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Zaundra Brown
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GPTC Partners with Northeast Georgia Regional Commission and Westbury Health Center to Offer Certified Nurse Assistant CE Program 
First Pinning Ceremony to be held in February

DeKalb County - February 02, 2016

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is pleased to announce its Nurse Pinning Ceremony, Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 6:00 PM, at the college’s Newton Campus, 8100 Bobby Williams Parkway, Covington, Georgia.

GPTC is partnering with the Northeast Georgia Regional Commission and Westbury Health Center to offer a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) continuing education program. Students graduating from this state-approved program will be recognized on during this ceremony.

The session is nine weeks, and participants are required to attend class eight hours per day on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Although this program is considered a non-credit program, once participants complete the coursework, they are eligible to take the National Nurse Aide competency exam.  Upon completion of the requirements, graduates are then placed on the State of Georgia’s Nurse Aide Registry.  Funded through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), this program prepares students for entry-level positions as nursing assistants in nursing homes, health care agencies, and hospitals.  For more information regarding the pinning ceremony, please contact Nicole Nixon at nixonn@gptc.edu, or 404-297-9522 ext. 5029.

WHO:             Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) 
WHAT:          Nurse Pinning Ceremony   
WHEN:          February 9, 2016,  6:00 p.m.
WHERE:       Newton Campus, 8100 Bobby Williams Parkway, Covington, GA

 

About the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 

WIOA supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.  It helps job seekers and workers access employment, education, training and support services to succeed in the labor market.  Congress passed WIOA, the first legislative reform of the public workforce system in more than 15 years, by a wide bipartisan majority.  Over 20 million people annually turn to workforce investment programs to obtain good jobs and a pathway to the middle class. 

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About Georgia Piedmont Technical College
Established in 1961, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is one of the top technical colleges in Georgia. As a student-centered institution, GPTC prepares individuals with the skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing, global economy. In August 2016, Georgia Piedmont was ranked among the top ten technical colleges in terms of enrollment by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. GPTC’s graduation rate is more than 74.3 percent, and its graduates secure employment at a level resulting in a 98.7 percent placement rate. With nearly 4,000 students, Georgia Piedmont’s adult education program is among the largest in the state. The college has 12 learning centers in DeKalb, Newton, Rockdale and Morgan counties. As set forth in its student catalog, Georgia Piedmont Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, veteran status, or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). Contact Lisa Peters, the ADA Coordinator, at 404/297-9522, ext. 1154, ADA504Coordinator@gptc.edu or at the main DeKalb campus, 495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 Room A-170; or Dr. Debra Gordon, the Title IX Coordinator, at 404/297-9522, ext. 1176, TitleIXCoordinator@gptc.edu or at the main DeKalb campus, 495 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021 Room A-103 for assistance. For more information about our graduation rates and other important program information, please visit our website at https://www.gptc.edu/gainfulemployment.

A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.