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November 16, 2010
Gwinnett Tech Recognized for Student Participation at National Volkswagen Dealer Event
More than 50 GTC students involved in hands-on learning experience
More than 50 Gwinnett Technical College students were eager interns for the recent 2010 Volkswagen Dealer Meeting in Atlanta, adding valuable hands-on experience to their classroom learning – all while receiving high marks for their efforts.
GTC students assisted the NDI Group, an automotive management company, with preparation of 700 vehicles for Volkswagen dealers to drive to the company's brand-new assembly facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee and with many of the staging tasks of the dealer meeting.
"These students are among the best our team has ever seen. The GTC faculty and staff should be proud to have such a great group of individuals attending their institution," says Brian Rowland, assistant operations manager at the NDI Group.
The student's tasks were matched to their field of study at Gwinnett Tech, with students from the following programs participating: automotive technology, commercial photography, hotel, restaurant and tourism management, marketing management, and sport and recreation management.
"The Volkswagen Dealer Meeting was an excellent event for our students to acquire skills to further themselves on their career path, and we are so proud that they represented GTC in such a professional manner. Our students will succeed in any avenue of business they choose to pursue and the Volkswagen event will be one experience they never forget," said Steve Moyers, division director, Automotive Technology.
The students' jobs included assisting on-site maintenance technicians, providing photography and video for the event, preparing gift bags and marketing materials, and assisting the production team by driving vehicles. The event served as a micro- internship for the students and provided them with a hands-on learning experience in a real-world business setting.
Two Gwinnett Tech students decided to join the NDI auto show team for the upcoming season and others have expressed interest in joining since the event.
GTC offers more than 45 degree, diploma and certificate program options that you can finish in two years or less. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.
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Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of the region it serves. 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 call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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