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GPTC’s Adult Ed Division Gears Up to Help Afghan Refugees

CLARKSTON, GA — The images from Afghanistan have been harrowing. Thousands of people desperately trying to find seats on airplanes and helicopters so they can escape the violent Taliban rule. Many who managed to flee are on their way not only to Georgia but to what’s been called the country’s most diverse square mile — … Continue Reading →

GPTC, Mercer University Sign Transfer Agreement

ATLANTA – Mercer University and Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) recently signed a new transfer articulation agreement through 2024. “Through our continued partnership, Mercer and GPTC are able to provide greater access to education throughout the state of Georgia and the Metro Atlanta area. This agreement will provide more students with a pathway to achieve … Continue Reading →

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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 PracticalNursing.org. GPTC ranked fourth among the 21 community, technical, and private schools surveyed. PracticalNursing.org reviews first-time pass rates of the NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination – Practical Nursing), which is used by state boards of … Continue Reading →

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2021 Regional Job Fair a Huge Success for Attendees, Community

2021 Regional Job Fair On July 22, a regional job fair hosted by Georgia Piedmont Technical College and community partners from Newton and Walton counties proved to be hugely successful. About 55 employers from several industries including healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, and law enforcement were represented. More than 160 attendees came to the event; many leaving … 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 →