Georgia Piedmont Tech plans for $5.77M transportation and logistics training center

With logistics-related fields employing nearly 200,000 Georgians and transportation workers occupying one out of every 14 jobs in the state, Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s (GPTC) planned expansion of its Regional Transportation Training Center in DeKalb County promises to fuel the burgeoning workforce needs along the I-20 corridor. On May 10 Gov. Brian Kemp signed off … Continue Reading →

Graduate leaves homeland to forge success with GPTC

ESL graduate Marbella Otero with GPTC President Tavarez Holston.  The English as a Second Language (ESL) graduation credential at Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) is more than a crowning achievement for Marbella Otero; it could be the bridge she needs to cross in order to enter the workforce in the United States. In August 2016, … Continue Reading →

GPTC Newton Campus to open as vaccination site beginning April 19

Monday, April 19, the Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Departments will open a mass vaccination site in Newton County, located at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Newton Campus in Building D – 8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington. The site will be operational Monday through Wednesday each week by appointment only. Dependent on vaccine availability, Pfizer … Continue Reading →

GPTC honors top GOAL student and Rick Perkins Award faculty member for 2021

  An Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology program student earned Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s (GPTC) highest student distinction in a virtual announcement March 17. During the same online ceremony, an instructor who focuses her time teaching incarcerated men and women in local jails became only the second Adult Education program teacher in GPTC’s history to … Continue Reading →

THERE IS HOPE: GPTC President Holston highlights technical colleges as catalyst for economic recovery post-pandemic

Dr. Tavarez Holston’s opinion-editorial article, highlighting how he believes technical colleges like GPTC will be at the forefront of the nation’s economic recovery after the pandemic is behind us, was published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution GET SCHOOLED blog on March 15, 2021. THERE IS HOPE: The road to economic recovery can be traveled in … Continue Reading →

GPTC to name 2021 GOAL Student and Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year March 17

  Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) recently announced its 18 student nominees and five semi-finalists for the 2021 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL). In a virtual announcement from President Tavarez Holston on March 17, the College will narrow the field when it reveals the school’s one student who will represent GPTC as the GOAL … Continue Reading →

Huber Corporation donates for GPTC Industrial Maintenance scholarships

Women and students of color with dreams of entering the field of advanced manufacturing now have a better chance, thanks to a generous scholarship donation from the J.M. Huber Corporation. The company learned about Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s (GPTC) Industrial Maintenance pre-apprenticeship program and offered to establish a scholarship to support and encourage students to … Continue Reading →

Where is she now? GPTC’s 2020 GOAL winner Mandy Higginbotham

Mandy Higginbotham, 2020 GOAL winner For Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) graduate and 2020 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) award winner and Student of the Year, Mandy Higginbotham, taking the first step toward a brighter future was not easy – but necessary. “I had stayed at home for 10 years with kids,” Higginbotham, mother … Continue Reading →

Technical College System of Georgia

U.S. Dept. of Labor Awards TCSG $4.85M in Strengthening Community College Training Grants, GPTC included

The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) announced the award of $4.85 million to a consortium of Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) colleges to help meet labor market demands for a skilled workforce. The “Strengthening Community Colleges Training Grants” aim to address the skill development needs of employers and to support workers in gaining skills … Continue Reading →

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 →