Georgia Northwestern Graduates Fast Track Industry Trainees

Monday, August 18, 2014
Shaw Industries employee Stephen Ambrose, right, receives his Fast Track Skills Training Certificate from Georgia Northwestern Technical College President C. Pete McDonald while Shaw Industries representatives look on.
Shaw Industries employee Stephen Ambrose, right, receives his Fast Track Skills Training Certificate from Georgia Northwestern Technical College President C. Pete McDonald while Shaw Industries representatives look on.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College graduated its second group of Fast Track Maintenance Skills students on Aug.15 at the college’s Whitfield Murray Campus. A grant from the Technical College System of Georgia is allowing local companies to select qualified employees for specialized training which would move their employees into industrial maintenance positions.

The 10-week Introduction to Maintenance Skills Training Class allows students to earn 400 hours of industrial systems training.

The option is then available for these graduates to move into the college’s Industrial Systems program for continued education. The companies pay these select trainees their regular salary for attending this training.

Companies which took part in the special training program were Engineered Floors, J & J Industries, Mohawk Industries, and Shaw Industries. Earning certificates from Shaw Industries were Stephen Ambrose, Michael Dalton, Christopher Green, Stacey Mashburn, and James Smith. Earning certificates from Engineered Floors were Chaston Carrell, Billy Green, and Jeremy Summers. Earning certificates from Mohawk Industries were Ronny Ducas, Kenneth Phillips, and Benjamin Queen. Earning a certificate from J & J Industries was Rod Franklin.

The program began at Georgia Northwestern in September 2013. The first group of participants were unemployed and hired through the Georgia Department of Labor to specifically take part in the training initially funded by the Workforce Investment Act. The second group which graduated last week was completely made up of current employees at the participating companies.

The next Fast Track program begins on Sept. 8. For more information, contact the Georgia Northwestern Director of Business and Industry Services Patty Hart at 706-272-2980. 
 

 

Students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Fast Track Maintenance Skills Training program posed for a photo following their graduation Aug. 15 at the Whitfield Murray Campus in Dalton, Ga. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Billy Green, Engineered Floors; Rod Franklin, J & J Industries; Chaston Carrell, Engineered Floors; Stephen Ambrose, Shaw Industries; and Christopher Green, Shaw Industries. Shown in the second row, from left, are Jeremy Summers, Engineered Floors; James Smith, Shaw Industries; Stacey Mashburn, Shaw Industries; Michael Dalton, Shaw Industries; Kenneth Phillips, Mohawk Industries; and Benjamin Queen, Mohawk Industries. Behind the graduates are Georgia Northwestern Technical College administration and participating industry representatives from across Northwest Georgia.
Students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Fast Track Maintenance Skills Training program posed for a photo following their graduation Aug. 15 at the Whitfield Murray Campus in Dalton, Ga. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Billy Green, Engineered Floors; Rod Franklin, J & J Industries; Chaston Carrell, Engineered Floors; Stephen Ambrose, Shaw Industries; and Christopher Green, Shaw Industries. Shown in the second row, from left, are Jeremy Summers, Engineered Floors; James Smith, Shaw Industries; Stacey Mashburn, Shaw Industries; Michael Dalton, Shaw Industries; Kenneth Phillips, Mohawk Industries; and Benjamin Queen, Mohawk Industries. Behind the graduates are Georgia Northwestern Technical College administration and participating industry representatives from across Northwest Georgia.

Bea Lyons Honored At “Tea For Bea”

When Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Kimberly McCormick, established the Faculty Fellows Program during 2014, several well-known and respected educators were named as inaugural fellows. The Social and Behavioral Science Division honored Bea Lyons as its fellow. A special “Tea for Bea” was recently held to serve as a springboard for the first endowed fellowship ... (click for more)

Chattanooga State Kimball Announces Early College Open House

Chattanooga State Community College announces an Early College Open House on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. CST at the Chattanooga State Kimball Site at 2100 Main St. in Kimball. College representatives will be on site to answer questions, assist with dual enrollment grant applications and process registrations on the spot.  Chattanooga State's Early College Program gives students ... (click for more)

Woman, 25, Dies From Wreck On Barton Avenue

A 25-year-old woman has died from injuries received in a head-on accident on Barton Avenue in North Chattanooga on Saturday. The victim was Stephanie Kilburn . At approximately 2:25 p.m. , the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 800 Barton Ave. on an accident with injuries. V ehicle 1 was traveling southbound on Barton Avenue and failed to stop at a stop ... (click for more)

City Seeking Grant To Improve Signals At 32 Intersections

The city is seeking a $2 million federal grant to go along with $500,000 in city funds for a project to improve signals at 32 intersections. There would also be bike and pedestrian improvements. The routes include Brainerd Road, Lee Highway, Shallowford Road, Gunbarrel Road and Hamilton Place Boulevard. The application is for a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Grant. (click for more)

A Memorial Day Reflection

I wish I could find that combination of words that would capture an inclusive meaning of Memorial Day.  I have attended many Memorial Day programs at the Chattanooga National Cemetery, so many that now they have merged into one memory.  But what stands out is that each year there are more friends and veterans to visit.  Some gave their all many years ago.  And ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Keep Your ‘Dirty’ Feed

Mark Twain once observed the difference in a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives. You might remember that when you hear that a group of Tennessee Walking Horse trainers just donated two tons of horse feed “to aid and assist in the rehabilitation” of 55 horses that were rescued from deplorable conditions at a West Tennessee farm. The truth is that the horses were taken ... (click for more)