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Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarships Winners Presented with Customized Westwood Tool Kits at GNTC

(Northwest Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) students Austin Hill and Stephanie Morris, winners of the $2,000 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarship, were recently presented with their customized Westwood® tool kits that were also part of the scholarship.

Steve Garrison (c) Austin Hill (r) Stephanie Morris (l)

The toolkits were presented to Hill and Morris at GNTC’s Gordon County Campus by Steve Garrison, branch network manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s Chattanooga, Tenn. and Dalton, Ga. locations.

 

Through this scholarship program, Grainger offers qualified community college and technical college students financial scholarships in industrial and public safety programs. Nearly 800 students have earned scholarships since the program’s inception in 2006. In addition to financial support, Grainger provides each graduating scholarship recipient with a Westward® toolkit to help launch the student’s professional career.

 

Hill is a student in the Automotive Technology program on GNTC’s Walker County Campus and Morris is a student in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at the Aviation Training Center near the Floyd County Campus.

 

Morris is also the recipient of several additional scholarships including the “Pratt & Whitney Training Scholarship” and the “Taking it to the Sky with WAI” scholarship through the Association of Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM). She also received a scholarship from the Georgia Business Aviation Association.

 

The Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship program has helped technical education students across the country realize their educational goals. The scholarship was created to address the national shortage of skilled workers in manufacturing, welding, and other industrial occupations.

 

For more information, please visit the website www.graingercsr.com/serving-our-communities/skilledtrades/.

 

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.

Two Questions To COLLEGE CASH!

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Two Questions To College Cash!
1.) Are you in a skilled trades program or a public safety program?
2.) Like free money?
 
Check out the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship at http://www.graingercsr.com/serving-community/skilled-trades/
 
Or stop by one of the Financial Aid Offices to learn more.

The Grainger Foundation Supports Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation

“With a rainy day at the construction site of the Catoosa County Campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College in Ringgold, Georgia, local Grainger Branch Manager Jay Still met GNTC representatives indoors for the presentation. Inside the recently-opened Zaxby’s restaurant, directly in front of the future campus, Still, second from the right, presents the check to GNTC Electronics Technology instructor Cody Brewer. Shown in the picture, from left, are GNTC Director of Institutional Advancement Jason Gamel, GNTC Industrial Systems Technology instructor Matt Sosebee, Still, and Brewer.”Grainger 2015-3a

 

 

GNTC Gets Boost For Industrial Tech Programs
(Catoosa County, Georgia) – The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation located in Lake Forest, Illinois, has donated $10,000 to the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation (GNTC) in support of its industrial programs at the Catoosa County Campus in Ringgold, Georgia.
“This grant will be used to help support the college’s Industrial Technology programs that we will offer at the campus,” said Jason Gamel, GNTC Director of College Development. “Through this program, and others like it, we support the growth of local businesses by helping to fill the talent pipeline in our community. We are grateful to The Grainger Foundation for its generosity.”
Construction of the college’s sixth campus is underway and is expected to open in 2016, offering classes for the first time during fall semester.

Among the 14 programs currently slated for the campus are mechatronics,
electronics, business management, health care specialties, computer information systems, and logistics. During the past year, GNTC has educated more than 14,000 students through credit and non-credit programs both on-campus and online.
This donation was recommended by Jay Still, Market Manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s, Dalton location. Grainger has been a part of the Dalton business community for more than 20 years as the leading broad line
supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products. “We are proud to recommend the programs offered by Georgia Northwestern,” said Still. “We understand the need for GNTC’s mission in Northwest Georgia and
beyond.”
The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Illinois, was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger, Inc.
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, Georgia Northwestern Technical College 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 certificate. For more information on Georgia
Northwestern Technical College, please call 866.983.4682 or visit GNTC.edu.
For further information about Grainger contact Joe Micucci, Grainger Director of Media Relations at Joseph.Micucci@grainger.com
For further information about Georgia Northwestern Technical College contact Jason Gamel, Director of Institutional Advancement at jgamel@gntc.edu

Two GNTC Students Awarded Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarships

(Northwest Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) students Austin Hill and Stephanie Morris were both selected to receive a one-time $2,000 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarship to be used for tuition, required fees, books, and course-specific supplies.

Through this scholarship program, Grainger offers qualified community college and technical college students financial scholarships in industrial and public safety programs. Nearly 800 students have earned scholarships since the program’s inception in 2006. In addition to financial support, Grainger provides each graduating scholarship recipient with a Westward® toolkit to help launch the student’s professional career.

Jay Still (right), market manager for Grainger, Inc., presents Austin Hill (left), a student in GNTC’s Automotive Technology program, with a certificate in recognition of being chosen to receive a one-time $2,000 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarship.
Jay Still (right), market manager for Grainger, Inc., presents Austin Hill (left), a student in GNTC’s Automotive Technology program, with a certificate in recognition of being chosen to receive a one-time $2,000 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarship.

Hill is a student in the Automotive Technology program on GNTC’s Walker County Campus and Morris is a student in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at the Aviation Training Center near the Floyd County Campus.

Earlier this year, Morris received the “Pratt & Whitney Training Scholarship” and the “Taking it to the Sky with WAI” scholarship through the Association of Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM). She also received a scholarship from the Georgia Business Aviation Association.

Stephanie Morris, a student in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at GNTC, was selected to receive a one-time $2,000 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarship.
Stephanie Morris, a student in the Aviation Maintenance Technology program at GNTC, was selected to receive a one-time $2,000 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarship.

The Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship program has helped technical education students across the country realize their educational goals. The scholarship was created to address the national shortage of skilled workers in manufacturing, welding, and other industrial occupations.

“Grainger is investing in the future of customers, the industrial skilled trades, and public safety through the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarship Program,” said Jay Still, market manager for Grainger. “We are proud to partner with Georgia Northwestern Technical College and believe business and community college partnerships are one solution to building a strong workforce.”

For more information, please visit the web site www.graingercsr.com/serving-our-communities/skilledtrades/.

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.

North Georgia Scholarship Winner Makes Name Nationally

“Georgia Northwestern Director of College Development Jason Gamel, far right, helps encourage donations to the GNTC Foundation throughout the year. The Grainger Foundation is a previous donor who has helped make the financial burden of college a little easier for students headed to Georgia Northwestern. Last year, the Grainger Foundation donated $10,000 to help with the expense of education at Georgia Northwestern. Pictured, from left, are Vann Brown, GNTC Board Member; Karen Butler, Account Manager at Grainger; Jay Still, Branch Manager at Grainger, and Gamel.”
“Georgia Northwestern Director of College Development Jason Gamel, far right, helps encourage donations to the GNTC Foundation throughout the year. The Grainger Foundation is a previous donor who has helped make the financial burden of college a little easier for students headed to Georgia Northwestern. Last year, the Grainger Foundation donated $10,000 to help with the expense of education at Georgia Northwestern. Pictured, from left, are Vann Brown, GNTC Board Member; Karen Butler, Account Manager at Grainger; Jay Still, Branch Manager at Grainger, and Gamel.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

GNTC Foundation Honoree Among 29 From Northwest Georgia

 

(Northwest Georgia) – The 2014 class of Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation scholarship recipients are off and underway this fall. GNTC’s foundation awarded scholarships to students at 29 high schools in the college’s nine-county service area this past spring.

 

A 2013 recipient made big waves on the national stage in his first year in college, thanks in part to his gift from the GNTC Foundation. Jonathan Hammond, a 19-year-old from Chatsworth, Georgia, is on his way to being one of the region’s top computer support specialists.

 

In his freshman year on the Whitfield Murray Campus of Georgia Northwestern, Hammond was named to the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) professional skills competition team. As a result of capturing first place in the Help Desk category on the state level in Atlanta, Georgia this past spring, Hammond earned a spot in the National PBL Competition this past June. When the competition had closed, Hammond would place ninth in the nation in his computer specialty category.

 

It was just one year before he stood in the national spotlight that the Georgia Northwestern Foundation helped make that happen. In 2013, Hammond was one of 26 high school seniors to receive cash scholarships of $250 each to help handle the costs of a collegiate education.

 

“I believe I was selected for the scholarship. I didn’t know I was getting it at all,” said Hammond. “Throughout high school, I would get invited to awards night each year. My senior year, I got that invite again. But, it was a different deal. When a representative from Georgia Northwestern got up and announced that I had won, that was a big shock.”

 

That representative, who has also awarded dozens of similar scholarships over the years, was GNTC’s Director of Institutional Advancement Jason Gamel. “We try to encourage private contributions in order to build and maintain outstanding academic and support programs at the college,” said Gamel. “Donations to the Foundation support areas of institutional need including scholarships to deserving students, equipment purchases, materials for the library, and staff development.” Gamel, GNTC staff, and GNTC Foundation Board of Directors have helped make these presentations across the region each spring.

 

The GNTC Foundation first began serving the people of Northwest Georgia and the Tennessee Valley in 1988. Hammond is in GNTC’s Computer Support Specialist program under the advisement of Mr. Ron Vick. Hammond plans to graduate in 2015. For more information on the GNTC Foundation, contact Jason Gamel at 706.764.3810 or by e-mail at jgamel@gntc.edu

 

Approximately 16,000 people benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fifth largest technical college in Georgia. Georgia Northwestern offers classes on-campus or online throughout the year. GNTC 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.

Georgia Northwestern’s Dees Wins Grainger Scholarship

$2,000, Toolkit Towards Career

“Pictured, from left, are GNTC President Pete McDonald, GNTC Welding Instructor Jeremiah Cooper, GNTC Welding student and Grainger Scholarship Winner James Dees, and GNTC Vice President of Student Affairs Stuart Phillips.”
“Pictured, from left, are GNTC President Pete McDonald, GNTC Welding Instructor Jeremiah Cooper, GNTC Welding student and Grainger Scholarship Winner James Dees, and GNTC Vice President of Student Affairs Stuart Phillips.”

(Northwest Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) welding student James Dees is the winner of the 2014-15 Grainger Tools For Tomorrow® scholarship. Dees was chosen for his academic performance within the college’s welding program.

Dees will receive $1,000 to go towards his program at GNTC for the fall semester this year and the spring semester in 2015. Once Dees successfully completes his program at GNTC, he will also receive a Westward® Toolkit to go towards his new career.

Dees, along with GNTC President Pete McDonald, GNTC Vice President of Student Affairs Stuart Phillips, and GNTC Welding instructor Jeremiah Cooper made the presentation to the LaFayette, Georgia resident on Tuesday. Classes for the fall semester at GNTC on-campus and online begin August 18.

Grainger is investing in the future of the workforce and addressing the growing shortage of trained trades professionals through our Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship program. Visit their website at www.graingercsr.com/skilledtrades and join our Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Facebook Group to learn more about Grainger’s technical education programs.

Approximately 16,000 people benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fifth largest technical college in Georgia. Georgia Northwestern offers classes on-campus or online throughout the year. GNTC 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.

Grainger Scholarship Application Deadline Nearing

The Grainger Tools For Tomorrow® Scholarship program deadline to apply has been extended. Applications must be received by the financial aid office by close of business on Monday, May 12, 2014. If you are enrolled in a “Skilled Trades Program” or a “Public Safety Program”, please apply. Even though this is the last week of the semester, we do not want you to miss out on this opportunity to receive $2,000.  Additional information about the The Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarship Program can be found at http://www.graingercsr.com/serving-our-communities/skilledtrades/.

GNTC Named to Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarship Program

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is one of 25 two-year colleges recently invited to participate in the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship program. Through this program, Grainger offers qualified community college and technical college students financial scholarships in industrial and public safety programs.

 

“GNTC would like to thank Grainger for this opportunity,” said Jason Gamel, director of Institutional Advancement at Georgia Northwestern. “This partnership with Grainger exemplifies the importance of partnering with area businesses and the direct impact it will have for our students, employers, and our community.”

 

Nearly 650 students earned Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarships since the program’s inception in 2006. This year, Grainger invited 25 new schools to participate in the program, and announced that students in public safety programs are now eligible, representing its largest expansion since 2010, when Grainger doubled the number of scholarships offered.

 

“The education and support these institutions provide empower students, which is vital in developing the skills and talent that will keep our infrastructure and communities strong,” says Lois Rouder, senior manager with Grainger.

 

Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, Grainger will offer a total of 250 scholarships of $2,000 each. Half of these scholarships are reserved for U.S. military veteran students.

 

For more information about the Grainger Tool for Tomorrow® scholarship program, visit www.graingercsr.com/skilledtrades or contact Katelyn Murrenat (847) 535-1272, or via email at katelyn.murren@grainger.com.

 

To learn more about how businesses and two-year colleges can work together to boost local workforce development, download an interactive skilled trades playbook at www.skilledtradesplaybook.org.

 

W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2013 sales of $9.4 billion, is North America’s leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with operations in Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

 

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 16,000 people benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fifth largest technical college in Georgia.

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