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 →

Newton HIRE program partners seek local manufacturers to host industrial maintenance apprentices

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) has enhanced its efforts to strengthen the workforce pipeline for its industry partners in Newton County and to provide a re-entry point for local inmates currently incarcerated at the Newton County Jail. GPTC’s Economic Development Division is working with the Newton County Sheriff’s Department and Action Inc. to host the … Continue Reading →

Omni Machine Works equipment donation to help improve GPTC students’ job skills

Mark Engelbracht, president and founder of Omni Machine Works, Inc. in Covington, has a vested interest in seeing students in manufacturing-related programs at Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) get the best training possible, and on the best equipment. He recently donated a five-ton computer numerical control (CNC) machine to the college to do just that. … Continue Reading →

GPTC named 2019 Newton County Employer of the Year

Georgia Piedmont Technical College was honored to be recognized as the 2019 Newton County Employer of the Year by The Covington News and its community selection committee. The announcement was made in early March 2019, and GPTC President Holston and other members of the GPTC administration and faculty were on hand to receive the award … Continue Reading →

Meet Kelli Owen, GPTC’s 2019 Instructor of the Year

(April 10, 2019) — A tragic and personal loss changed the course of Kelli Owen’s educational and professional path when she was just 16 years old, and she has spent the last 22 years working to protect, to serve and to teach in the field of criminal justice as a result. Georgia Piedmont Technical College … Continue Reading →