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April 15, 2010
Gwinnett Tech's Gail Edwards Honored at Georgia Black Constructors Association Women in Construction Awards
Gail Edwards, Commercial Construction Management program director for Gwinnett Technical College, has been honored by the Georgia Black Constructors Association (GBCA) at the Women in Construction & Women Entrepreneurial Business Owners awards luncheon. Edwards, who also serves as interim director of industry training at Gwinnett Tech, was chosen to receive a Women Entrepreneurial Award.
The GBCA awards luncheon celebrates accomplished women who have broken barriers in the construction industry, as well as those high-achievers owning their own businesses. GBCA worked in conjunction with the Atlanta Business League and Prime Contracting Companies, as well as with state and local officials, to determine the nominees.
GBCA is an advocacy organization for the utilization of black-owned and operated construction firms by all sectors, markets and communities. The organization provides support for African-American construction professionals and provides encouragement, education and support for those interested in careers in the construction industry.
"I am very proud to have been chosen for the GBCA's Women Entrepreneurial Award," said Edwards. "It is an honor that brings recognition to all women who are leaders in the construction industry."
Edwards joined Gwinnett Tech in 2006 and has more than 15 years of leadership in the academic and construction arenas. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics and industrial engineering technology from Southern Polytechnic State University and a Master of Science in management of technology, also from Southern Polytechnic State University.
Gwinnett Tech offers an associate of applied science degree in commercial construction management, as well certificates for commercial construction building inspector, contract administrator or estimator.
GTC offers more than 45 degree, diploma and certificate program options that you can finish in two years or less. For more information on all programs, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.
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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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