NGTC Pumpkin Roll

NGTC Pumpkin Roll in Blairsville, Georgia

NGTC collects for food bank

NGTC in Blairsville, Georgia collects for food bank

NGTC Culinary Program

NGTC Culinary Program in Blairsville, Georgia

NGTC Christmas at the College

NGTC Christmas at the College - A favorite Union County event

NGTC Fundraiser

November 29, 2007 - Kiss the Pig contest raises money for Blairsville, Georgia Women's Center

NGTC is at it again! This time the instructors are kissing pigs. Actually just one member of the faculty really kissed a pig. Henry Paseur joined in the fun by puckering up and giving the reluctant pot-bellied pig a big smooch.

Paseur and other staff members received monetary "votes" and the winner (or loser in this case) had to kiss the pig. It was a hilarious moment for students and staff as they witnessed a once in a lifetime event. Their favorite accounting instructor, dressed for the occasion, played his role with good humor and lots of school spirit. Everyone cheered as Paseur's lips touched the pig's fuzzy snout.

All money raised during the "Kiss the Pig" fundraiser will benefit Union County 's Women's Enrichment Center. Many thanks to everyone that gave money and to all the businesses that donated raffle items. Thanks also go to Stephanie Elliott and Robin Wilson for their outstanding efforts in organizing the Kiss the Pig contest.

North Georgia Technical College Blairsville Campus

NGTC to offer Floral Design, Landscaping, Banking and Finance in Blairsville, Georgia

There's something for everyone at North Georgia Technical College. The Blairsville Campus recently announced that they will offer three new programs starting in Winter Quarter - the Floral Design Certificate program, the Landscape Specialist Certificate program, and the Banking and Finance Diploma program.

The Floral Design program provides entry level skills in floral design and interiorscaping. It requires only 27 credit hours. Many excellent resource materials are already available in the Blairsville Campus library. Beginning in January 2008 the library will also subscribe to two important journals - Florist's Review and Landscape Management.

The Landscape Specialist program provides entry level skills in landscape design and installation. Topics include horticulture science, plant identification, landscape design, and installation skills. The Landscape Specialist Program requires just 29 credit hours.

The Banking and Finance Diploma Program requires a total of 88 credit hours and prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in today's banking, insurance, mortgage, and financial services industries. The program emphasizes a combination of advanced banking and finance theory and the practical application necessary for successful employment. The program is designed for new, current, and returning students.

NGTC is a great place for all age groups to prepare for an exciting career. According to the 2007 NGTC Foundation Annual Report, Only 30.7 % of NGTC students are under the age of 21. Almost 35 % of students are over 30 and 17.2 % are over 40. It's never too early or too late to prepare for a rewarding place in the job market.

Financial aid programs including Hope Grants, Pell Grants, Student Incentive Grants, Work Study, and Scholarships are available to qualified applicants.

NGTC is all about "Building Careers and Strong Futures." For more information call NGTC Blairsville Campus at (706) 439-6300.

NGTC Clubs

NGTC club officers and advisors attend leadership conference

North Georgia Technical College 's club officers and their advisors recently attended a week-end long leadership conference. The event was held at the Cobb Galleria Mall and Convention Center in Marietta, Georgia.

Participants attended training sessions on various subjects including decision making, team building, public speaking, parliamentary procedures, and community service. The conference was exciting for all that attended. There were pizza parties, dances, bingo games, a March of Quarters Mini Walk for the March of Dimes, and the President's Walk.

The Leadership Conference agenda included scheduled networking times where club officers were able to talk with members from various regions of the State. The Conference was a great success. Everyone learned a lot and made many new friends.