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COVID-19 update (3/27/20):

Governor Brian Kemp issued an Executive Order yesterday stating "all TCSG colleges will remain closed for in-person instruction with limited exceptions through the rest of the Spring 2020 semester." We now will extend our online classroom instruction to the end of the semester which was previously announced yesterday as May 7. 

However, there are some limited exceptions noted by the Governor where in-person instruction may be allowed, and currently, our goal is to apply for these exceptions for our students needing lab hours. Modifications for the number of people gathered at a time in a lab is obviously one of the major hurdles we are trying to work through with the state. As soon as we have details regarding how this will work in each of our labs, our instructors will communicate that information with you. We, again, thank you for your patience as we work through numerous scenarios and make decisions that keep your best interest, academic success and well being as our top priorities. 

The college’s originally scheduled graduation will be postponed to a later date to be determined.


NGTC Student Named 2020 EAGLE Winner

Clarkesville, GA — North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) recently named Vincent Sandlin of Cleveland, Ga., the 2020 Exceptional Adult Education in Literacy Education (EAGLE) winner. The EAGLE award is designed to create greater awareness of educational opportunities available in local communities across the state and to foster involvement in lifelong learning pursuits.

Sandlin says he chose to pursue a GED because he was in a homeschool setting. He had significant gaps that needed filling and he felt that the GED was the best option for him. Sandlin shares that he feels that most homeschooled students are always second-guessing themselves and wondering if they are good enough, smart enough and if they will ever have a successful future. He wanted to show himself and everyone that he could continue his education and be a role model for kids who were wanting to continue their education.

“For me, Adult Education has been a lighthouse of hope and prosperity in an ocean of endless doubts about my academic abilities,” said Vincent. “Obtaining a GED has allowed me to pursue my dreams of higher education as an architectural engineer by enrolling in the engineering technology program at NGTC."

According to his instructor Jacqueline Townley, Vincent began the NGTC Adult Education Program with a lack of confidence, but that has been replaced with a healthy self-esteem.

“He has developed this quality by setting goals, working diligently toward those goals, and then experiencing deserved and earned success. It has been a joy to watch him grow in confidence while maintaining his humility and appreciative nature,” said Townley.

Sandlin is originally from Flowery Branch, Ga., and now resides in White County.

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