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GPTC Practical Nursing program Ranks #4 Statewide

The practical nursing program at Georgia Piedmont Technical College has been named one of the best in the state by GPTC ranked fourth among the 21 community, technical, and private schools surveyed. reviews first-time pass rates of the NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination – Practical Nursing), which is used by state boards of … Continue Reading →

GPTC receives $95K Johnson Controls Community College Partnership Program grant

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) received a $95,000 grant as part of the Johnson Controls Community College Partnership Program, which aims to equip students with in-demand knowledge and skills to support employment upon graduation. GPTC is one of ten technical and community colleges across the nation receiving grants for the 2021‒2022 academic year but the … Continue Reading →

GPTC’s new Residential Building Design program, first of its kind in U.S.

Students enrolling in Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s (GPTC) online Residential Building Design Technology (RBDT) program during its inaugural term in Fall Semester 2021 won’t find another program like it in the nation. The new program, created and taught by industry professionals to train in-demand residential design technicians, is the first and only associate degree of its kind … Continue Reading →

In-person Regional Job Fair planned at GPTC Newton July 22

Organizers gathered recently to prepare for the first in-person Regional Job Fair in two years at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. Representatives of business and educational communities in two counties gathered Friday to discuss the 2021 Regional Job Fair scheduled for July 22 at GPTC’s Newton campus conference center on Bob Williams Parkway in Covington. The … Continue Reading →

GPTC and DeKalb County Jail Celebrate New Inmate Learning Center

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office unveiled its newly-renovated Career Learning Center for DeKalb Jail inmates with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, June 19, 2021. DeKalb Sheriff Melody M. Maddox hosted the event with the agency’s new corporate partners and longtime supporters of the jail’s inmate education programs. “We are grateful for contributions from Delta Air … Continue Reading →

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 →