Gwinnett Technical College Hosts Inaugural BAM! Appreciation Breakfast Celebrating Builders and Manufacturers’ Commitment to Workforce Development

GWINNETT – On Friday, April 19, 2024, Dr. D. Glen Cannon, President of Gwinnett Technical College, spoke to a crowd of builders, manufacturers, and community stakeholders at the College’s inaugural BAM! (Builders and Manufacturers) appreciation event. This event is dedicated to honoring the invaluable contributions of builders and manufacturers to the College’s workforce development initiatives.

Builders and manufacturers are crucial in shaping our communities and driving economic growth through their dedication to innovation, quality, and workforce development. Gwinnett Tech recognizes the importance of collaboration with these industry leaders to ensure our students have the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the modern workforce.

The appreciation breakfast allowed Gwinnett Tech to express gratitude to builders and manufacturers for their ongoing support and partnership in advancing education and training programs that prepare students for successful careers. Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Commissioner Greg Dozier gave an update and overview of high-demand career programs, internships, and apprenticeships offered by the TCSG colleges across the state, and Governor Brian P. Kemp sent taped congratulations on the work being done by the College and all the builders and manufacturers working with Gwinnett Tech. Attendees included college faculty and staff, industry representatives, and community leaders.

Dr. Cannon expressed his enthusiasm for the event, stating, “Builders and manufacturers are the backbone of our economy, and their commitment to workforce development is instrumental in shaping the future of our communities. We are honored to host this inaugural Appreciation Breakfast as a token of our appreciation for their invaluable contributions to Gwinnett Technical College and beyond.”

Special recognitions were awarded as part of the inaugural event. Siemens was recognized for its Innovation and Emerging Technology EV Charging Systems Technical Project, WIKA Instrument Corporation was recognized as the Legacy Industry Partner, and Porter Steel was recognized for its Service to Students.

Attendees also took the opportunity to network and explore potential partnership opportunities to support workforce development initiatives further.

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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 140 associate degrees, diplomas, certificate programs, and hundreds of seminars, workshops, and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech is Gwinnett County’s largest corporate training provider and serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County. 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 A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.