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July 12, 2012
Kimberly-Clark Donates $5,000 in Medical Supplies to Gwinnett Technical College
Supplies to be used by students in Dental Laboratory Technology, Emergency Services Education, Nursing, Medical Assisting and Surgical Technology
Kimberly-Clark Corporation has donated $5,000 in medical supplies to Gwinnett Technical College (GTC), supporting hands-on learning in several of the college's health sciences programs.
The supplies donated will benefit the Dental Laboratory Technology, Emergency Services Education, Nursing, Medical Assisting and Surgical Technology programs. From sterile exam gloves to isolation gowns, the donations support GTC's commitment to have students use real-world medical products while learning skills to prepare them for careers in healthcare.
"Kimberly-Clark's donation helps further our mission to educate and train the healthcare professionals our region needs now and in the future," said GTC President Sharon Bartels. "We greatly appreciate their support and generosity, and look forward to working with Kimberly-Clark for many years to come."
Jessica Lee, a surgical technology student, explains how donations like these prepare her for the workforce. "I have absolutely loved being a surgical technology student. The program offers all the instruments, products and equipment, like the Kimberly-Clark medical supplies, that are available in real operating rooms. It helps you feel prepared when going into your first day of clinicals."
Jason Beard, associate marketing director at Kimberly-Clark, said, "We are proud to support the local students pursuing health-oriented degrees at Gwinnett Tech through this donation. We realize the value of teaching students how to use necessary healthcare infection prevention products through simulated real-world scenarios, and we hope this donation will enable Gwinnett Tech to further educate students on the importance of ensuring optimal patient care."
Kimberly-Clark's corporate offices are located in Roswell, Ga., part of Gwinnett Tech's service area in North Futon County.
Gwinnett Tech's role as one of the region's largest providers of life science and healthcare professionals continues to grow. Currently, more than 43 percent of Gwinnett Tech students are enrolled in one of the college's health sciences programs. GTC offers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates for more than a dozen health science careers.
Last fall, Gwinnett Tech opened a new Life Sciences Center, which serves 3,000 students annually and enabled GTC to accept additional students and expand program offerings. Gwinnett Tech now has more than 140,000 square feet in two buildings dedicated to health science education.
Gwinnett Tech offers more than 50 degree, diploma and certificate options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.
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