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GPTC Graduates Fourth Center for Working Families Cohort

March 26, 2013

Congratulations to the students at The Center for Working Families, Inc. (TCWFI) This was our fourth cohort/group of students to complete the four week rigorous training.  Graduating students received Certificates of Completion in all four of the following areas:

OSHA 40 Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

Underground Storage Tank Awareness Training - UST Class C Operators Certificate

Green Remediation Training & Stormwater Management Training

Heavy Equipment Training - Flagger Certification

TCWFI is a non-profit organization located in Fulton County. Its mission is to serve unemployed and underemployed clients in the community. The organization was awarded a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide training the three areas and requested that the fourth (final week) be determined based upon regional demands. The Center for Working Families, Inc. has partnered with GPTC to train up to 80 students before August 2013. The program is free to the participants but they must fulfill the enrollment requirements and commit to the entire scope of the training program.

The students are very grateful for the opportunity and have expressed comments such as: "(GPTC instructor) was excellent and I loved the class"; "I feel that the information I've obtained is important for the field I am interested in"; "I really enjoy (GPTC instructor) he makes the class interesting."

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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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