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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 →

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 →