GPTC and Georgia Southwestern State sign new agreement for Long-Term Care Management program

Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) and Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) signed a new articulation agreement which is designed to ensure a smooth transition from associate degree programs at GPTC to GSW’s Long-Term Care Management (LTCM) program. “We are excited to partner with Georgia Piedmont Technical College in educating the caregivers our aging and disabled … Continue Reading →

Former inmates earn welding certification through DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office training program at GPTC

By way of DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office’s Vocational Careers for Inmate Rehabilitation Program, 13 former DeKalb County inmates now have new skills to use in the welding field. Launched in August 2019, the program trains and certifies inmates for careers in welding after they are released from jail and has a goal of redirecting inmates’ … Continue Reading →

GPTC and six area industries sign mechatronics apprenticeship training agreements

To address the shortage of workers in advanced manufacturing jobs across the region, six industries in DeKalb, Newton and Rockdale counties signed agreements with Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) and ten student apprentices in Covington on Dec. 14. The agreements signify the beginning of a three-year commitment including both technical classroom instruction and on-the-job training. … Continue Reading →

Georgia Piedmont Tech partners with Rep. Jody Hice to host virtual job fair Oct. 9

More than 350 jobseekers and 45 employers took advantage of the first-ever virtual job fair organized by Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) and its community partners in July. The success prompted the group to plan a second virtual fair in hopes of providing an innovative, convenient and safe way to strengthen the regional workforce during … Continue Reading →

GPTC welcomes four new members to its Board of Directors

With the addition of four new members, the August 25 meeting marked the first one of the 2020-2021 GPTC Board of Directors. This ten-member team of community and business leaders is committed to working in close cooperation with GPTC President Tavarez Holston to accomplish the college’s mission and goals. The meeting was held virtually via … Continue Reading →

First cohort of GA Dept. of Corrections transitional students complete GPTC Fast Track Welding program

  Six male students housed at the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) State Transitional Reentry Center were honored with a virtual graduation ceremony on August 10, 2020, as members of Cohort 1 of GPTC’s Fast Track Welding Program. The program is designed to provide valuable welding skills for students that will allow them to gain … Continue Reading →

GPTC waives application fee, suspends placement exam for summer and fall semesters

Georgia Piedmont Technical College is making it easier and more affordable to apply for admission for this year’s summer and fall semesters, in light of the COVID-19 health crisis. President Tavarez Holston recently announced a waiver of the admissions application fee through May 30. The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) also announced it is … Continue Reading →

Georgia Piedmont Technical College honors top student and faculty member for 2020

A Paralegal Studies program student and mother of five took Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s (GPTC) highest student distinction Jan. 23, while a mathematics instructor in the school’s GED Test preparation division became the first Adult Education teacher in GPTC’s history to be named its top faculty member. GPTC narrowed the field of 28 student nominees … Continue Reading →

Georgia Piedmont Technical College to name 2020 Student and Instructor of the Year Jan. 23

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) announced its 28 student nominees and four finalists for the 2020 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) Dec. 16. The College will narrow the field Jan. 23 when it reveals the school’s one student who will represent GPTC as the GOAL Student of the Year. Georgia Piedmont Tech’s top four … Continue Reading →