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NGTC Leads Energy Tour for Local Business and Industry Leaders

North Georgia Technical College recently hosted a regional workforce tour with 31 business and industry leaders from around North Georgia. Representatives from American Woodmark, ASI, Nifco/KTW, Ross Controls, TenCate, Pharma-Tech Inc., Ethicon, Fenner-Dunlop, Franklin and Stephens County Schools, Stephens Co. Development Authority and WorkSource Georgia Mountains toured Duke Energy’s Oconee Nuclear Power Station and Borg-Warner’s manufacturing facility in Oconee County, South Carolina.

Shown Left to Right: Northeast Georgia Antique Auto & Truck Club Representative Grady Cowart, scholarship recipients Austin Sprinkle and Austin Pulliam, Northeast Georgia Antique Auto & Truck Club Representative Larry Christie, NGTC Instructors Clayton Smith, Stoney Farmer, David Rice and Neil Youngblood, and NGTC Foundation Director Cynthia Brown.

Northeast Georgia Antique Auto and Truck Club Scholarships Awarded

The North Georgia Technical College Foundation recently received a $1,000 student scholarship donation from the Northeast Georgia Antique Auto and Truck Club. The Club has awarded $500 scholarships to two NGTC automotive students annually for over 17 years. The funds, which are proceeds from the annual Northeast Georgia Antique Auto Region Car and Truck Show, are made available to the winners to purchase tools and equipment for their chosen profession. This year’s winners are Austin Pulliam from Toccoa, and Austin Sprinkle from Clarkesville.

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NGTC Initiates Signing Days for High School Graduates

North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) is celebrating the future generation of technical education students by hosting its first signing days ceremonies for high school graduates enrolling at NGTC fall semester. 

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NGTC Alumni Association Seeks Annual Alumni Award Nominations

Each year the North Georgia Technical College Alumni Association gathers for an annual meeting and awards luncheon. This year, the luncheon will be held on Saturday, June 8, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

2019 team members pictured, Front Row, Left to Right: Ethan Allen, Lily House, Stephanie Smith, and Craig Thurmond. Back Row, Left to Right: Juan Navarrete, Daniel Gamble, Hector Balderas, and Corey McDonald.

NGTC Horticulture Team Ranked 27 in the Nation Among Big Universities

The North Georgia Technical College Horticulture Department recently traveled to the 43rd Annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition held at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Team members attending this year’s competition were Hector Balderas of Mountain City, Daniel Gamble of Mt. Airy, Stephanie Smith of Toccoa, Juan Navarrete of Clarkesville, Corey McDonald of Toccoa, Ethan Allen of Cleveland and Lilly House of Demorest.

NTHS Inductees pictured, front row, from left, Karen Roche, Jessica Black, Ashley Mayer, Amelia Hill, Amy Power, Addie Pitts and Yesica Duran-Mora. Back row, from left, Joshua Ward, Logan Galloway, Evelyn Bowen, Allison Wall, Reginald McCord, Jonah Cain and Trista Kurz.

Clarkesville Campus Inducts New Members Into NTHS

North Georgia Technical College recently inducted new members into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). The NTHS is America’s highest award for excellence in career and technical education. The mission of the organization is to honor student achievements and leadership, promote educational excellence and enhance career opportunities. NTHS members will receive recognition in the form of identification on their transcripts, a special seal on their diploma and white stoles on their graduation robes.

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NGTC Photography Program Director Opens Exhibition in Demorest

North Georgia Technical College Photography Program Director, Jim Loring, opened a new photo exhibition at the Smith-Williams Art Studio in Demorest this week. The show, entitled No Boundaries, features humanitarian photography from around the world.

Pictured are, back row, from left, Pharma Tech Industries employees Leandrea Emmerich, Marilyn Whitehead, Cynthia Vilchiz, Luke Hollingsworth, Salina Curtis, Andy Bennett, Joey Cheek, Willie Thomas, Lee Burnside and Johnathan Hill. Front row, from left, are Jasmine Edinburgh, Marina De Souza, Lisa Addison, Bill Frazier, Kayla Smith, Chelsea Hill and Alma Medina.

NGTC Partners with Pharma Tech Industries to Teach Six Sigma Certification

North Georgia Technical College partnered with Pharma Tech Industries in Royston to offer the Six Sigma Program, a set of quality techniques and tools for process improvement. Pharma Tech Industries had employees complete the green belt certification, which consisted of 40 hours of classroom and hands-on performance. The class was conducted by North Georgia Technical College instructor William Frazier.


NGTC increases spring enrollment - continues to offer tuition-free programs

North Georgia Technical College has seen an increase in college-wide enrollment for the spring semester. Enrollment numbers for all three NGTC campuses are up from last year by 2.2%. Currently there are 2,528 of students spanning campuses in Clarkesville, Blairsville and Currahee.

Left to Right: Accepting the award on behalf of the Foundation Board were, from left, TCSG Commissioner Matt Arthur, NGTC Foundation Director Cynthia Brown, Foundation Board Member Don Higgins, NGTC President Dr. Mark Ivester and former TCFA President Larry Paulk.

NGTC Foundation Board of Trustees Recognized as Role Model Board

The North Georgia Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees was recently recognized as a role model board by the Technical College Foundation Association (TCFA).