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Trivia from Edison and GNTC

Posted: September 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

Fun Fact of the Day: A little bit of trivia from Thomas Edison on this Tuesday morning.

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Fun Fact of the Day

Posted: September 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Fun Fact of the Day: With the Disney company set to release the seventh movie in the STAR WARS saga as early as the end of 2015, one piece of trivia stands out. Although the series is recognized as one of the highest grossing movie productions out of Hollywood in history, only one STAR WARS actor has ever received a best acting nomination from the Academy Awards. Sir Alec Guinness (Obi Wan Kenobi) was nominated for his work in the original release in 1977. Guinness passed away in 2000.

All GNTC students, faculty and staff are invited to attend free. If you choose to do so, register with Keri Smith at the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce at ksmith@romega.com or by phone at 706-291-7663.
Doors open at 3pm and Dr. Yunus will begin at 4pm.
A brief Q/A session and book signing will follow.
*There are books available for GNTC attendees at no cost through GNTC’s sponsorship. The first 50 students/faculty to show their ID’s will receive a free book; otherwise books are $15 each and they will be available for purchase before and after the lecture.

 

 

For the second 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 2014 End of Year Enrollment Report issued by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG).

The report shows that GNTC had 934 dual enrollment students, the second highest was Wiregrass Georgia Technical College with 757 students, and Moultrie Technical College was third with 745 students.

 

Dual enrollment provides high school students with the opportunity to gain college credit while still in high school.

 

“We are blessed with great high schools in our part of the state who have seen the value of having their students receive college credit while still in high school, said Stuart Phillips, vice president of Student Affairs at GNTC. “Our High School Initiatives team works tirelessly to maximize opportunities for students and is the driving force behind the success of dual enrollment at GNTC.”

 

Many dual enrollment courses also offer students the opportunity to earn an industry certificate, so students have the option of either entering the workforce upon graduation from high school or continuing their education. Either way, they begin their selected career path with a head start.

 

The Dual Enrollment program is a collaborative effort between the Georgia Department of Education (DOE) and the TCSG. Students may also earn associate degree-level credit hours as they simultaneously meet their high school graduation requirements through the ACCEL program, another dual enrollment option.

 

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.

All GNTC students, faculty and staff are invited to attend free. If you choose to do so, register with Keri Smith at the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce at ksmith@romega.com or by phone at 706-291-7663.
Doors open at 3pm and Dr. Yunus will begin at 4pm.
A brief Q/A  session and book signing will follow.
*There are books available for GNTC attendees at no cost through GNTC’s sponsorship. The first 50 students/faculty to show their ID’s will receive a free book; otherwise books are $15 each and they will be available for purchase before and after the lecture.

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Next Steps To Training Next Generation

 

(Whitfield County, Georgia) – The next generation of Northwest Georgia students and Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) will benefit from a 1.2 million dollar gift headed their way. The State of Georgia’s Department of Early Care and Learning has awarded the Early Education Empowerment Zone initiative grant to benefit the children of Catoosa, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, and Whitfield counties.

The announcement came from the department, also known as “Bright From The Start,” this past week. The grant will help build up the care and education programs in the Peach State, “…reducing the achievement gap for our most vulnerable children,” said State of Georgia Interim Commissioner Amy Jacobs in a recent media release.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College Director of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Susan Kendrick spent time with the visiting grant committee earlier this year and shared the factors behind the need for assistance in Northwest Georgia. “This will enable surrounding day cares, Head Start programs, and Pre-Kindergarten classes to hire additional child care teachers and assistant teachers,” said Kendrick.

With this new increased need for qualified professionals in the field of Early Childhood Care and Education, Georgia Northwestern will play a central role in developing those new specialists. Among the programs which are expected to see growth as a result are the Early Childhood Care and Education Associate Degree and Diploma programs, the Early Childhood Exceptionalities Certification, the Program Administration Certification, the Family Childcare Specialist Certification, the Infant/Toddler Child Care Specialist Certification, and the Childhood Development Specialist Certification programs.

Suzanne Harbin, Coordinator of the Whitfield Family Connection in Dalton, Georgia played a role locally in making the grant become a reality. “The collaboration and commitment to children and families in our community by everyone involved was outstanding,” said Harbin of the grant proposal process. “The cooperative spirit between agencies, businesses, and other interested entities throughout our community was quite evident during this process.”

The program will be implemented over the next 36 months. The new Bright From The Start initiative is designed specifically to help children from birth to eight years of age, as well as their families. Among the programs this state department oversees are Georgia’s Pre-K Program, all center-based and home-based child care facilities, and the state’s Head Start Program.

For those interested in training in the child care and education field to prepare for Northwest Georgia’s newest career opportunities, early registration for Georgia Northwestern is the week of October 13-17. The application and testing deadline is November 25, and final registration takes place on December 9. On-campus and online classes for spring semester at GNTC begin January 5, 2015.

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.