News & Press

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 →

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 →