Buzz: GNTC holding ‘Industrial Career Day’ on Sept. 13 for area high school students. Local veterans invited to Marine Corp League meeting with state official.

Buzz: GNTC holding ‘Industrial Career Day’ on Sept. 13 for area high school students. Local veterans invited to Marine Corp League meeting with state official.

High school students from across the region and members of the community will get a chance to explore various industrial careers and skilled trades when Georgia Northwestern Technical College holds its first Industrial Career Day of the year on Friday, Sept. 13, at the Floyd County Campus in Rome. GNTC will host a second Industrial Career Day on the Whitfield Murray Campus in Dalton on Friday, Oct. 18.

The activities for the Sept. 13 Industrial Career Day will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at Industrial Alley on GNTC’s Floyd County Campus. The alley is located adjacent to Buildings B, C, D and F which contain a majority of the college’s industrial programs. This will provide a centralized location with access to most of the industrial labs on the Rome campus. Additional industrial programs from other GNTC campuses will set up displays and activities in Industrial Alley.

Visitors should report to the front desk in the A Building on Industrial Career Day. The event is free and open to the public.

Industrial program directors will be on-hand to discuss their programs and provide tours of their labs. There will be demonstrations, simulators and hands-on learning activities for the industrial programs offered by GNTC. Local employers and former students also will be present to speak with participants about the benefits of learning a skilled trade.

The featured guest speaker for the Floyd County Campus Industrial Career day will be Josh Bone, a renowned professional speaker in the construction industry. Bone has been implementing, training and presenting construction technology solutions to AEC&O (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owners) professionals for more than two decades.

Bone will speak to students and attendees in the conference room in the H building at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

T-shirts will be distributed, while supplies last, and snacks will be provided.

Featured GNTC industrial programs will include Air Conditioning Technology, Auto Collision Repair, Automotive Technology, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Commercial Truck Driving, Construction Management, Cosmetology, Diesel Equipment Technology, Mechanics Electrical Systems Technology, Horticulture, Industrial Systems Technology, Instrumentation and Controls, Precision Machining and Manufacturing and Welding and Joining Technology.

To see a video about Industrial Career Day at GNTC,  click here.


Veterans of all branches of the United States military are invited to next Saturday’s (Sept. 14) meeting of the Puryear Detachment, Marine Corps League, to learn of potential government benefits to veterans and their families. Ken Childre, the Georgia Department of Veterans Service’s Rome field officer, will present the program. The general public is invited as well.

The Detachment will meet at the VFW Post 4911, 2632 Cedartown Highway.  Coffee and donuts will be served at 9 a.m., and the business meeting and program will follow at 9:30 a.m. Potential benefits to be discussed include disability claims, personal and survivors’ pensions, and burial allowances.  In addition, Childre will answer questions pertaining to the VA claims process, and applications for veteran’s driver licenses and vehicle license plates.

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