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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.

GED® Is Ready For You!

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.

GNTC Holds GED® Commencement Ceremony on the Gordon County Campus in Calhoun

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) held its GED® Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 3, for students who have earned their General Educational Development diplomas®.

The ceremony was held at the Conference Center on GNTC’s Gordon County Campus in Calhoun to accommodate students and families from all nine counties of GNTC’s service area.

Dozens of graduates in the front row of their GED® Graduation Ceremony are applauding as they wear their black caps and gowns.
The 2017-18 graduates applaud to thank their families and friends during GNTC’s GED® Graduation and Awards Ceremony in Calhoun.

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Christin Silvers (left) of Calhoun and Mikala Soi (right) of Calhoun line up before Processional.

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Jose Cruz of Dalton crosses the stage to receive his GED® diploma.

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William Nichols (right), GNTC’s 2018 EAGLE Delegate, stands with Pete McDonald (left), president of GNTC. Nichols was the featured speaker for the ceremony.

The evening began with a welcome and introductions by Kerri Hosmer, vice president of Adult Education at GNTC. Hosmer congratulated the graduates and thanked the organizations that provided GED® scholarships.

Those organizations include: Calhoun-Gordon Council for a Literate Society, Catoosa Citizens for Literacy, Chattooga County Literacy Council, Conasauga Drug Court Program, Dalton-Whitfield Community Foundation, Endless Opportunities, LaFayette Presbyterian Church, North Georgia EMC, Polk County Rotary Club, Rome-Floyd CCCY, Rome Rotary Club, Shaw Industries, Tallatoona CAP, United Way, and WMC Rotary Club.

  1. Pete McDonald, president of GNTC, thanked the friends and families of graduates that were in the audience.

“It’s a long road for some and it always takes tenacity, studying, and showing up for class,” said McDonald. “I also want to recognize all the family members and friends here this evening, students need support to achieve their goals.”

William Nichols, GNTC’s 2018 EAGLE Delegate, delivered the keynote address. Nichols is a member of the National Adult Education Honor Society and was chosen as one of eight finalists for the State EAGLE Award by the Technical College System of Georgia.

 

“Once I earned my GED diploma, it opened up many doors for me,” said Nichols. “Right there on that table is your diploma that is a key that is going to open up doors for you.”

 

GNTC is an official General Educational Development® Testing Center and a site for computer-based GED® Testing in partnership with Pearson Vue, GED® Testing Services, and the Technical College System of Georgia. The mission of GNTC’s Adult Education program is to enable every adult learner in the service delivery area to acquire the necessary basic skills to be able to compete successfully in today’s workplace, strengthen family foundations, and exercise full citizenship.

 

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.

GNTC Announces Winner of 2018 EAGLE Award

William Nichols
William Nichols of Calhoun was chosen to represent GNTC at the statewide EAGLE Leadership Institute in Atlanta.

(Northwest Georgia) – William Nichols, of Gordon County, was chosen to represent Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) at the statewide EAGLE Leadership Institute March 12-14, 2018, at the Atlanta Waverly Hotel.

 

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

 

Nichols, a resident of Calhoun, was nominated for the EAGLE award by Melissa Blevins.

 

“William will go far in life because he knows what he wants and he will do what needs to be done to accomplish his goals,” said Blevins.

 

Nichols, a member of the National Adult Education Honor Society, said that the Adult Education program at GNTC has given him the tools he needs to be successful.

 

“My career goal is computer repair or computer animation,” said Nichols.

 

The other nominees were Monica Romero Rocio of the Whitfield Murray Campus and Norberto Castaneda of the Floyd County Campus. Rocio was nominated by Cindy Nelson and Castaneda was nominated by Karen Caven.

 

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

Deal: Georgia GED annual graduates up in FY 17

(Atlanta, GA) – Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that 10,128 Georgians graduated with GED certificates in the past year, up from 9,842 in FY 16, according to the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). Graduation rates for FY 17, which ended June 30, were 75.7 percent.

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“An educated workforce provides a strong foundation for a prosperous economy, and we are dedicated to providing Georgia citizens with high-quality educational options,” said Deal. “A GED diploma opens doors to a brighter future and greater opportunities, and I applaud these graduates for embracing those opportunities. The graduates this year have each accomplished a praiseworthy feat and are now better equipped for Georgia’s workforce as a result of their hard work.”

 

Deal and TCSG recognized several outstanding GED programs and graduates this week. Rhonda Miller, an employee of the Macon Housing Authority and a graduate of Central Georgia Technical College’s GED program, received the award for Outstanding Achievement. Sabine Bercher, who received her GED diploma from Augusta Technical College, was recognized for receiving the highest overall GED test scores. Honored as the “Golden GED Graduate of the Year” was 68-year-old Oliver Toby, who earned his GED diploma through Clayton County Schools. Janice Tarleton, of Southern Crescent Technical College, was named 2017 GED Test Administrator of the Year.

 

“Achieving this milestone means that more of our citizens than ever are now qualified for greater educational and career opportunities, and we are extremely proud of each and every GED graduate,” said TCSG Commissioner Gretchen Corbin. “Each step we take in educating the working-age Georgians who have yet to graduate from high school also gives our companies greater access to the talent they need to be successful.”

 

“Our free Adult Education classes and highly-trained staff play critical roles in helping more students successfully pass their tests,” said Beverly Smith, assistant commissioner for Adult Education and GED Testing. “We know that students who attend these free classes have, on average, a 12 percent higher pass rate than students who don’t. Our Adult Education program has 31 providers at 451 education sites across the state. Our instructors are ready and able to serve Georgians who need our services. We are also engaged in an aggressive marketing campaign to reach as many citizens as possible. Our vision is to build a stronger workforce for Georgia and a better future for all of our families.”

 

About the TCSG GED Testing Program

In the past ten years, the TCSG GED Testing Program has awarded 166,378 diplomas. Georgia was the first state to offer the GED test on a computer in December 2011 and the first to implement a complete transition of the GED mobile computer-based testing in corrections facilities in 2014. TCSG has 66 GED Testing Centers and 63 mobile testing sites, providing testing for three Youth Challenge Academies, three Job Corps centers, more than 83 correctional institutions and eleven youth detention centers.

 

About TCSG

The 22 colleges of TCSG are Georgia’s top resource for skilled workers. TCSG offers world-class training in 600 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs to students who are trained on state-of-the-art equipment by instructors who are experts in their fields. The system also houses Georgia’s Office of Adult Education, which promotes and provides adult literacy and education programs, including the GED Testing Program, throughout the state. In addition, TCSG partners with companies through Quick Start, the nation’s top customized workforce training program, and through its individual colleges, who work with local industry to provide workforce and training solutions. For more information, visit www.TCSG.edu.

An Education In Life: Honoring Chattooga County’s Dawn White

Earns Induction Into National Adult Education Honor Society

 

 

National Adult Education Honor Society Inductee, Dawn White.
“Chattooga County’s Dawn White, center, poses for a picture with Georgia Northwestern Technical College Chattooga County Adult Education Site Manager Pat Money, left, and Georgia Northwestern Technical College Vice President Kerri Hosmer. They were present at the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Chattooga County Adult Education Site Wednesday for White’s induction into the National Adult Education Honor Society.”

 

 

(Chattooga County, Georgia) – Trion, Georgia’s Dawn White has more blessings than she can count today.

As of Tuesday, her daughter in the military has been assigned far from harm’s way and is back in the states. Her two other children are also grown and raising families of their own. She is a full-time grandmother who is starting her own photography business. And with a supportive husband by her side, she just celebrated a birthday this month.

Then there is one blessing that is all her own.

On Wednesday morning, Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Adult Education program inducted White into the National Adult Education Honor Society. “She’s spent most of her life raising children and taking care of her family,” said Eric White, Dawn’s Husband. “It really was time she did something for herself. Going after her GED© diploma is incredibly important to her. We knew she’d do extremely well.”

“Dependable attendance, cooperative attitude, and a strong work ethic are among what we look for in an inductee,” said GNTC’s Vice President of Adult Education Kerri Hosmer during a morning ceremony at the Chattooga County Adult Education site. Hosmer awarded White with a special honors certificate and pin, as well as letters of recommendation for potential employers and any post-secondary institution she may wish to attend after earning her GED© diploma.

“Excelling in her training and serving as a strong voice of adult education really is what earned Dawn her induction,” said GNTC’s Chattooga County Adult Education Site Manager Pat Money. “She is someone our students and staff look up to each day. She has a bright future ahead.”

With her three children now grown and making their own place in the world, White made the decision to pursue her GED© diploma. As a student within GNTC’s Adult Education program in Summerville, Georgia, White has made her pursuit of a diploma a top priority for her. “I have a great family with some loving kids,” said White. “It’s just a good time for me to better myself and get ready for a career.”

One known for being artistic any chance she gets, White is now laying the foundation of becoming a professional photographer. “I have my business cards coming soon. It’s going to be a great path for me,” added White. “This has helped me get an idea of what kind of life I can make for myself and my family. Just getting to focus on education has really meant everything.”

Really hitting the books will be somewhat easier to concentrate on as of this week. All eyes in the family had been on their youngest child, 26-year-old Stacey Shirley. In her third year with the United States Navy, Shirley had been assigned to a post in the very volatile Korean Peninsula. However, just this week, she received her orders to take a post back in the United States in California. “She got out of there just in time,” added her stepfather Eric White.

Her oldest child, Megan Mitchell, 30, and middle child, Matt Shirley, 27, still call Chattooga County, Georgia home. But with more grandchildren than she can keep up with, family duties still call. “They keep us all busy, that’s for sure,” added White. “They’re our babies. They are just one more reason I’m going after this GED© diploma.”

White’s accomplishments in education may have the eyes and ears of the Adult Education circles this week, but it’s the hard work and focus White has given to better herself that has the attention of her family her at home and around the world.

For more information on Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Adult Education program, you can call the college at 866-983-4682. For information online, visit the college at GNTC.edu, as well as on GNTC’s Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, WordPress, and YouTube channels. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and an equal opportunity 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, 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.  GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

GEORGIA NORTHWESTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE SPRING 2017 GED® Commencement Ceremony

(Gordon County, GA)

GEORGIA NORTHWESTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE

SPRING 2017 GED® Commencement Ceremony

Date: Thursday, May 11, at 7 p.m.

Location: Gordon County Campus Conference Center

1151 Hwy. 53 Spur Calhoun, Ga. 30701

 

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On Thursday, May 11, Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) will hold a GED® commencement ceremony for Adult Education students who have earned their General Educational Development® diplomas.

 

The ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. at the Conference Center on GNTC’s Gordon County Campus in Calhoun.

 

Emily Connell of Ringgold, GNTC’s 2017 EAGLE Delegate, will be the keynote speaker for the evening. 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.

 

GNTC is an official General Educational Development® Testing Center and a site for computer-based GED® Testing in partnership with Pearson Vue, GED® Testing Services, and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). The mission of GNTC’s Adult Education program is to enable every adult learner in the service delivery area to acquire the necessary basic skills to be able to compete successfully in today’s workplace, strengthen family foundations, and exercise full citizenship.

 

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

GNTC Holds Annual Floyd County GED Graduation Ceremony

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Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) held its annual GED® Graduation ceremony for the Floyd County Campus Class of 2012-13 on Thursday, September 19, at the Forum in Rome.

This year, 125 students graduated with their General Education Development® diplomas from the Floyd County Campus from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.
The evening began with a welcome and introductions by Connie Smith, vice president of Adult Education at GNTC. Smith recognized the family members in attendance at the ceremony.

“Thank you for supporting these students as they pursue and accomplish this very significant milestone in their lives,” said Smith.

The keynote speaker for the ceremony was Pete McDonald, president of GNTC. McDonald encouraged graduates to continue with their education and to not look at this ceremony as the end of their studies.

“I want you to think about the future, this is the next step into your future, said McDonald. “Tonight, what you have done through your accomplishment of earning your GED – you’ve earned a ticket on the next train and I hope you will think of it as a train going on to college.”

Janice Shea, lead teacher and site manager for GNTC’s Floyd County Adult Education program announced the graduates as they walked across the stage and presented student performance and achievement awards.

“Those of you who are here tonight have taken a path that not everyone could take,” said Shea. “Each of you have shown strength of character, commitment of time and effort, and a focus on your objective that a lot people couldn’t or wouldn’t show.”

GNTC is an official General Educational Development® Testing Center and a site for computer-based GED® Testing in partnership with Pearson Vue and the Technical College System of Georgia. The mission of GNTC’s Adult Education program is to enable every adult learner in the service delivery area to acquire the necessary basic skills to be able to compete successfully in today’s workplace, strengthen family foundations, and exercise full citizenship.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties in Georgia with campuses located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties. Approximately 22,000 people benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fourth largest technical college in Georgia.

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