STEM Jobs Magazine Designates GNTC As A Top College In Educating STEM Talent

Friday, June 6, 2014
Ricardo Cruz of Rome is a student in GNTC’s Industrial Systems Technology program
Ricardo Cruz of Rome is a student in GNTC’s Industrial Systems Technology program

STEM Jobs  magazine, a national publication, recently featured Georgia Northwestern Technical College as one of the top schools in preparing students for successful careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in their spring issue.

Georgia Northwestern was one of four colleges highlighted in the Maintenance Technology category of a feature titled “10 Top Entertainment Engineering STEM Jobs by Salary.”

STEM Jobs encourages students to pursue STEM related careers through an engaging media platform and free assessment platform that connects students to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

"Every issue of STEM Jobs magazine highlights top jobs in key STEM industries along with the best schools that train for these positions. Their proprietary algorithm identifies STEM schools at the institutional and individual occupation level," officials said.

GNTC ranked very high in total occupationally-relevant STEM program offerings, in graduating student participation in those programs, and in percentage of minorities graduating having completed majors or minors in STEM occupation-relevant programs. 

Other STEM programs offered by Georgia Northwestern include Environmental Horticulture, Lawn Maintenance Specialist, Computer Support Specialist, Microsoft Excel Application Specialist, Microsoft Office Application Professional, Microsoft Word Application Specialist, Data Entry Clerk, Internet Specialist Web Site Developer, Internet Specialist-Web Site Design, Cisco Network Specialist, Linux/UNIX System Administrator, Microsoft Network Administrator, Computer Forensics and Security Specialist, Instrumentation and Controls Technician, Instrumentation and Controls Technician I, Instrumentation and Controls Technician II, Drafting Technology, CAD Operator Mechanical, Electronics Technology, Robotic Technician, CNC Specialist, CNC Technology, and Machine Tool Technology.


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