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Newton HIRE program partners seek local manufacturers to host industrial maintenance apprentices

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) has enhanced its efforts to strengthen the workforce pipeline for its industry partners in Newton County and to provide a re-entry point for local inmates currently incarcerated at the Newton County Jail. GPTC’s Economic Development Division is working with the Newton County Sheriff’s Department and Action Inc. to host the … Continue Reading →

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’s Student & Teacher of the Year Announced

Photo: (L to R) Tina-Kay Rhoden – GOAL Winner; Kelli Owen – Rick Perkins Award Winner (DeKalb County, January 24, 2019) – – Tina-Kay Rhoden, an Interdisciplinary Studies student at Georgia Piedmont Technical College from Conyers has been named as the college’s winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL). The announcement was made … Continue Reading →

Georgia Piedmont Technical College’s Paralegal Program Director Passes Association Leadership Role to Colleague at Savannah Tech

(DeKalb County, November 19, 2018) – – Kye Haymore, the paralegal studies program director at Georgia Piedmont Technical College, recently relinquished her role as president of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE). Haymore was nominated for the president-elect post at the association’s 35th annual conference, which was held in the fall of 2016. In … Continue Reading →

Georgia Piedmont Technical College Foundation Receives $50,000 in Scholarships from The Merancas Foundation

(DeKalb County, November 1, 2018) – – Students experiencing financial hardships while pursuing their degree, diploma or technical certificate of credit at Georgia Piedmont Technical College soon will be getting some much-needed relief thanks to The Merancas Foundation, Inc.   That organization recently provided $50,000 to the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Foundation to assist current and … Continue Reading →