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GPTC is Charged Up!

July 24, 2017

Green SceneGeorgia Piedmont Technical College will host an official Ribbon-Cutting ceremony today at 11:00 AM on its Newton Campus D, 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington, Georgia 30014, to present two new Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations. In an effort to “amp up” its charging station options, Georgia Piedmont will officially unveil two additional campus locations where EVs can top off their battery pack. For more than a year the DeKalb campus in Clarkston has had electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the garage under the Conference Center.

“In an effort to expand our charging options, we have added an additional two locations on our Newton Campus where anyone can now plug-in via two locations on our Newton campus,” stated Dr. Jabari Simama, President, Georgia Piedmont Technical College. “We are now able to provide charging stations in front of our Newton B campus location and our Newton D campus and Conference Center. Now that Georgia Piedmont Tech has come on-line with its EV charging stations, our campus is one of only four public charging stations within a 14-mile radius of our Newton campus. Following the unveiling, we will have two additional locations on campus where EVs can top off their battery pack. Those in attendance will have an opportunity to view the zowie new cars in the college fleet, as well as demo cars from other manufacturers.”

Georgia Piedmont Technical College

Electrical Car Charging Station Ribbon-Cutting

Today, July 18, 2017, 11:00 AM

Newton Campus D
8100 Bob Williams Parkway
Covington, GA 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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