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GPTC Partners with Multiple Agencies to Provide Seamless Education and Employment Access for Immigrants, Refugees – Collaboration coincides with World Refugee Day – June 20

June 3, 2022, CLARKSTON, GA – For eight years running, Georgia has been named the number one state in the nation in which to do business. But with that accolade comes a persistent challenge – serving the increasingly diverse Peach State population. Between 10 and 11 percent of Georgians – about one million people – … Continue Reading →

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GPTC Honors Graduates with Drive-Thru Ceremony

On Saturday, May 14, Georgia Piedmont Technical College celebrated a special group of students in grand fashion. A drive-thru graduation ceremony was held at the Clarkston campus for students who completed their studies over the last academic year (Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022). Balloons, banners, and signs donned the parking lot area around … Continue Reading →

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Ceremony Celebrates 50+ Graduates from GPTC’s Adult Ed Program

Students from Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s Adult Education program were the stars of the show at their commencement ceremony on April 21. The more than 50 students were joined by a packed house of family, friends, and other supporters at the DeKalb Conference Center on the GPTC campus. Thirty-eight students earned their high school equivalency … Continue Reading →

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Multi-Governmental Agencies Invest in GPTC Transportation Center

April 25, 2022     CLARKSTON, GA –   Federal, state, and local governmental agencies are financially empowering the development and training of the area’s logistics and transportation workforce. The renovation and construction of Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s Regional Transportation Training Center (RTTC) in Lithonia comes with an estimated $11.9M price tag but thanks to a local … Continue Reading →

Deaf Students at GPTC thrive, thanks to Special Services Team

Twenty-year-old Georgia Piedmont Technical College welding student Eddie Beasley of Lithonia looks like any other college student. He has an easy smile, a laid-back attitude, and a good group of friends. It’s not until you see him signing back and forth with his peers and GPTC interpreters that you realize something is a little different. … Continue Reading →

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U.S. Attorney General, VIPs Honor DeKalb Police Program, Tour GPTC

Clarkston, GA – March 18, 2022 – The DeKalb Conference Center at Georgia Piedmont Technical College in Clarkston set the scene Thursday for a major nationally-recognized celebration. The Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Community Policing ceremony was highlighted by remarks from the nation’s top law enforcement official, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland. Also … Continue Reading →

GPTC Adult Ed Instructor Named State Finalist!

DeKalb County, GA – Georgia Piedmont Technical College Adult Education instructor Sean Denmark has been described as bringing an innovative and relatable presence to his English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom. Denmark uses visual examples and logical descriptions to explain what could be complicated concepts for his students. And now that innovation is being … Continue Reading →

Apprenticeship brings Industries, Employees & GPTC Together

Covington, GA – After a special signing ceremony at its Newton campus recently, Georgia Piedmont Technical College is now proud to welcome ten new students into its academic fold. These particular students are apprentices in a U.S. Department of Labor registered apprenticeship program. The program focus is industrial maintenance and has been customized to align … Continue Reading →

GPTC Announces Student, Teacher of the Year for 2022

Georgia Piedmont announced the winners of its GOAL (Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership) Student of the Year and RPA (Rick Perkins Award) Instructor of the Year on January 21 via a pre-recorded video. GPTC Air-Conditioning Technology Student and Early Childhood Education Instructor Earn Student & Teacher of the Year Accolades   Georgia Piedmont Technical College … Continue Reading →