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March 15, 2007
Gwinnett Tech Aids Terminix in Training
Pest control company adds 180 jobs to region, gets top-notch training at no cost through Georgia’s Quick Start program
Gwinnett Technical College and Terminix, the largest termite and pest control company in the world, have entered into an agreement that will provide training for employees of the company's Norcross facility in core business and computer skills and in leadership and human resources development. The training, conducted through the college's Quick Start division, is based on Terminix's commitment to providing 180 new jobs in the Norcross area.
"We are delighted to add Terminix to our roster of leading companies with which we do business and look forward to a long-lasting relationship helping to train and educate its workforce," said Gwinnett Tech President Sharon Rigsby.
The training program is a partnership of three key players: Terminix, Gwinnett Tech and Quick Start.
Quick Start is an economic incentive program that provides employee training at no cost for qualified companies moving into the state and qualified existing companies that are expanding their work force. It is administered through the Department of Technical and Adult Education and in technical colleges across the state.
Quick Start will design and develop training materials, as well as provide instructors for the classes, and Gwinnett Tech will continue to work with Terminix for other training projects as needed when the Quick Start program is completed this fall.
Terminix is the largest termite and pest control company in the world, with a network of 864 service centers worldwide. Terminix safeguards more than 1.9 million homes and businesses against all types of pests in 45 US states and in 14 countries internationally*.
For more information about Gwinnett Tech's business and customized training services, contact 678-226-6305 or learn more at www.GwinnettTech.edu.
*For job opportunities, visit the Terminix Open House Saturday, March 17th, at 3790 Data Drive, Norcross, GA, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., or visit www.Terminix.com for more information.
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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.
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