSA team last year that won the gold medal in the SkillsUSA statewide competition and the bronze medal in the SkillsUSA national competition.

The Engineering and Design Technology contest is a new competition category for SkillsUSA Georgia.

“I’m excited to be able to add more contests for students to showcase their skills,” said Missy Mclain, advisor for SkillsUSA at GNTC.

The state competitions and practice sessions held at GNTC were sponsored by The Home Depot, City Electric Supply, and Greenlee tools. Judges for the competitions were from City Electric Supply, Rayburn Electric, Berry College, and Southern Company.

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 athttps://helpcenter.gntc.edu. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

College Closing Monday Night

All evening classes and activities at Georgia Northwestern Technical College are canceled tonight, due to predicted severe weather. The college will close at 6:00 p.m.

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