Gwinnett Tech Starts 2016 with a New Campus and a Focus on the Community

Nearly 7,000 students are starting the New Year at one of the Gwinnett Technical College campuses, with more than 700 attending classes at the newly opened Alpharetta-North Fulton Campus. Students at the third largest of Georgia’s Technical Colleges were greeted by welcoming faculty, staff and student ambassadors braving cold temperatures to study academic programs leading to some of the hottest career opportunities in Georgia.

“Our students are off to a great start at both campuses,” said Gwinnett Technical College President Dr. Glen Cannon. “Whether they are focused full time on their education, balancing jobs and class, interested in learning more about a particular discipline or in high school concurrently earning college credit, we are honored to support them toward rewarding careers in some of Georgia’s top industries.”

GAcollege411.org lists more than 60 “Georgia hot careers to 2022,” Education and training for many of these hot careers – in information technology, radiologic technology, accounting, logistics and more – can be earned at one of the Gwinnett Tech campuses.

“The Alpharetta-North Fulton Campus expands our footprint in this vibrant, exciting community,” explained Dr. Cannon. “Our education and training programs – on both campuses - can be designed to help business respond to industry market dynamics. Gwinnett Tech is already a critical resource for local, national and global technology, healthcare and service-based companies. Continuing education and adult education opportunities further strengthen our response to individual growth and workforce development. Business and industry leaders want a skilled workforce to drive the economy of this state. Gwinnett Tech is here to help meet that demand.”

Gwinnett Technical College offers more than 150 degree, diploma and certificate program options that can be completed in two years or less. These programs are designed to offer a curriculum that provides both a theoretical frame of reference and practical skills to develop a strong workforce in business, technical education, computer science and health care. 

January 8, 2016