NGTC News

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August


 

Students Named to North Georgia Tech’s President’s List

August 15, 2016
Clarkesville, GA – Dr. Mark Ivester, President of North Georgia Technical College, has announced the President’s List for Summer Semester 2016. The President’s List recognizes full-time students with a 4.0 GPA. Full-time students are those taking at least 12 credit hours with no developmental courses. Approximately 31 students were named to the President’s List.


Students Named to North Georgia Tech’s Honor Roll

August 15, 2016
Clarkesville, GA – Dr. Mark Ivester, President of North Georgia Technical College, has announced the Honor Roll for Summer Semester 2016. The Honor Roll recognizes full-time students with a 3.5 GPA. Full-time students are those taking at least 12 credit hours with no developmental courses. Approximately 32 students were named to the Honor Roll.


July


 

NGTC to Conduct Campus Emergency Exercise Drills

July 27, 2016
Clarkesville, GA — North Georgia Technical College will conduct three emergency
preparedness drills next week – one on each campus – that will involve faculty and staff
along with multiple law enforcement agencies. No students will be participating since
the college is between semesters.


June


 

New North Georgia Tech Horticulture Scholarship

June 22, 2016
Clarkesville, GA — North Georgia Technical College announces a new $1000 scholarship
available for horticulture students for fall semester 2016.


TCSG appoints Dr. Mark Ivester as new president of NGTC

June 2, 2016
ATLANTA – Commissioner Gretchen Corbin announced today that Dr. Mark Ivester will be the new president of North Georgia Technical College (NGTC). The state board of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) voted during its monthly meeting today to accept Commissioner Corbin’s recommendation of Mr. Ivester to the position.


May


 

Spring 2016 - Students Named to North Georgia Tech’s President’s

May 18, 2016
Clarkesville, GA – Dr. Gail Thaxton, President of North Georgia Technical College, has announced the President’s List for Spring Semester 2016. The President’s List recognizes full-time students with a 4.0 GPA.


Spring 2016 - Students Named to North Georgia Tech’s Honor Roll

May 18, 2016
Clarkesville, GA – Dr. Gail Thaxton, President of North Georgia Technical College, has announced the Honor Roll for Spring Semester 2016. The Honor Roll recognizes full-time students with a 3.5 GPA.


NGTC Horticulture Students Improving Campus Residence Life

May 11, 2016
Clarkesville, GA – Students from North Georgia Technical College’s Horticulture program recently completed a renovation of the landscaping around the college dormitory, Bryant Hall, visible from Highway 197.


NGTC Continuing Education: Massage Therapy & Lego Camp

May 10, 2016
Clarkesville, GA — North Georgia Technical College’s Continuing Education Department announces two upcoming classes for the community during May and June.


NGTC Foundation Second Chance Scholarship

May 2, 2016
The North Georgia Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees announces that an anonymous donation has been made for a newly established Second Chance Scholarship. The funds are designated for those who are currently or were formerly under sentence; are in good standing with the Georgia Department of Community Supervision; meet Adult Basic Education (GED®) or NGTC admission requirements; and have an unmet financial need. To apply or for more information, email cbrown@northgatech.edu or call 706-754-7714.


April


 

NGTC Offers Paint Your Own Canvas Workshop

April 21, 2016
North Georgia Technical College’s Continuing Education Department will be offering a Paint Your Own Canvas class at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 5, in room 236 in Visual Tech Building on the Clarkesville Campus. Cost for the class is $35, and canvas, brushes and paints are provided. The deadline to register is May 1.


March


 

State Workforce Team Launches Scholarship and Grant Program

March 31, 2016
Clarkesville, GA — North Georgia Technical College is offering $1000 scholarships to qualified students under the new Go Build Georgia High Demand Career Scholarships Program and encourages local middle and high schools to apply for funding up to $500 from the newly established Go Build Georgia Grant program. The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Workforce division recently announced the launch of the grant and scholarship program designed to strengthen Georgia’s skilled-trade workforce through its Go Build Georgia program.


NGTC Spring Plant Sale Dates Announced

March 29, 2016
Clarkesville, GA — North Georgia Technical College will host their annual spring plant sale from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 25-28, at the Clarkesville campus greenhouse.


NGTC Students Earn Medals at SkillsUSA Contest

March 28, 2016
Clarkesville, GA — Students in a variety of programs at North Georgia Technical College competed at the state SkillsUSA competition and brought home first place in three categories and second and third places in seven additional categories.


Horticulture Students at NGTC Rank 16th in Nation

March 22, 2016
Clarkesville, GA — NGTC horticulture students brought home several distinguished awards including a team ranking of 16th in the nation after competing in the 40th annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition held at Mississippi State University this past weekend. Thirteen horticulture students competed in 28 events against 63 schools from both two-year and four-year colleges and universities. NGTC students placed first, second and third in three individual events and in the top 20 nationally in several other events.


NGTC to Host Nursing Degree Information Sessions for Prospective

MARCH 8, 2016
Clarkesville, GA — North Georgia Technical College will host two individual informational sessions for prospective students interested in obtaining an associate of science degree in nursing (ASN) on March 15 and 22, 2016.


February


 

Charles Hill Named NGTC's 2016 Rick Perkins Award Recipient

February 16, 2016
Each year faculty and staff at North Georgia Technical College nominate instructors who exemplify excellence in teaching. The nominees participate in a series of interviews which help determine the winner. The instructor chosen to receive the award will go on to represent the college at the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Education competition in the spring. This year’s NGTC winner was announced at a breakfast honoring all nominees on January 14, 2016. The 2016 winner is Emergency Medical Services Program Director and Instructor Charles Hill of Cleveland.


NGTC Announces Summer and Fall Graduates

February 8, 2016
Clarkesville, GA – North Georgia Technical College is pleased to announce that 358 students completed their program of study during the 2015 summer and fall semesters. For all degree and diploma graduates wishing to participate, a formal commencement ceremony was held on Thursday, Jan. 21, at The Torch in Demorest with Matt Arthur, deputy director for the Technical College System of Georgia, delivering the keynote address.


Jason Egerton Named NGTC’s 2016 GOAL Winner

February 2, 2016
Clarkesville, GA — Jason Egerton received North Georgia Technical College’s 2016 Georgia Occupational Award for Leadership (GOAL) at a recent Habersham Rotary meeting and was recognized along with his nominating instructor, Christy Bivins.


January Press Releases


 

NGTC GED Students` Positively Impacted by National Test Changes

January 27, 2016
Clarkesville, GA — Almost 50 students of North Georgia Technical College’s GED Adult Education program may achieve a passing grade on their GED® test thanks to new scoring enhancements by the national GED® Testing Service.


North Georgia Tech and Goodwill Host Open House for Adult Ed.

January 7, 2016
Clarkesville, GA — North Georgia Technical College and Goodwill is hosting an open house for the Adult Learning Center’s new location of day classes for GED students from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Cornelia Goodwill Career Center at 308 Habersham Hill Court.


NGTC Ranks 13th in Fastest Growing Colleges

JANUARY 7, 2016
Clarkesville, GA — North Georgia Technical College was recently recognized in Community College Week Magazine as one of the fastest growing two-year colleges from the latest national data available from fall 2013 to fall 2014.


NGTC Celebrates Pharmacy Tech. and Medical Assisting Students

January 6, 2016
North Georgia Technical College recently celebrated Pharmacy Technology and Medical Assisting students’ completion of their academic coursework as they earned their professional pins in their respective programs.


December Press Releases


 

Students Named to North Georgia Tech’s President’s List

December 15, 2015
Clarkesville, GA – Dr. Mark Ivester, Acting President of North Georgia Technical College, has announced the President’s List for Fall Semester 2015. The President’s List recognizes full-time students with a 4.0 GPA. Full-time students are those taking at least 12 credit hours with no developmental courses. Approximately 156 students were named to the President’s List.


Students Named to North Georgia Tech’s Honor Roll

December 15, 2015
Clarkesville, GA – Dr. Mark Ivester, Acting President of North Georgia Technical College, has announced the Honor Roll for Fall Semester 2015. The Honor Roll recognizes full-time students with a 3.5 GPA. Full-time students are those taking at least 12 credit hours with no developmental courses. Approximately 168 students were named to the Honor Roll.


Grace Todd Winner of 2015 NGTC EAGLE Award

December 15, 2015
Clarkesville, GA — Grace Todd of Stephens County has been selected as North Georgia Technical College’s 2015 Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) winner. Students who have demonstrated superior achievement in adult education programs are nominated by their instructors for this tribute.


NGTC Receives Robot Donation for Industrial Systems Tech Program

December 9, 2015
North Georgia Technical College recently received a high tech ABB robotic machine donation from TI Automotive in Lavonia, Ga. The machine, an IRB 2400 ABB Robot Model 98, will benefit the Industrial Systems Program at NGTC where a robot technician class will be offered beginning fall semester in 2016.


NGTC Foundation Receives $5000 for Criminal Justice Program

December 3, 2015
Clarkesville, GA — The North Georgia Technical College Foundation recently received a check for $5,000 from detective agency Phillips and Associates Inc. in Toccoa, Ga., to be used for five $1,000 scholarships for students in the Criminal Justice Program at North Georgia Technical College.


North Georgia Technical College Hosts Poinsettia Sale

December 1, 2015
Clarkesville, GA — North Georgia Technical College is hosting their annual poinsettia sale for the holidays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Dec. 7-10, at the Clarkesville campus greenhouse location.


November Press Releases


 

Georgia Driver’s Education Commission Awards Grant to NGTC

November 4, 2015
(Clarkesville) North Georgia Technical College is pleased to announce it has been awarded a grant in the amount of $17,840 from the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission.


October Press Releases


 

SEMC Awards Its First Brian Johnson Memorial Scholarship

October 29, 2015
The Sawnee Electric Membership Foundation (Foundation), the non-profit charitable conduit for Sawnee EMC, announced today that it has awarded its first Brian Johnson Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, which was established by the Foundation in May and is limited to students participating in the Technical College System of Georgia’s Electrical Lineworker Program, is being awarded to Mr. Jacob Brooks of Dawsonville, Georgia.


American Woodmark donates to NGTC Foundation

October 29, 2015
The North Georgia Technical College Foundation recently received a $1000 contribution to be used for purchasing new
equipment for the Industrial Systems Technology Program at North Georgia Technical College.
American Woodmark Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of kitchen and bath cabinets for the remodeling
and new home construction markets.


NGTC Auto Students Receive Scholarships

October 15, 2015
Two North Georgia Technical College Automotive students recently received scholarships from the Northeast
Georgia Antique Auto Region & Truck Club


Habersham EMC Foundation Donates to NGTC Foundation

October 15, 2015
Trustees attending the October meeting of the North Georgia Technical College Foundation Board were pleasantly surprised by a visit from Susan Baker of Habersham EMC. Baker was on hand to present the Foundation with a $2,500 check from the Habersham EMC Foundation’s Operation Round-up Program. This generous donation will be used to fund lending library scholarships for NGTC students with documented financial need.


NGTC and Goodwill team up to offer GED classes

October 14, 2015
Residents of Habersham County now have another place to earn their GED and prepare for college or the workforce. North Georgia Technical College has teamed up with Goodwill to offer afternoon GED Preparation classes at the new state of the art Goodwill Career Center. Students will have the opportunity to come to class Monday-Thursday from 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Goodwill store location in Cornelia.


September Press Releases


 

Driver's Education Course Scholarships now offered at NGTC

September 22, 2015
North Georgia Technical College has partnered with the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission to offer a free Driver’s Education Course. The state-approved Joshua’s Law Course meets the new requirements for anyone under the age of 18 seeking to obtain a driver’s license. Most insurance companies also give a discount of up to 10% on insurance premiums upon successful completion.


Golf Tournament to Benefit NGTC Foundation

September 17, 2015
The 10th Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament will be played on Saturday,
October 10, at the Rabun County Golf Course. The tournament is being held in memory of
Frank Cathey, a former North Georgia Technical College Foundation Board Trustee. Proceeds
from the event will provide a $1,000 scholarship for a student from Rabun County to attend
North Georgia Technical College.


“Mum’s” not the only word when it comes to fall planting

September 15, 2015
Temperatures are cooling down, football is finally back in season and the leaves are beginning to change color. All signs that that the best season of the year has arrived. However, fall is not only for football fans and autumn foliage; it’s also a grower’s favorite time to ready the garden for the spring. Every year we hear fall is the best time to plant, but do you know why the experts always insist fall is a better time than spring to plant cool season turf, trees, shrubs, bulbs and perennials? Let’s find out why the fall is every plants favorite time to be transplanted, divided and planted.


NGTC Foundation Bridge Party Planned

September 10, 2015
The 13th Annual Big Bridge Party to benefit the North Georgia Technical College Foundation will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, in the Conference Center on the Currahee Campus. The day of fun will kick-off at 11:30 a.m. with guests enjoying a delicious lunch prepared by NGTC Culinary Arts students. Bridge play will begin at 12:30 and end at 4:00 pm.


Grainger Awards Scholarships to North Georgia Technical College

September 1, 2015
Two North Georgia Technical College students were recently chosen to receive $2,500 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarships by Grainger, a local distributor of products used to maintain, repair or operate facilities. The scholarship program offers financial assistance for tuition and books to 250 outstanding students each year who are earning associate’s degrees or certificates in skilled trade and public safety programs at 125 community colleges across the country.


New tax credits benefit businesses who educate workers

September 1, 2015
Georgia employers can now take advantage of new tax credits when they support employees’ successful completion of a General Educational Development (GED®) Test. The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) will work with businesses in the state to promote the participation and success of employee GED® attainment.


August Press Releases


 

Fieldale Farms Contributes to NGTC Foundation

August 27, 2015
Fieldale Farms Corporation recently donated $5,000 to the North Georgia Technical College Foundation. The funds will be used to provide scholarships for students with a financial need who are enrolled in one of the following programs: Environmental Technology, Applied Technology Management, Applied Business Technology, Electrical Systems Technology, Accounting, Industrial Systems Technology, Engineering Technology and Networking Specialist.


Sharp Memorial UMC Missions Committee Donates to NGTC Foundation

August 10, 2015
For the past five years, Sharp Memorial United Methodist Church Missions Committee has generously donated funds to the North Georgia Technical College Foundation. Funds are designated for Towns County students who are enrolled in Adult Education Classes and regular college programs at NGTC.


NGTC Celebrates One Decade of Educating Students on the Currahee

August 10, 2015
It’s hard to believe that only ten years ago North Georgia Technical College opened the doors to a brand new, state-of-the-art branch campus in Stephens County. Known as the Currahee Campus, the facility is located on a 50-acre site in the Hayestone-Brady Industrial Park on Highway 17 between Toccoa and Lavonia.


Perry Gas Donates to NGTC Foundation

August 10, 2015
Perry Gas recently gave a generous donation to the North Georgia Technical College Foundation. The contribution will be used to fund scholarships for students with documented financial need who are from Habersham County and are enrolled at North Georgia Technical College.


Students Named to North Georgia Tech’s President’s List

August 4, 2015
Clarkesville, GA – Dr. Mark Ivester, Acting President of North Georgia Technical College, has announced the President’s List for Summer Semester 2015. The President’s List recognizes full-time students with a 4.0 GPA. Full-time students are those taking at least 12 credit hours with no developmental courses. Approximately 17 students were named to the President’s List.


Students Named to North Georgia Tech’s Honor Roll

August 4, 2015
Clarkesville, GA – Dr. Mark Ivester, Acting President of North Georgia Technical College, has announced the Honor Roll for Summer Semester 2015. The Honor Roll recognizes full-time students with a 3.5 GPA. Full-time students are those taking at least 12 credit hours with no developmental courses. Approximately 25 students were named to the Honor Roll.


July Press Releases


 

Practical nursing Students Pinned at Currahee

July 30, 2015
As family and friends began streaming into the Currahee Campus Conference Center of North Georgia Technical College on Wednesday, July 29, the excitement in the room began to build. Well before the 6:00 PM start time, every seat was filled and personal cameras were ready to capture every special moment.


NGTC Criminal Justice students externalize learning

July 30, 2015
For students who successfully complete the eight required core Criminal Justice courses at North Georgia Technical College, an additional learning experience affords them the opportunity to solidify their knowledge. These students participate in an externship which, in a manner of speaking, internalizes their knowledge.


Medical Assisting and Practical Nursing Students Pinned at NGTC

July 28, 2015
As family and friends began streaming into the Blairsville Campus Conference Center of North Georgia Technical College on Tuesday, July 28, the excitement in the room began to build. Well before the 6:00 PM start time, it was necessary for walls to be moved and additional chairs brought out to accommodate the growing crowd.


NGTC Engineering Technology students visit IMS in Gainesville

On a recent field trip to IMS Gear Georgia, Inc., students in the Engineering Technology program at North Georgia Technical College were presented with an overview of a unique precision manufacturing operation.


TenCate contributes to NGTC Scholarships

July 22, 2015
The North Georgia Technical College Foundation is the recipient of a donation from TenCate Geosynthetics. The funds will be used for scholarships for students with documented financial need who are enrolled in the Industrial Systems Technology Program at North Georgia Technical College.


Clinical Lab and Pharmacy Tech students pinned at NGTC

July 16, 2015
Achieving a professional credential is a celebrated event at North Georgia Technical College, and in July, faculty, staff, friends, and families of students in the Pharmacy Technology and Clinical Laboratory Technology programs gathered to watch their student being pinned.


Industrial Maintenance and Reliability Lunch & Learn

July 16, 2015
More than 40 manufacturing representatives and potential employees attended a lunch and learn focused on Industrial Maintenance and Reliability. The session was hosted by the Economic Development Department of North Georgia Technical College.


USDA grant-funded CNC equipment arrives at NGTC

July 20, 2015
Long anticipated, several new pieces of Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) machining equipment were delivered to the Purcell Metals building on the North Georgia Technical College Clarkesville Campus in July. Purchased with funds made available from a USDA Rural Development grant, two lathes, one mill and three simulators, all made by industry leader Haas Automation, Inc., are being installed and will be fully online for the beginning of Fall semester.


Adult Education classes now offered in Lavonia

July 16, 2015
Residents of Lavonia and Franklin County now have the opportunity to earn their GED® and prepare for college! North Georgia Technical College has teamed up with the Boyd-Outz Center in Lavonia to offer FREE GED® classes and COMPASS preparation classes. Students will have the opportunity to come to class during the day and evening! “We are so excited to offer GED® classes once again in Franklin County,” says NGTC Dean of Adult Education Shelby Ward.


There is a need for greater understanding of internationalism.

July 15, 2015
There are many crisis points around the world that call for our understanding. For example, worldwide there are more than forty million refugees. But what does it mean to be a refugee? For me, three words sum it up; fear, trauma, and struggle. With your home and country in ruins you live in constant fear. Your children have witnessed unthinkable atrocity and you struggle to survive every day.


ASI welcomes Toccoa Boys and Girls club to NGTC camp

July 13, 2015
The Nuts, Bolts, and Thingamajigs Camp was back this year by popular demand and 18 campers from the Toccoa Boys and Girls Club spent an action packed week in June at North Georgia Technical College designing, building and producing from scratch an invention they could show with pride.


Trachte graduates first Certified Production Technicians

July 9, 2015
Trachte Southeast in Toccoa believes that its employees are a valuable resource and recently they proved it by offering seven employees the opportunity to take the new Certified Production Technician (CPT) training through North Georgia Technical College.


Carol Jackson added to NGTC Economic Development Team

July 6, 2015
Carol Jackson joined the North Georgia Technical College team on Wednesday, July 1, as Associate Vice President for Economic Development.


Patterson Pump Company recognized as 2015 MAW Nominee

July 1, 2015
North Georgia Technical College very proudly nominated Patterson Pump Company for the honor of 2015 Manufacturer of the Year in the small business category.