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GNTC’s Opening All Six Campuses in 2016

Spring Fling on the FCC is HERE!

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(Rome, Georgia) –  It all begins this week, FCC!

FCC Spring Fling Events!

Tuesday April 12th Building H:
10:00 am – 1:00 pm GNTC Health fair featuring many local vendors and businesses!
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Evening students: A meal from Fuddruckers and a spring fling t-shirt!

Thursday April 14 Building H:
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Free GNTC T-shirt and other goodies!
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Fruit Ninja Video Game Tournament Win $25.00 first prize
10:00 am – 12:00 noon Get your picture drawn by a caricature artist and a street sign with your name on it!
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Enjoy a great meal from the Varsity (Building H)
12:00 Noon Talent/Karaoke Show – Win $50.00 first Prize – Conference center building H

FCC Cosmetology Orientation Thursday!

Interested in finding out more about what Cosmetology has to offer you and your future?

Well, come by the GNTC Cosmetology during Early Registration week (March 21-25). Stop by the Cosmetology lab in B121 on the Floyd County Campus (FCC) on Thursday, March 24 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Or, give them a call at 706.295.6604 or 706.295.6208.

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Orientation For Youth Success Academy Next Week

The Youth Success Academy at GNTC Offers
Paid 
Work Experience Program on the Floyd County Campus, Orientation March 21-22

(Northwest Georgia) – The Youth Success Academy (YSA) on the Floyd County Campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is offering a “Wmoney - Copyork Experience Opportunities” program for individuals between the ages of 18 and 24.

The program places participants in a paid, 40 hour a week job. Slots are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Orientation for the program will be held on March 21-22. Participants will work at a business for up to four months with the YSA paying their wages.

The YSA helps out-of-school youth get their GED, start college with many expenses covered, and begin their path to a successful career. It also offers many specialized services that will help students advance to further career training and find employment.
Some of the training and workshops that students can take advantage of include leadership skills, communication skills, fundamental work ethics, preparing a resume, career exploration and counseling, teamwork skills, and emphasizing productivity.

The Youth Success Academy is located on the Floyd and Walker County Campuses of GNTC. The hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information about the “Work Experience Opportunities,” contact the Floyd County Campus YSA at (706) 295-6940.

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.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College to offer Free Driver’s Education Classes on the Floyd County Campus

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2015 KIA Optima automobiles will be used to provide behind-the-wheel training for student drivers as part of the free Diver’s Education Courses at GNTC.

(Rome, GA) – Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is offering free Driver’s Education Classes on its Floyd County Campus beginning in March to support and educate young drivers.

 

The classes are made possible through scholarships from the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission (GDEC) to qualifying students to cover the cost of the course. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

To be eligible for the course, students must be a Georgia resident between the ages of 15 and 18 years old and possess a learner’s permit from the Georgia Department of Driver Services. Students are no longer eligible for the scholarship after their 19th birthday.

 

Classes consist of 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours of behind the wheel instruction. Students also have access to state-of-the-art driving simulators for additional practice and instruction. Drive time will be scheduled in two hour sessions, during the week, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

 

The courses will be offered on Saturdays beginning in March from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will switch to a weekday schedule after the school year ends.

 

As part of the grant, 2015 KIA Optima automobiles equipped with audio and video recording capabilities will be used for the behind-the-wheel training.

 

“This program is a fantastic opportunity for teenagers to learn the skills and gain the experience needed to be a much safer driver,” said Mardi Jackson, director of economic development and the driver’s education program at GNTC.

 

Local law enforcement officers have been hired to conduct the instruction and the behind-the-wheel training.

 

For more information, contact GNTC’s Office of Continuing Education at (706) 295-6382.

 

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.

TCSG Commissioner Corbin Visits GNTC’s Floyd County Campus, Site of Future Catoosa County Campus

(Northwest Georgia) – Gretchen Corbin, Commissioner for the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), visited and toured the Floyd County Campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) on Monday, Aug. 24, to get a first-hand look at how the college conducts its day-to-day academic routine, dual enrollment offerings, and business and industry partnerships.

Dr. Josephine Reed-Taylor, Chief Academic Officer for the TCSG, and Travis Johnson the newly appointed Assistant Commissioner of Facilities and External Affairs at the TCSG, accompanied Commissioner Corbin on the tour of the Rome campus.

Pete McDonald, President of GNTC, greeted Commissioner Corbin and began the day’s activities by introducing members of his executive leadership team, providing an overview of GNTC, and sharing some statistics and program videos.

Bart Jenkins (right), Director of GNTC’s Machine Tool Technology, program shows TCSG Commissioner Gretchen Corbin (left) some of the equipment that students in the program operate for hands-on experience with industry-standard machinery.
Bart Jenkins (right), Director of GNTC’s Machine Tool Technology, program shows TCSG Commissioner Gretchen Corbin (left) some of the equipment that students in the program operate for hands-on experience with industry-standard machinery.

After the presentation, McDonald led Commissioner Corbin and her colleagues on a campus tour which included the facilities for Welding and Joining Technology, Machine Tool Technology, Instrumentation and Controls, and Industrial Systems Technology. During the tour, Commissioner Corbin was able to interact with students and instructors to solicit feedback about their college experiences and classroom instructional needs.

Dusty Powell of Rockmart (right) shows a class project to TCSG Commissioner Gretchen Corbin (left) in the Instrumentation and Controls lab at GNTC.
Dusty Powell of Rockmart (right) shows a class project to TCSG Commissioner Gretchen Corbin (left) in the Instrumentation and Controls lab at GNTC.

Following the tour, the group reconvened to the president’s boardroom for a discussion with business executives which included an overview of the Biz Builders program; an economic development initiative between GNTC and the City of Cedartown. This program prepares small business owners and local entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills to open and operate a business in Cedartown.

The TCSG executive team was also able to tour the Robotics and Engineering facilities at the Floyd County College and Career Academy during their visit to GNTC. The lab is part of a dual enrollment program between the two schools. Pictured are (from left to right) GNTC President Pete McDonald; TCSG Commissioner Gretchen Corbin; Dr. Josephine Reed-Taylor, Chief Academic Officer for the TCSG; and Travis Johnson the newly appointed Assistant Commissioner of Facilities and External Affairs at the TCSG.
The TCSG executive team was also able to tour the Robotics and Engineering facilities at the Floyd County College and Career Academy during their visit to GNTC. The lab is part of a dual enrollment program between the two schools. Pictured are (from left to right) GNTC President Pete McDonald; TCSG Commissioner Gretchen Corbin; Dr. Josephine Reed-Taylor, Chief Academic Officer for the TCSG; and Travis Johnson the newly appointed Assistant Commissioner of Facilities and External Affairs at the TCSG.

McDonald then led Commissioner Corbin and her colleagues across the street to the Floyd County College and Career Academy to show the robotics lab that is part of the dual enrollment program in Robotics and Engineering. Dual enrollment provides high school students with the opportunity to gain college credit while still in high school. For the past two years, GNTC has had the largest number of dual enrollment students out of all of the technical colleges in the state of Georgia according to the 2013 and 2014 End of Year Enrollment Report issued by the TCSG.

The group then proceeded to GNTC’s Woodlee Building, an early 20th century dwelling that was renovated and updated to include a teaching kitchen and refined serving area for the Culinary Arts program. Chef Greg Paulson and his students prepared lunch for the TGSG guests, President McDonald and his executive team, and various members of GNTC’s Board of Directors and Foundation Trustees.

After Lunch, President McDonald and the TCSG group traveled to Ringgold to preview GNTC’s Catoosa County Campus currently under construction. The campus is anticipated to be ready for occupancy by mid-year 2016 and will be GNTC’s sixth campus in the northwest Georgia region.

Commissioner Corbin began her term as the new Commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia in January. She was previously the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs. Prior to that she served as the Deputy Commissioner for Global Commerce at the Georgia Department of Economic Development, where she worked in a variety of roles.

Since 1962, Georgia Northwestern Technical College has been instrumental in providing quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. The mission of Georgia Northwestern Technical College is to provide accessible, high quality technical education and workforce development opportunities.  Serving the nine counties of Catoosa; Chattooga; Dade; Floyd; Gordon; Murray; Polk; Walker; and Whitfield, GNTC has five convenient campus locations in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties. With programs of study in business, health, industrial, and public service available, students have the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree, diploma, or a certificate from GNTC.  This past year, 14,562 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 8,249 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fifth largest technical college in the state of Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 6,313 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.

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