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GPTC’s Commercial Driver’s License Program gets big boost from State of GA

Georgia Piedmont Technical College has been named a big winner in the latest distribution of the Georgia Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER II) aimed at rebuilding our economy and educational excellence amidst the COVID pandemic. Two million dollars is earmarked to help fund GPTC’s commercial truck driving program in Newton County. The money will go … Continue Reading →

GPTC welding team design and build custom grill, trailer for use in future events

A custom-made grill/smoker and trailer -designed and built by students- took center stage at a cook-out at Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s Newton campus. Faculty and staff fired up the new grill on Monday, December 6 at the Building D/Conference Center in Covington. Besides being built entirely by GPTC students and faculty, the materials needed were donated by a Newton-based small business owner. The project started with an idea and then a conversation.  … Continue Reading →

Zanzibar Native Named GPTC Adult Ed Student of the Year

Twenty-nine-year-old Shay Sheha immigrated to Georgia from Zanzibar two years ago and has already made a huge impression. So much so that he has been named the 2022 EAGLE (Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education) winner for Georgia Piedmont Technical College. He will head to Atlanta this March to compete against winners from other schools … Continue Reading →

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GPTC Named in Top Ten Best Colleges in GA for Associate Degrees

Georgia Piedmont Technical College as one of the top 10 institutions in the state for students to earn their associate degrees. The ranking comes from online evaluator, University HQ; Methodology used includes data collected from various government and non-government related sources like NCES (National Center for Education Statistics), The U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard, … Continue Reading →

GPTC Exceeds Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraising Goal

Think pink. We hear that phrase every October as a reminder to keep breast cancer awareness at the front of our minds. At Georgia Piedmont Technical College, the student activities team added some green to their thoughts of pink this year. A total of $1,339 was raised for breast cancer awareness and donated to the … Continue Reading →

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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 GPTC ranked fourth among the 21 community, technical, and private schools surveyed. 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 →