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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 →

Former inmates earn welding certification through DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office training program at GPTC

By way of DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office’s Vocational Careers for Inmate Rehabilitation Program, 13 former DeKalb County inmates now have new skills to use in the welding field. Launched in August 2019, the program trains and certifies inmates for careers in welding after they are released from jail and has a goal of redirecting inmates’ … Continue Reading →

GPTC and six area industries sign mechatronics apprenticeship training agreements

To address the shortage of workers in advanced manufacturing jobs across the region, six industries in DeKalb, Newton and Rockdale counties signed agreements with Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) and ten student apprentices in Covington on Dec. 14. The agreements signify the beginning of a three-year commitment including both technical classroom instruction and on-the-job training. … Continue Reading →

Georgia Piedmont Tech partners with Rep. Jody Hice to host virtual job fair Oct. 9

More than 350 jobseekers and 45 employers took advantage of the first-ever virtual job fair organized by Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) and its community partners in July. The success prompted the group to plan a second virtual fair in hopes of providing an innovative, convenient and safe way to strengthen the regional workforce during … Continue Reading →

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 partners with community organizations to host first-ever virtual job fair July 30

With the Georgia Department of Labor’s recent announcement of the state’s unemployment rate at 9.7 percent for the month of May, employers and jobseekers alike are finding more creative ways to connect their employment needs during the current COVID-19 health crisis. Local community partners in Newton and Walton counties believe they can help through the … Continue Reading →