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 →

Get to know Tina-Kay Rhoden: GPTC’s 2019 GOAL Student of the Year

Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s 2019 GOAL Student of the Year, Tina-Kay Rhoden of Conyers, left, joins her practical nursing program instructor and GOAL award nominator Denise Beckford at the regional GOAL competition March 5 in Gainesville. (March 13, 2019) — Tina-Kay Rhoden of Conyers may be the fifth member of her family to graduate from … Continue Reading →

Georgia Piedmont Technical College Partners with Congressman Jody Hice, Regional Economic Development Offices to Host Job Fair

(DeKalb County, October 9, 2018) – – Job seekers hoping to find a new job, a better job, or perhaps a different career path discovered a wealth of exciting opportunities on Friday, October 5, 2018 at the Regional Job Fair hosted by Georgia Piedmont Technical College, in partnership with Congressman Jody Hice and the economic … Continue Reading →

New U.S. Citizens Recognized at Georgia Piedmont’s 15th Annual Citizenship Celebration

(DeKalb County, September 17, 2018) – Georgia Piedmont Technical College today hosted its 15th annual Constitution Day and U.S. Citizenship Celebration. Candidates for citizenship participated in a naturalization ceremony conducted by Mr. Dana Clemens, section chief, Atlanta Field Office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security. The ceremony began with … Continue Reading →

Georgia Piedmont Technical College Welcomes New President, Dr. Tavarez Holston

(DeKalb County, September 6, 2018) – – The state board of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) today approved Commissioner Matt Arthur’s appointment of Dr. Tavarez Holston as the new president of Georgia Piedmont Technical College. Dr. Holston will assume his official leadership duties on September 10, 2018. “Dr. Holston’s experience in, and passion … Continue Reading →

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Georgia Piedmont Technical College Foundation Awards Scholarships to Students as Fall Semester Gets Underway

(DeKalb County, August 21, 2018) – – Several students are arriving on the campus of Georgia Piedmont Technical College with scholarship money in hand as classes begin this week. The Georgia Piedmont Technical College Foundation awarded scholarships to six deserving students. Prospective recipients fill out an application form and, in some instances, submit a written … Continue Reading →