Student Government Association (SGA)
Student Government Association (SGA) is a volunteer organization made up of volunteer representatives from all occupational programs at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. The organization works on projects throughout the year to benefit the college and its students, and its officers participate in the student conventions held each fall and winter.
- SGA Advisor on the Floyd County Campus: David McBurnett
- SGA Advisors on the Walker County Campus: Dione Waddington and Rhys Turner
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is not just another student group - it gives you the competitive edge through career exploration, self-improvement, and community service opportunities. As a member of PBL, you will build your resume, meet business leaders in your community and beyond, experience the rewards of volunteerism, and enjoy travel and special activities. Over the past 10 years, PBL has proudly represented Georgia Northwestern Technical College in competitions, bringing home first place awards at state and national levels. If you are interested in honing your competitive skills, PBL is the club for you.
- PBL Advisor on the Floyd County Campus: Mark Upton
- PBL Advisors on the Walker County Campus: Dione Waddington and Rhys Turner
- PBL Advisor on the Whitfield Murray Campus: Patty Hart
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel through leadership activities, community service projects, and skills based competitive events at state, national, and international levels. In three years, the Georgia Northwestern Technical College chapter of SkillsUSA has grown rapidly, and its students have led several initiatives to better the campus and community. Our members and officers strive to be the best of the best, consistently winning medals at competitions and earning their statesman pins. Join SkillsUSA to experience a sense of community like no other and become a “Champion at Work”.
Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (G.O.A.L.)
The Georgia Occupational Award for Leadership is recognition sponsored jointly at the state level by the Technical College System of Georgia and the Business Council of Georgia. At the local level, the program is sponsored by the Area Chambers of Commerce, as well as Georgia Northwestern Technical College. The purpose of the program is to give proper recognition to the dignity and importance of technical education in today’s economy. In the spring, four local winners are selected by a screening committee. Winners are awarded a cash prize. Of the four local winners, one will be selected to represent Georgia Northwestern Technical College in the regional level and then in the state competition. Grades, attitude, personal goals, and self-confidence are considered in selecting GOAL winners.
- GOAL Coordinator: Dione Waddington