Georgia Northwestern Technical College will hold a celebration luncheon commemorating the first class to complete the Industrial Systems Technology program at the Whitfield Murray Campus. The celebration will take place in Room 512 of the Northwest Georgia College and Career Academy in Dalton on Thursday at noon.
Pete McDonald, president of GNTC, and Joe Yarbrough, chairman of the State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia and senior vice president of advanced manufacturing at Mohawk Industries, will be at the celebration to recognize the first class.
The program has a very strong relationship with local industry partners that is beneficial, not only in the course curriculum, but also in the placement of students into careers upon graduation, said officials. As part of this relationship, GNTC outfits its labs with the same equipment that is used in the local industry.
The Industrial Systems Technology program at GNTC prepares students to safely install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair the various machines and equipment used in manufacturing and other industrial settings. The program provides students with the diagnostic skills needed to troubleshoot and repair industrial systems in several areas of industrial maintenance including electronics, industrial wiring, motors, controls, Programmable Logic Controllers, instrumentation, fluid power, mechanical, pumps and piping, and computers, said officials.