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Scholarships To Dalton Student, Success In Bilingual World

Hernandez’ Work In Community Leads To Help Getting To College

 

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“Dalton Rotary Club member Rob Bradham presented Morris Innovative High School senior Marco Hernandez with the Dalton Rotary Club “Service Above All” Award earlier this month. Hernandez plans to attend Georgia Northwestern Technical College this fall.”

 

(Whitfield County, Georgia) – When Morris Innovative High School senior Marco Hernandez walks across the graduation stage in Dalton, Georgia May 26, it’s not just a diploma he’ll be leaving high school with. A historic sense of pride will accompany Hernandez as he will become the first person in his family to graduate from high school.

Paving the way for his five brothers and sisters to succeed, organizations in the Dalton, Georgia area have decided to do the same for him. To help with collegiate expenses, the First Bank of Dalton, in partnership with the Roman Open Charities, has awarded Hernandez $500. He was also awarded the Roman Open Charities Scholarship for $1,000. Also, the Dalton Rotary Club awarded the soon-to-be 2017 high school graduate with their “Service Above Self” Award.

Hernandez, 19, plans to take his first classes at Georgia Northwestern Technical College later this year. The Dalton, Georgia resident plans to build a life helping others in need. “I really want to be a social worker with families and schools,” said Hernandez. “But, I really want to have a non-profit organization that would help the homeless and the children of new families that move into the area. Giving back to my community by doing social work is the best way I can think of to begin my life.”

Beyond his academics, Hernandez has actively worked with the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce, the Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership, and the Dalton City Schools Central Office. “I want to work with people and help them see their potential,” said Hernandez.

One of Hernandez’ many passions is working with the Translation Academy at Morris Innovative High School. Hernandez, along with many other students, helps assist anyone who speaks Spanish fluently, but not English. The Academy helps train not only the importance of being bilingual, but also the importance of being an active part of the community around you. Nearly half of the residents in Dalton, Georgia are Hispanic. “I just want to be able to help the businesses and the people in the community, too,” said Hernandez.

The Translation Academy was launched five years ago by Paige Watts, a Spanish instructor with Dalton City Schools. “During their time in the Translation Academy, students realize their value to the community, the vast opportunities that are available to them, as well as how to pursue their future goals,” said Watts. The academy works with students and adults in the community, alike. More than 60-percent of the students in the Dalton City School system are Hispanic.

With the support of his parents, Joaquin and Marisol Hernandez, the future Georgia Northwestern freshman says it’s been a real team effort for him to get where he is today. “Just all of the teachers and staff at the school, as well as the organizations that I have got to work with, have really helped me decide to pursue this career,” said Hernandez. “I’m just thankful and plan to take full advantage of all of this.”

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.  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 and an Equal Opportunity Institution.

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.

GNTC and Educational Partners Receives Southern Company Partnership Excellence Award

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Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) was recently presented with the Southern Company Partnership Excellence Award for their role in the Instrumentation and Controls Academy – an educational partnership between GNTC, Southern Company, Central Georgia Technical College, and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

 

The academy provides students with hands-on training on the same equipment and simulators that Southern Company uses to train its employees.

 

As part of The Instrumentation and Controls Academy, all three colleges have a state-of-the-art facility on their campuses that provides both training to students seeking an associate degree in Instrumentation and Controls, and advanced training for employees of Southern Company.

 

“The I&C Academy is two part,” said Tom McNeal, workforce development specialist at Georgia Power. “It is training our workforce that we already have and it is also getting I&C students prepared for great careers with us and our customers which benefits economic development efforts throughout the state.”

 

Georgia Northwestern’s Instrumentation and Controls Academy is located on the Polk County Campus in Rockmart. Students pursuing the associate degree in Instrumentation and Controls, who also excel in the program, have the option of entering the I&C Academy.

 

“To be eligible for the academy an Instrumentation and Controls student must maintain a 3.0 grade point average, meet certain work ethics, and then I do an evaluation on them,” said Dick Tanner director of the Instrumentation and Controls program at GNTC. “Based on that evaluation they are eligible for the academy.”

 

McNeal says that with technology constantly changing additional training will be required for the workforce which is what makes educational partnerships such as the Instrumentation and Controls Academy significant.

 

“Georgia Northwestern has always been an excellent partner and we couldn’t ask for a better group of people who care about the community and they help make us better,” said McNeal.

 

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.

Brand New Scholarships for Brand New High School Grads

Manufacturing scholarships available for new high school graduates entering Technical College System of Georgia

 

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New Money For New Grads In Georgia In 2016

 

ATLANTA – Georgia manufacturers are hiring, and Georgia students wishing to pursue careers in the industry can now apply for scholarships aimed at building the manufacturing workforce in the state. The Manufacturers Education Foundation, in partnership with American Made Movie and American Town LLC and the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation, is funding $20,000 in scholarships this fall to students who enroll in the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG).

Formerly awarded only to college students who have completed 15 hours in a manufacturing program, scholarships are now also available to recent high school graduates pursuing a career in manufacturing. Scholarships apply to program areas including automated manufacturing technology, engineering technology, electronics technology, industrial systems technology, industrial maintenance, electrical maintenance and mechatronics.

“There is no greater need by manufacturers across our state than access to a pool of talent prepared to begin a career in manufacturing,” said Roy Bowen, president of the Georgia Association of Manufacturers. “To grow that pipeline of talent, the Georgia Association of Manufacturers and its member companies must make students, parents, teachers and counselors more aware of the rich career opportunities in manufacturing, and the support for continued education after beginning work.”

“Manufacturing is critically important to Georgia’s economy, and this scholarship will help students receive the high degree of training now needed to work in manufacturing,” said Lauren Pugh, Executive Director of the TCSG Foundation. “We appreciate the partnership that is making this scholarship possible.”

Information about the scholarships are available by contacting the TCSG Foundation office at 404-327-6918 or visiting https://tcsg.edu/tcsg_foundation_scholarships.php.

The mission of the TCSG Foundation is to support the Technical College System of Georgia through marketing, advocacy and fundraising to benefit college students, programs and faculty.

30 NW Georgia High Schools Benefit From GNTC Scholarships

Georgia Northwestern Helping Grads In Nine Different Counties

 

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GNTC Foundation Awards Thousands In Scholarships To Local HS Grads Every Year.

 

(Northwest Georgia) – The Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Foundation is helping graduates at 30 Northwest Georgia High Schools to get their collegiate careers off to a good start this coming fall.

 

Along with the help of GNTC Foundation trustees, as well as the administrators at all public high schools within the college’s nine-county service area, scholarship winners from those high schools are each receiving a $250 award to help supplement some of the expenses of the first year of college. Everything from golf tournaments to college employee donation programs have helped build up the donations for the foundation allowing it to grow into a vital community center.

 

GNTC Director of Institutional Advancement Jason Gamel, along with foundation trustees and a cast of others, have helped present these scholarships to each of the winners throughout the month of May. “We are so proud to be a part of something so important,” said Gamel. “Being a part of these young people’s lives is just a real privilege. We are really looking forward to seeing what each of them will become.”

The winners of the 2016 GNTC Foundation Scholarships are Dylan Young, Armuchee HS; Mayson Haney, Calhoun HS; Rebeka Neal, Cedartown HS, Alyssa Bumbalough, Chattooga HS; Sydney Kelley, Coahulla Creek HS; Brooke Hall, Coosa HS; Jacob Pickett, Dade County HS; Luis Ferrer, Dalton HS; Hunter Spezio, Floyd County College and Career Academy; Jonathan Nesbitt, Gordon Central HS; Brandon Mutter, Gordon County College and Career Academy; Shelby Thompson, Gordon Lee HS; Jesalyn Sisemore, Heritage HS; Jade Baugh, LaFayette HS; Joshua Wheeler, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe HS; Mary Beth Watson, Model HS; Tanya Ramirez, Morris Innovative HS; Emily Beaty, Murray County HS; Christopher Hooker, North Murray HS; Carmen Martinez, Northwest Georgia College & Career Academy; Mason Shepard, Northwest Whitfield HS; Austin Hann, Pepperell HS; Morgan Allmon, Phoenix HS; Gary Daniels, Ridgeland HS; Payton Poteet, Ringgold HS; Caitlin Crete, Rockmart HS; Delsey Armas, Rome HS; Crystal Hernandez, Sonoraville HS; Justin Bennett Southeast Whitfield HS; and Dawson Dodd and Tyler Pickle (Trion HS).

The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation helps fund academic and support programs at the college. From scholarships to program equipment, the Foundation helps raise money for various programs which helps make college a success for thousands of students every year.

Currently serving as Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation Trustees are Phil Brown, Gordon County; Valerie Brown, Whitfield County; Mary Carpenter, Catoosa County; Jay LeGrande, Polk County; Sherrie Patterson, Murray County; Jay Still, Whitfield County; Carolyn Walker, Walker County; Doris White, Walker County; and Jason Winters, Chattooga County.

GNTC has campuses in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield Counties in Georgia. A sixth campus, the Catoosa County Campus, is set to open its doors in Ringgold, Georgia in August as classes begin with the Fall 2016 term. GNTC directly serves the residents in Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield Counties in Georgia.

For more information on Georgia Northwestern Technical College, contact them at 866.983.4682 (GNTC). For information online, visit the college at GNTC.edu, as well as on their 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.

 

Since 1962, Georgia Northwestern Technical College has provided degrees, diplomas, and certificates 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.

State Launches Scholarship & Grant Program To Strengthen Skilled Trade Workforce

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Launched by Governor Nathan Deal in 2012, Go Build Georgia is the state’s skilled trade initiative, designed to educate students about career opportunities in manufacturing, telecommunications, film, logistics, construction, logistics and energy. This program connects students with resources to provide an overview of flexible, well-paying careers in some of Georgia’s fastest-growing industries.

(Atlanta, GA) – The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Workforce division announced today the launch of a grant and scholarship program designed to strengthen Georgia’s skilled-trade workforce through its Go Build Georgia program.

Go Build Georgia (GBG) and the Go Build Georgia Foundation have partnered with the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Division (CTAE) of the Georgia Department of Education (GDOE) to award Go Build Georgia Grants to GDOE middle and high school institutions for GBG-aligned special activities. Grants, up to $500 each, will be awarded to applying Georgia middle and high schools throughout each fiscal year.

The Go Build Georgia High Demand Career Scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors entering a Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) institution in a field of study that leads to a skilled-trade career. These $1,000 scholarships are made available by a collaborative partnership between Go Build Georgia, the GBG Foundation and TCSG. Go Build Georgia High Demand Career Scholarships work in concert with the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grants (SIWDG), as they can be used to cover tuition, requisite fees and materials.

“We continue to hear from companies about the demand for educated, well-trained talent within Georgia’s rapidly-growing skilled trade industries,” said Ben Hames, Deputy Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Workforce division. “By offering grants to middle and high school institutions as well as scholarships to students within our technical college system, we are taking the necessary steps in developing a first-class workforce to respond to those urgent business needs.”

Go Build Georgia Grant and High Demand Career Scholarship applications are now available online at www.gobuildgeorgia.com. Qualified applicants must apply by the following dates in order to be considered:

 

GBG High Demand Career Scholarship Deadlines:

Fall- June 15, 2016

Spring- November 15, 2016

Summer- March 15, 2017

 

GBG Grant Application Deadlines:

Fiscal Year 2016- May 15, 2016

 

About Go Build Georgia: Launched by Governor Nathan Deal in 2012, Go Build Georgia is the state’s skilled trade initiative, designed to educate students about career opportunities in manufacturing, telecommunications, film, logistics, construction, logistics and energy. This program connects students with resources to provide an overview of flexible, well-paying careers in some of Georgia’s fastest-growing industries.

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.
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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.

Local College Foundation Continues Annual Tradition, Gifts At Home

GNTC Awards Grads in Nine NW Georgia Counties



 

(Rome, GA) – May 2015 has been a tour of the highways across Northwest Georgia for the Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation. The largest college in the region has spent thousands this year on 29 deserving graduates from high schools in nine different counties in its service area.

Georgia Northwestern Director of Institutional Advancement Jason Gamel says it’s all about rewarding deserving students with a real opportunity. “The foundation loves taking part in honoring the students of our area high schools,” said Gamel. “Giving in a way that will truly benefit the people and the hometowns of Northwest Georgia is quite an honor for us.”

The following scholarship recipients will be enrolling this fall at Georgia Northwestern as either an on-campus or online student. Georgia Northwestern offers five different campuses for students to attend. GNTC’s five sites are located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties.

The following students are receiving a $250 (maximum) scholarship from the GNTC Foundation for enrollment to Georgia Northwestern in the upcoming school year. Armuchee High School’s Catherine Lankford, Calhoun High School’s Marco Castillo, Cedartown High School’s Leona Bowling, Chattooga High School’s Savannah Parris, Coahulla Creek High School’s Miguel Jacobo, Coosa High School’s Michael Colton Haas, Dade County High School’s Zachary Sharp, Dalton High School’s Dania Posada, Floyd College & Career Academy’s Matthew Talley, Gordon Central High School’s Cheyenne Allen, Gordon Lee High School’s Scott Royal, Heritage High School’s MacKenzie Dilbeck, LaFayette High School’s Sarah Sharpe, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School’s Pedro Zamorano, Model High School’s Hannah Goss, Morris Innovative High School’s Elizabed Celestino, Murray County High School’s Reilly Fouts, North Murray High School’s Kristen Giddens, Northwest Georgia College & Career Academy’s Maria Torres, Northwest Whitfield High School’s Alma Mahmutovic, Pepperell High School’s Colin Combs, Phoenix High School’s Miranda Ogle, Ridgeland High School’s Lyndsey Blevins, Ringgold High School’s Chase Norton, Rockmart High School’s Shannon Williams, Rome High School’s Michael Wendt, Sonoraville High School’s Christina Bullock, Southeast Whitfield High School’s Angele Perez, and Trion High School’s Charles Colbert.

The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation helps fund academic and support programs at the college. From scholarships to program equipment, the Foundation helps raise money for various programs which helps make college a success for thousands of students every year.

Currently serving as Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation Trustees are Phil Brown, Gordon County; Valerie Brown, Whitfield County; Mary Carpenter, Catoosa County; Gary Downey, Floyd County; Jay LeGrande, Polk County; Sherrie Patterson, Murray County; Jay Still, Whitfield County; Carolyn Walker, Walker County; Doris White, Walker County; and Jason Winters, Chattooga County.

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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