Just a couple of months after the foundation was put in place, construction is reaching towards the sky at the Phase II Project of the Whitfield Murray Campus in Dalton, Georgia!
Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s 80,000-square foot facility is well underway to completion. GNTC offers six campuses to cover the college’s nine-county service area in Northwest Georgia. GNTC offers more than 200 programs online and on-campus. For more information, check out GNTC at GNTC.edu.
(Catoosa County, GA) – Students from Heritage High School (Catoosa County, Ga) toured the Catoosa County Campus (CCC) of Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) Thursday. GNTC handles the largest number of dual-enrollment students in the state of Georgia.
Deadline for summer admissions to GNTC online and/or on-campus is April 23.
(Northwest Georgia) – Students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Cosmetology program on the Floyd County Campus hosted a special Valentine’s Spa Day for women from the Floyd Training Center and Highland Rivers Outreach that volunteer regularly for Angel Express, Inc. on Monday, Feb. 12.
The students provided free haircuts, hair styling, makeup services, and full service manicures and pedicures.
“Our department takes great pride in ensuring that our students have the opportunity to provide community service,” said Susan Stevens, instructor of Cosmetology.
Participating GNTC Cosmetology students included: Ciara Baker, Kaycee Beard, Skylar Boyken, Emilee Crane, Alicia Flowers, Josie Forson, LaShasta Frazier, Haydee Garcia, Marilyn Hernandez, Sheliah Hogg, Robert Kimmel, Alexis Lewis, Jessica McElwee, Brittany Poole, Anna Wilkins, Sarah Williams, Cynthia Woodall, Yesenia Aldana, Savannah Bentley, Tatyana Caver, McKenzie Floyd, Gimenna Guzman, Sarah Lane, Lesly Miranda, Jennifer Reyes, Autumn Ridley, Brittany Roberts, Madeleine Sharp and Tamarsha Watkins.
“We would also like to give a special thanks to Janet Batlzer of Angel Express, Laura Murray and the ladies from Westminster Presbyterian Church for providing lunch, Katie Bishop, Sonja Everett, and to Dr. John Beninato’s Office for furnishing Valentine’s bags for all the ladies,” said Stevens.
This is the third year in a row that GNTC’s Cosmetology program has hosted a Valentine’s Spa Day. Students also volunteered their time and talent for the William S. Davies Homeless Shelter in Rome during Martin Luther King Holiday in 2016.
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 GNTC.edu or contact a Student Help Center at 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.
Business leaders in Marietta and Rome cited for contributions to their communities and Georgia
ATLANTA—Shadae Yancey-Warren of Rome and Mark Haney of Marietta were named the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Alumni of the Year by the TCSG Foundation Thursday evening. The TCSG Foundation recognizes outstanding alumni of TCSG affiliated colleges each year at its “A Taste of TCSG” event. Governor Nathan Deal, along with TCSG Commissioner Gretchen Corbin, presented the awards.
“Shadae and Mark represent the best of the Technical College System of Georgia, not only through their career success, but in their commitment to improving their communities by giving back,” said TCSG Commissioner, Gretchen Corbin. “It’s truly an honor to recognize two exemplary alumni of the Technical College System of Georgia—they make us proud.”
Shadae Yancey-Warren is a 2011 graduate of the marketing management program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College in Rome. Following graduation, Yancey-Warren opened Jamwich, a specialty sandwich shop in downtown Rome. Since opening, Jamwich has garnered much attention, including being named to Georgia Tourism’s “100 Plates Locals Love” list. Yancey-Warren continues to invest in her community through her “GIVE-A-JAM” initiative, which provides meals to those in need. Yancey-Warren was named the TCSG 2017 Alumna of the Year by the TCSG Foundation.
Mark Haney is a 1977 graduate of the emergency medical technician (EMT) program at Marietta/Cobb Vocational Technical School (now Chattahoochee Technical College). Haney enrolled in the EMT program while still in high school, where he earned his certification and worked for a local ambulance service. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in respiratory therapy as well as master’s degrees in business administration and health administration from Georgia State University. He has been with WellStar Health System since 1978 and has served as President of WellStar Paulding Hospital and Nursing Center since 2009. More recently, Haney was named Senior Vice President of Real Estate, Facilities and Development Services within the WellStar Health System. Haney is committed to his community, chairing the Paulding County Economic Development Board, as well as serving on the board of the Paulding County Chamber of Commerce. Haney was named the TCSG 2017 Alumnus of the Year by the TCSG Foundation.
About The TCSG Foundation
The TCSG Foundation supports the Technical College System of Georgia through marketing, advocacy and fundraising to benefit the system’s 22 colleges and their programs, faculty and students. The TCSG Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization.
More than 500,000 apprentices are currently training in more than 1,000 occupations nationwide. The HON Company, Mohawk Industries, and the Roper Corporation are among the companies taking part in Georgia’s Apprenticeship Program.
GNTC celebrates National Apprenticeship Week November 13-19!
(Northwest Georgia) – For the fourth consecutive year, Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) has the largest number of dual enrollment students out of all of the technical colleges in the state of Georgia according to the “High School Collaborative Enrollment: Academic Year 2017” Report issued by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG).
The report shows that GNTC had 2,153 dual enrollment students, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College was the second highest with 1,878 students, and Coastal Pines Technical College was third with 1,806 students.
Dual enrollment provides high school students with the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. This program offers students a preview of college, credits earned towards a degree before they graduate high school, and even helps with the financial cost of a college education.
“The Dual Enrollment Program is another avenue for high school students to greater career opportunities and a more educated workforce in Georgia,” said Kristi Hart, director of High School Initiatives at GNTC.
Many dual enrollment courses also offer students the opportunity to earn an industry certificate. This gives students the option of either entering the workforce upon graduation from high school or continuing their education at a TCSG or University System of Georgia college. Either way, they begin their selected career path with a head start.
“I view the success of Dual Enrollment at GNTC to be attributed to so many factors but two stand out the most: first is our partner high schools and the second is the faculty, staff, and High School Initiatives personnel at GNTC,” said Hart. “We all work together to make sure every high school student has what’s needed to meet and exceed his or her potential.”
For more information about the dual enrollment options offered by the Technical College System of Georgia, visit the website https://doublethecredit.org/.
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.
Community, Former Grads Help GNTC’s Emergency Medical Programs Purchase State-Of-The-Art Simulator
(Northwest Georgia) – More than 750,000 people live in the Northwest Georgia region these days. And today, with the Baby Boomer generation beginning to look for extended health care, as well as a large number of industrial workers tackling hazardous jobs day in and day out here in the Tennessee Valley, the need for Emergency Medical Service (EMS) specialists is greater than ever before.
This week alone, there are more than 300 EMS openings across the Peach State. When you crunch the numbers, the need for educational programs such as the one offered at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) becomes a top priority.
No one is more aware of that than those who call the region their home. The head of GNTC’s EMS Program, Claudio Leyssens, is one of them. With more than 25 years of experience in Emergency Medical care and instruction, the GNTC Program Director helps educate students enrolled in his certificate and diploma programs. Classes are offered on both the Catoosa County Campus (Ringgold, Georgia) and Floyd County Campus (Rome, Georgia) throughout the year.
Two foundations in the Northwest corner of the state have now stepped up to help the EMS program on the Catoosa County Campus in Ringgold, Georgia. The Pierce Foundation out of Chattanooga, Tennessee and the Jewell based in Chickamauga, Georgia lent a helping hand. The two groups helped purchase the majority of the new simulator from Rescue Simulation Products in McKinney, Texas.
Betts Berry and Richard Jewell, both with the Jewell Foundation, were both enrolled in the same EMS program when they went to college. “It’s powerful to see these local charities invest in what we do at the college,” said Jason Gamel, Georgia Northwestern Technical College Director of Student Recruitment. “Plus, with Betts (Berry) and Richard (Jewell) both having their own experience in training for the EMS field, they really understand just how important this kind of gift is to the program.”
Leyssens, at the helm of the program on the Catoosa County Campus and Floyd County Campus, was honored earlier this year for his work in education over the past 15 years. Leyssens was named the 2017 Northwest Georgia Region 1 “Mike Miller EMS Educator Of The Year.” The EMS Region 1 in Georgia covers, Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield Counties.
“The simulator was a true need that we know gives our students an upper hand,” said Leyssens. “Now, students will have real experience working in the small, closed environment of an ambulance. It makes a real difference. It will add a level of realism that cannot be achieved any other way. They’ll be better prepared as they enter the workforce.”
Leyssens says the Rescue Simulation Products company which came to install the simulator on the Catoosa County Campus stays very busy these days. “The representatives say they have been sending one installation crew on the road every week for quite a while,” said Leyssens. “But, they said they are now at a point where the demand for these emergency simulation installations is great enough to have two separate crews hitting the road each week. They flew in on a Monday, worked Tuesday through Thursday, then were back on a plane Friday morning.”
The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics states that the number of available EMS careers in the country will grow nearly 25% from 2014-2024. That’s a much faster rate of growth than that of the average occupation in the U.S. More than a quarter of a million people were employed as Emergency Medical Services specialists nationwide in 2016.
GNTC offers Emergency Medical Service certificate and diploma programs year round. Plus, the college offers more than 200 other programs online and on-campus. 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, 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.