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December 11, 2006

Looking for the Perfect Gift?
Make a dream come true, fuel a new career, give a boost up the corporate ladder or jumpstart a hobby – with a Gwinnett Tech seminar or workshop


Still looking for just the right item for that special someone on your list? If you’ve done your homework but have failed to find the perfect gift, it’s time to head back to school to complete your shopping.

You can make a dream come true, fuel a new career, give a boost up the corporate ladder or jumpstart a hobby – with the gift of a Gwinnett Technical College seminar or workshop.

A growing recognition of the importance of life-long learning, whether for career advancement or personal enrichment, has adults of all ages headed back to the classroom, tapping into the hundreds of courses offered by institutions like Gwinnett Tech.

“We served almost 4,700 in our continuing education courses over the last year, in the widest range of topics – from computer certifications to photography. We taught hundreds how to speak Spanish…or English, and others how to be a private detective. The diversity of interest we serve is incredible,” says Becky Burton, Gwinnett Tech continuing education director.

Just like with other holiday retailers, you can shop online for the gift of education at and surprise the recipient with a gift certificate! Call 770.995.9697 for more details.

Consider these options for those on your list:

Gifts of the Heart: Create a life-saver with a CPR Instructor Course that qualifies the graduate to train others to perform American Heart Association CPR.

Gifts of the Future:  Successful Retirement Planning may bring the dream retirement within reach for someone special on your list.

Gifts for the Entrepreneur: Help someone you know draw closer to their dream of becoming a business owner with Starting & Operating a Small Business.

Gifts for the Bottom-line : QuickBooks Introduction will take away frustration for the frazzled accounting manager and replace it with bookkeeping know-how that offers piece of mind.

Gifts for the Computer Wizard: Kick-start someone’s career with countless certifications through Gwinnett Tech’s Certification Central. Help launch or boost the career of that beloved computer geek on your list with Network+ Certification or A+ Certification Preparation for in-demand skills in networking and PC hardware.

Gifts for the Creative Types:  Foster a future Ansel Adams with Basic or Intermediate Photography. Or help the technologically-savvy creator make their own place in cyberspace with Designing Your Own Web Page Using HTML.

Gifts that Take Flight: Get someone’s dream off the ground with Private Pilot Ground School, the first step in learning to fly.

Gifts of Gab: Further someone’s bilingual capabilities with Spanish I, II or III, or, conversely, help someone master the English language through English as a Second Language Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced.

Gifts that Get to the Bottom of It: Open the door for the sleuth-to-be to the field of investigation with Private Detective, the first step to obtaining a Georgia Private Security License.

Give the gift that yields great rewards. Call 770.995.9697 today – and place your order for a Gwinnett Tech gift certificate in time for the holidays.

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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 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

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