Pictured, from left: Dr. Heidi Popham, GNTC president; GNTC student Carter Norton; David Perry, president and owner of North Georgia Equipment Heating and Air Conditioning; and Chad Wheat, program director and instructor of Air Conditioning Technology, celebrate Norton’s receipt of the NGE Scholarship.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College student Carter Norton has received the college’s first NGE Scholarship.
Funded by North Georgia Equipment Heating and Air Conditioning, 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,” said 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.”