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GPTC Introduces Advanced Manufacturing Lab
Courses will help prepare Students for Manufacturing Jobs requiring Digital and Industrial Skills

June 13, 2017

On Monday, June 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., Georgia Piedmont Technical College will announce the roll-out of its new Advanced Manufacturing Lab. The event will be held at its Newton campus (Building A, 16200 Alcovy-Jersey Road, Covington, Georgia 30014). 

The lab is designed for individuals who are interested in pursuing manufacturing sector careers.  Special invited guests include Technical College System of Georgia Deputy Commissioner, Matt Arthur; manufacturers, community and business leaders from Rockdale, Newton, Morgan and DeKalb counties; K-12 school superintendents and CEOs of the career academies; and elected and appointed officials.   

The occasion will also serve as a “soft launch” of the Newton Campus’ 20th Anniversary, which is planned for October 2017.   Boxed lunches will be served.

WHO:         Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s Advanced Manufacturing Center

WHAT:           Roll-out of Advanced Manufacturing Lab

WHEN:           Monday, June 19, 2017
                        11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.     

WHERE:        Georgia Piedmont’s Newton Campus
                        Building A, 16200 Alcovy Road, Covington, Georgia 30014

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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, 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, 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

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