GNTC Foundation awards NGE Scholarship
Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) student Carter Norton has received the college’s first NGE Scholarship.
Funded by North Georgia Equipment Heating and Air Conditioning (NGE), this scholarship provides financial support to students enrolled in any Air Conditioning diploma or certificate program. Norton is a student in the Air Conditioning Technology diploma program on GNTC’s Floyd County Campus in Rome.
“We have hired a few graduates from GNTC. Students that attend GNTC demonstrate a desire to improve themselves through a different path than traditional college,” explained David Perry, NGE’s president and owner. “These students also see that a very good living can be made in this industry.”
NGE is funding the scholarship to increase the number of qualified applicants entering the workforce in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) industry, he said.
“We are so grateful to North Georgia Equipment for its support of our HVACR students,” said Dr. Heidi Popham, president of GNTC. “These NGE Scholarships will really make a difference in our community as we prepare these outstanding students to enter the workforce.”
Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma or a certificate in aviation, business, health, industrial or public service career paths. This past year, 11,601 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. GNTC has an annual credit enrollment of 8,071 students and an additional enrollment of 3,530 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training and Georgia Quick Start. GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.
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