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November 17, 2009
UK's Minister of Higher Education to Visit Gwinnett Tech
Parliament Member Interested in Workforce Development, Removing Obstacles for Students Seeking Higher Ed
The United Kingdom's Minister for Higher Education and Intellectual Property, David Lammy, will visit Gwinnett Technical College on Tues., Nov. 17, to learn more about Gwinnett Tech's model of working with businesses and students on workforce development.
Lammy, who is also a member of Parliament, will spend the morning at Gwinnett Tech meeting with President Sharon Bartels and touring campus. He'll also visit with GTC leaders in economic development, adult education, career services, assessment services and learning support. Gwinnett Tech's new associate degree nursing program and the D. Scott Hudgens, Jr. Center for Early Education will also be highlighted. Finally, Minister Lammy will spend time with a group of Gwinnett Tech students to gain their perspectives.
"We're delighted to welcome Minister Lammy to Gwinnett Tech. Technical education plays such a vital role in community and economic development -- for students, businesses and all residents. We're very proud to showcase Gwinnett Tech's growth and success," says Sharon Bartels, Gwinnett Tech president.
Lammy's visit was arranged by the British Consulate-General in Atlanta. Among the Minister's responsibilities is ensuring that the UK sustains and develops higher level skills. He would like learn about obstacles that make it hard for students to move successfully from high school to higher education, and how these obstacles can be overcome. He is also interested in the issue of access to education for underserved groups -- including minority and lower-income students.
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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.