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July 19, 2005
Gwinnett Technical College to Host Competition for Top Instructors
Rick Perkins Award Recognizes Excellence in Technical Education
Gwinnett Technical College will host the Northeast Consortium Competition for the Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction on Thursday, July 21, in the college’s Busbee Center, from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The Rick Perkins Award for Excellence in Technical Instruction honors technical education’s most outstanding instructors.
The award has been an ongoing statewide event since 1991 and is designed to recognize and honor technical college instructors who make significant contributions to technical education through innovation and leadership in their fields.
Instructors are nominated for the Rick Perkins Award by their respective technical college. Competition among instructors occurs at the consortia level, and the six winners – one from each consortium – then move to the state-level competition.
The state competition will be held in September at Sea Palms, St. Simons Island.
Rick Perkins Award winners serve as ambassadors for technical education in Georgia. This year’s winner will make public addresses to the Georgia General Assembly, the Governor and the Georgia Technical College System Leadership Conference.
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About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, serves more than 21,000 students annually to meet the workforce training needs of the region. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech’s service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or callÂ 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College.Â In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visitÂ www.GwinnettTech.edu.
A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.