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Hudson Named to GNTC Board of Directors

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Pictured left to right: Tamaka Hudson and GNTC President Pete McDonald

 

(Northwest Georgia) – Tamaka Hudson, executive director of the Polk County Chamber of Commerce, was recently sworn in as Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) newest Board of Directors member.

 

At a recent meeting held on GNTC’s Gordon County Campus, Hudson was sworn in by GNTC President Pete McDonald.

 

Hudson has been the executive director of the Polk County Chamber of Commerce since 2011.  Prior to that, she was vice president of the Polk County Chamber of Commerce and Development Authority.  She also served the Polk County Chamber of Commerce as the membership director and office manager from 2000-2006.  Hudson received her bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Covenant College.

 

Georgia Northwestern’s Board serves both in a community advisory capacity and in a limited administrative capacity, performing certain oversight responsibilities as designated by State Board Policy. The local Board is comprised of 16 members from the business and industrial communities from nine counties in the service area (Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties). State Board Policy defines the role and responsibilities of the local Board. Board members are selected because of their experience, ability, and dedication to deal with issues that relate to the mission of occupational education and are without contractual, employment, or personal financial investment in the school.

 

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.

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GNTC’s Opening All Six Campuses in 2016

GNTC’s Polk County Campus Holds a Preview Day for Rockmart High School Students

(Rockmart, Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) held a special Preview Day for Rockmart High School students at the Polk County Campus (PCC) on Thursday, April 14.

During the program, information was provided to expose the students to the admissions process, campus life, financial aid, and more.

Approximately 70 high school students took part in the program, which also included hands-on activities for various programs of study offered at GNTC.

The day began with a welcome from April Welch, campus manager of the Polk County Campus at GNTC.

Financial aid was the next topic of discussion for the program. Assistant director Amber Singletary, gave a presentation that went over the financial aid process.

Mark Upton, director of Marketing and program advisor for Phi Beta Lambda at GNTC, discussed student organizations and the statewide Phi Beta Lambda competition that took place earlier this month. Several GNTC students will move on to Phi Beta Lambda’s national competition this summer.

“Employers more and more are looking to see what students do outside of class,” said Upton. “If you have an education and degree, and you can show that you also did some things outside of school and were successful, then employers will choose you.”

Scott Carter, director of Industrial Electrical Controls at GNTC, discussed the recent statewide SkillsUSA competition that took place in Atlanta. Georgia Northwestern earned a gold medal in the “TeamWorks” competition, which involved a team of GNTC students building a construction project before a deadline. The GNTC team will be headed to the national competition in June. Carter told the group of high school students that SkillsUSA involves much more that industrial competitions.

“SkillsUSA also has competitions in business, marketing, nursing, healthcare, public service, crime scene investigation and so many other subjects,” said Carter. “They hold well over one hundred different competitions.”

After the opening presentations, students took part in a wide variety of real-world learning activities which included taking fingerprints at a crime scene, dental assisting, cosmetology, entrepreneurship, allied health, and other instructional activities.

Welch told the students that the different clubs and extra-curricular activities that GNTC offers are a very important part of the overall college experience.

“We really want you to be engaged with the school outside of your classes,” said Welch “Research shows that the more connected a student is to their institution, the more likely they are to graduate.”

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.

Youth Leadership on the GNTC, Class of 2016

Polk Youth Leadership Class of 2016 starting Session 4 on the Polk Campus of GNTC!pcc leadership1

 

 

Georgia Power District Project Manager Karen Ashley leads session titled “Appreciating Differences.

 

 

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Polk School District Superintendent Dr. Hunter answers students’ questions during the “Polk County Report Card” session.

 

 

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Teambuilding exercises were led by  April Welch, PCC Manager.

Dental Students Get To The Heart Of Your Teeth

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Dental students on the Polk County Campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College took time to stop for a picture February 18. The students were sharing information regarding the connection between your dental health and your heart! The program hosted the display the week of February 15-19.

Rotary Backs New Scholarship

Financial Aid has a scholarship for you!
Check out the Rotary Scholarship for spring semester. One scholarship will be awarded to a Cedartown resident and the other one to a Rockmart resident. The deadline has been extended to December 18th.
http://www.gntc.edu/pdfs/admissions/FA/scholarships/Rotary%20Scholarship.pdf
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Moving On At GNTC!

(Polk County, Georgia) – More than 160 high school students, as well as many parents, from Cedartown and Rockmart High Schools in Georgia took part in Georgia Northwestern’s Dual Enrollment/Move On When Ready (MOWR) Orientation on the Polk County Campus of GNTC Wednesday.

A special thanks to those involved with the Polk County School District and Georgia Northwestern Technical College for making the day a huge success.

The MOWR Program, formerly known as the Accel program, provides opportunities for eligible high school students to enroll earn both high school and college credit at the same time. The new MOWR Program will help reduce the cost of participation in the original ACCEL program, as well as expand the types of classes students are able to enroll in. Financial assistance improvements for textbooks, fees, and tuition are among the top selling points of this brand new opportunity for students attending Georgia High Schools.

Ironman and Georgia Northwestern, Register Monday

It’s Friday in Cats Country. Time to share a video of the week. Wrap your week up right with a story you won’t soon forget.

REMEMBER… EARLY REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER AND FALL BEGINS MONDAY!

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