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October 13, 2011
Gwinnett Tech Hosts Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Workforce Development
Governor's Office of Workforce Development brings together panel of leaders from labor, education, business and industry for live satellite feed to 14 venues around the state
Gwinnett Technical College will host a statewide Town Hall Meeting on Workforce Development, presented by the Governor's Office of Workforce Development, on Thurs., Oct. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Busbee Center.
Participating from the Lawrenceville campus will be State School Superintendent John Barge, Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler, Gwinnett Tech President Sharon Bartels, and other elected and business leaders, connected with a host of satellite venues across the state that will live-stream the panel discussion. The event is open to the public.
"We want to maximize participation from the broadest possible audience to discuss the topics of the Georgia's workforce development needs, unemployment, soft skills and Georgia's growing workforce needs in industries such as infrastructure, bioscience and logistics," says Tricia Pridemore, executive director, Governor's Office of Workforce Development.
Pridemore will moderate the discussion with panelists:
- State School Superintendent John Barge
- Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler
- Representative Randy Nix (R-69)
- Gwinnett Technical College President Sharon Bartels
- Wendell Dallas, vice president and general manager, AGL Resources
- Debra Howell, workforce development manager, Georgia Power
- A representative from the Georgia Department of Economic Development
Citizens around the state can also participate by sending in questions via Twitter using the hashtag #gaGOWD.
The public can view and participate in the meeting by attending one of the satellite venues with video streaming, including:
- Southwest Georgia Technical College
- South Georgia Technical College
- Moultrie Technical College
- Georgia Northwestern Technical College
- Middle Georgia Technical College
- Oconee Fall Line Technical College
- Okefenokee Technical College
- Oconee Fall Line Technical College
- Atlanta Technical College
- Columbus Technical College
- Bainbridge College
- Southern Crescent Technical College
- Troup County Chamber of Commerce
- Central Georgia Technical College
The Town Hall Meeting will be held in the Busbee Center, Building 700, on the Gwinnett Tech campus at 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043.
For more information about the Town Hall Meeting, contact the Governor's Office of Workforce Development, 404-463-5030.
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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 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.
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