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Expo Showcases GNTC Neuromuscular Program For Georgia's School Counselors
Date: December 1, 2009
Atlanta - Some of the top programs that Georgia Northwestern Technical College and the 27 other institutions in the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) have to offer were on display for the state’s school counselors during the TCSG Expo 2009, which was held at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta on Monday, November 23.
The event, held in conjunction with the annual conference of the Georgia School Counselors Association, highlighted some of the more than 600 degree, diploma and certificate programs that are available at the TCSG colleges. More than 800 counselors browsed the program displays and met the college presidents, faculty, staff, and students while enjoying delicacies from a 100-foot long appetizer buffet created by the chefs and students from the colleges with culinary arts programs.
Georgia Northwestern chose to highlight the Neuromuscular Therapy program this year at TCSG Expo 2009.
Bobby Lewis, program director and instructor for Neuromuscular Therapy, and several of his best and brightest students offered chair massages to the school counselors present. The Neuromuscular Therapy program emphasizes specialized training in areas such as Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, postural analysis, identification of diseases and conditions, medical documentation, therapeutic stretching, and client care. Students may choose between an associate degree or diploma in Neuromuscular Therapy.
“Our Neuromuscular Therapy program has been very popular since its inception and we feel it will continue to attract attention, especially from high school students,” stated Craig McDaniel, president of Georgia Northwestern Technical College.
“We want Georgia’s school counselors to know that there are plenty of very good reasons why the Technical College System of Georgia can be their students’ first choice for a great college education and a future career,” said TCSG Commissioner Ron Jackson. “TCSG colleges offer individualized instructor attention, affordable tuition, and excellent career opportunities. People are taking notice that technical education is today’s pathway for tomorrow’s jobs.”
Enrollment is booming at the technical colleges, with a record-breaking 110,000 students enrolled in the current fall quarter. A recent study the Georgia Governor’s Office of Student Achievement reported that TCSG colleges ranked among the top ten most popular college choices for graduating seniors in 165 state school systems, and a TCSG institution was the number one college choice in 62 of those systems.