Grace Shultz (Left) and Abby Davis (right) dissect cow eyes as part of the Young Scholars program at GNTC. Both students are rising eighth-graders at Rome Middle School.

Grace Shultz (Left) and Abby Davis (right) dissect cow eyes as part of the Young Scholars program at GNTC. Both students are rising eighth-graders at Rome Middle School.

(Rome, GA) - This week Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is hosting the Young Scholars program for rising eighth-grade students from Rome Middle School. Through the program, students take part in a variety of hands-on science activities that provides a head start for the upcoming school year and offers insight on future career opportunities.

Teachers from Rome City Schools, and instructors and staff from GNTC, are working together to provide a quality, intellectually stimulating summer program for the week of July 21-24. Approximately 60 students from Rome City Schools are spending the week at GNTC engaged in various science programs and tours of the college.

“We always appreciate hosting the Rome Middle School Young Scholars,” said Frank Pharr, dean of academic affairs for the Floyd County Campus of GNTC. “These students are some of the best and the brightest and we welcome the opportunity to let them see what we can offer them.”
The students that attend the program are nominated by their teachers or principal for their excellent academic performance, outstanding character, and positive attitude.
The Young Scholars program topics cover a portion of the curriculum that will be taught in eighth-grade physical science classes and how it relates to various careers.

“The heart of the camp is to get kids really excited about science,” said Holly Amerman, coordinator for the eighth-grade Young Scholars camp. “GNTC is the perfect location; we can use the labs, the facilities are wonderful, and the people here are very accommodating.”

Activities during the week include dissecting cow eyes, calculating the density of different substances, creating candy Chromatography, a forensics activity using mystery powder, the egg drop, and more.

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.

Career Expo Wednesday

Posted: July 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

CAREER Expo
Wednesday, July 23; 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Ringgold High School gymnasium
29 Tiger Trail; Ringgold, Georgia

Manufacturing positions, truck drivers, correctional officers, metal fabricators, CAD designer, maintenance technicians, welders, outside sales, retail, clerical, healthcare and social services.

Employers Scheduled to Attend Include:
ADVANCE AUTO PARTS INC, AFLAC-NORTHWEST GA, BEAULIEU AMERICA, BI-LO NORTHWEST GA, CATOOSA CO. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, CATOOSA CO. SHERIFF’S OFFICE, CHATTANOOGA ALLERGY CLINIC, CITY OF RINGGOLD, CONVERGYS, DADE HEALTH AND REHAB, ENVIROGUARD PEST SOLUTIONS INC, EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT PROFESSIONAL, GA VOC REHABILITATION AGENCY, HAYS STATE PRISON, HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF FT OGLETHORPE, HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES, LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY SERVICES, LOWES HOME CENTER, MATTEX USA MFG LLC, MOHAWK INDUSTRIES, PAXTON FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC, PROPEX OPERATING CO LLC, RESCARE HOMECARE, RINGGOLD TELEPHONE COMPANY, ROPER CORPORATION, ROSEDALE TRANSPORT INC., RUBY FALLS LLC, SHAW INDUSTRIES, SMC CORPORATION OF AMERICA, STRUCTURAL EMPLOYMENT EC DEV C, TIDRA STAFFING, TITAN SECURITY SERVICES, VERIZON WIRELESS, VICTORY SIGN INDUSTRIES LTD, WELF TV 23, WELLS FARGO BANK

Be prepared for interviews.
Bring several copies of your resume.
Dress for success.

SPONSORED BY:
City of Ringgold – Downtown Development Authority, Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Department of Labor

Cats Fact On Giraffes

Posted: July 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

Fun Fact of the Day from GNTC: The tallest giraffe on record is less than a third of the height of the tallest dinosaur from the past.
Go Cats!

Sheliah Hogg was selected as the first recipient of the David Adam Scholarship to attend Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC). The scholarship was established by the Ronald Adam family in memory of David Wayne Adam (1971-1988) a student at Cedartown High School.

One scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate of Cedartown High School (CHS) to attend Georgia Northwestern. The scholarship will cover four semesters of education, to be completed within two years.

The scholarship will be funded annually by contributions to GNTC from the Adam family. It is a full scholarship that will cover tuition, book cost, and fees per semester at any Georgia Northwestern campus.

“I wanted to say thank you so very much to the Ronald Adam family,” said Hogg. “This is helping me to complete my dreams.”

Hogg was chosen by a committee of three Cedartown High School teachers.

Applicants for the scholarship must graduate Cedartown High School with a passing GPA of C minus or higher, obtain two letters of recommendation from high school teachers, and file a timely application with the CHS eligibility committee. The application must include a statement that defines the reason for applying for the scholarship.

The first criteria for the award is financial need and the second preference is given to individuals not eligible for the HOPE Scholarship.

For more information regarding the David Adam Scholarship, contact the Cedartown High School Counselor’s Office at (770) 748-0490.

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.

Registration has been extended for the Certified Nursing Assistant Class!

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class at GNTC will begin on Monday, July 14, 2014 and will meet on Monday and Tuesday evenings through September 22, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. each night on the Walker County Campus in building 600 in room 6103. Cost of tuition is $295.00 plus books. Registration deadline has been extended until Thursday, July 10th. Call 706-764-3591 or email dhenderson@gntc.edu if you would like to register or need additional information.

Sheliah Hogg was selected as the first recipient of the David Adam Scholarship to attend Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC). The scholarship was established by the Ronald Adam family in memory of David Wayne Adam (1971-1988) a student at Cedartown High School.

One scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduate of Cedartown High School (CHS) to attend Georgia Northwestern. The scholarship will cover four semesters of education, to be completed within two years.

The scholarship will be funded annually by contributions to GNTC from the Adam family. It is a full scholarship that will cover tuition, book cost, and fees per semester at any Georgia Northwestern campus.

“I wanted to say thank you so very much to the Ronald Adam family,” said Hogg. “This is helping me to complete my dreams.”

Hogg was chosen by a committee of three Cedartown High School teachers.

Applicants for the scholarship must graduate Cedartown High School with a passing GPA of C minus or higher, obtain two letters of recommendation from high school teachers, and file a timely application with the CHS eligibility committee. The application must include a statement that defines the reason for applying for the scholarship.

The first criteria for the award is financial need and the second preference is given to individuals not eligible for the HOPE Scholarship.

For more information regarding the David Adam Scholarship, contact the Cedartown High School Counselor’s Office at (770) 748-0490.

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.

Your Cats Country Fun Fact of the Day: Tired of your horrible phone service/phone? Remember this tidbit. More than half of the world’s population has never made or received a phone call EVER!