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Campuses Open Tuesday at 10 a.m., Graduation Still On Schedule

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State agencies across Georgia, including all Georgia Northwestern Technical College campuses, will be opening at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11 due to potentially dangerous road conditions across the Peach State.
GNTC’s Fall 2018 Graduation Ceremony is still scheduled to begin Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at the Dalton Convention Center in Dalton, Georgia. If any changes to graduation are made, we will alert you on all GNTC Social Media, as well as GNTC.edu.

If you were scheduled for any final examinations that would take place in part or entirely before 10 a.m. Tuesday, be sure to reach out to your advisor about the very latest in any scheduling changes that may be pending.

Stay tuned to GNTC’s Social Media and GNTC.edu for the very latest on the situation.

GNTC Announces Winner of 2019 EAGLE Award

Student wearing floral pattern top with black jackets stands in front of gray wall for portrait.

 

Harley Chastain, of Gordon County, was chosen to represent Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) at the statewide EAGLE Leadership Institute March 11-13, 2019, at the Atlanta Waverly Hotel.

 

The Leadership Institute recognizes and honors those students who have demonstrated superior achievement in adult education classes and programs.

 

A resident of Calhoun, Chastain is currently enrolled in the Lactation Consultant program at GNTC’s Gordon County Campus. Her career goal is to eventually become a midwife.

 

“GNTC’s adult education classes have prepared me for college by giving me the right tool belt of knowledge,” said Chastain. “Within the first week of college I was using a few of the writing skills taught to me in the adult education classes.”

 

Chastain was nominated for the EAGLE award by Melissa Blevins, lead teacher and site manager for Adult Education in Gordon County. Blevins said that she chose to nominate Chastain based on how much she would work with other students.

 

“Harley is dedicated, honest and she really believes in the program,” said Blevins. “She wants other people to earn their GED® diploma and achieve their goal.”

 

Jeffery Allen, of Rome, was selected as first runner up and alternate for GNTC’s EAGLE award. He was nominated by Karen Craven, lead teacher and site manager for Adult Education in Floyd County.

 

“I learn more each day with GNTC’s Adult Education program,” said Allen. “I call it a never ending journey.”

 

EAGLE (Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education) is the first statewide program in the nation that recognizes and rewards excellence among students enrolled in adult education programs. This student recognition program is designed to create greater awareness of educational opportunities that are available in local communities across the state and to foster greater involvement in lifelong learning pursuits.

 

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) through its Office of Adult Education sponsors the annual Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) Leadership Institute.

 

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. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

Active Shooter Drill in Northwest Georgia

What: Active Shooter Drill for
Georgia Northwestern Technical College

Where: Catoosa County Campus, Ringgold, Georgia

When: November 30, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

Three people dressed in black walking down a narrow hallway with weapons drawn.
First responders search Building 300 on GNTC’s Gordon County Campus during their Active Shooter Drill in Calhoun, Georgia in 2017.”


(Ringgold, Georgia)
– Authorities from Northwest Georgia will take part in an Active Shooter Drill on the Catoosa County Campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College in Ringgold, Georgia on Friday, November 30. The live exercise will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Public access to the campus will be restricted during these hours.

 

City, county, and state authorities are scheduled to take part in the emergency preparedness event being hosted on the college site. Those participating in the training will be using weapons that fire blank rounds. These weapons will produce sounds that are just as loud and abrupt as weapons firing real ammunition. There will also be multiple emergency vehicles responding to the scene throughout the morning. Please be aware that this is all part of the scheduled training.

 

In October 2017, the college’s Gordon County Campus hosted an Active Shooter Drill. Authorities from the Gordon County area took part in the scenario held in Calhoun, Georgia. The college’s Floyd County Campus was the site of a similar event in 2014 in Rome, Georgia. In 2011, the Walker County Campus of GNTC also hosted a similar exercise in which authorities across the region responded to the drill.

 

For more information on the drill, you may contact the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Chief of Police Chad Cardin at 706-295-6552. You may also e-mail him at ccardin@gntc.edu. 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, 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.

Fall 2018 Graduation Coming December 11


Georgia Northwestern Technical College hosts commencement exercises for graduating students each spring and fall.

All graduates participating in the ceremony will be recognized for their academic achievements and presented with their associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.

Hundreds of area high school students attend Transition Fair at GNTC’s Floyd County Campus

Teenagers dressed casually inside a carpeted room with vendors using tables along two of the walls.
Hundreds of area high school students came to the Transition Fair on the Floyd County Campus in Rome.

 

Hundreds of area high school students attended the Floyd County Interagency Transition Fair on Friday, Nov. 9, at Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Floyd County Campus in Rome.

 

The event, sponsored by Floyd County Schools, was held for students to learn more about the different academic programs and services the college has to offer and other options for life after high school.

 

Students from Armuchee High School, Coosa High School, Model High School, and Pepperell High school came to the Conference Center in Building H to interact with GNTC faculty and staff. Additional representatives from other area colleges and personnel from various businesses and healthcare facilities were there to offer resources for students transferring from K-12 to work or post-secondary education.

 

GNTC academic program representatives included instructors from Electrical Systems Technology, Computer Information Systems, Horticulture, Industrial Systems Technologies, Medical Assisting and the Youth Success Academy.

 

GNTC staff was also on hand to provide information about admissions, academic support, disability services, student life, and additional student services.

 

There also were representatives and vendors from CareSource; Chattahoochee Technical College; Developing Independent Growth and Security (DIGS), Inc.; Georgia Advocacy Office; Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities; Georgia Highlands College; Project Search; Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation; Highland Rivers Center; Lutheran Services of Georgia; Network Day Services; Parent to Parent; Regions Bank; Shorter University and more.

 

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. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

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.

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