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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, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of its community. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. GTC is Gwinnett County's largest provider of corporate training and now serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097,404-679-4500, www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.