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Community residents turn out for Georgia Piedmont Tech and Rockdale County Career & Education EXPO

July 15, 2012

Residents of Rockdale County and surrounding communities attended a Career & Education EXPO, hosted by Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) and Rockdale County Government, held at Salem High School in Conyers, Ga. Saturday. The festive, free community event highlighted GPTC’s various programs of study and Rockdale County’s outreach to improve the state of employment in the area.

The expo provided an opportunity for attendees to meet with representatives of approximately 30 exhibitors, including GPTC academic programs, admission and career services; the Georgia Department of Labor; military recruiters; Rockdale County social-services programs; and other metro-area colleges and universities.

“I’m considering jobs and the fields of automotive and computer technology,” said Conyers resident Sean Reilly, who attended the weekend expo.

Newton County resident Michelle Evans, who also attended, said she came out because she is planning to go back to school.

“My daughter is soon to be graduating high school. So, I figure she’s going to be ‘off to college’ and so will I. We can help each other,” said Evans. “Today’s event was very informative for me, particularly with all the different tables of exhibits and their information. Variety—I liked that.”

Photo: VP of Economic Development Richard Smith speaks to expo attendees.

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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

A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.