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Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) training is planned for the Washington-Wilkes Career Center through the Office of Economic Development’s Continuing Education Department.  CNA training provides students with the necessary information and skills needed to work as a Nurse Aide in a variety of healthcare settings.  Upon successful completion of the program, students can take the Georgia Certified Nurse Aid Exam.  The CNA program at Athens Technical College is approved by the Georgia Medical Care Foundation.
 
·         Short-term training completed in less than one semester
·         Financial aid available for qualified applicants
·         Graduates are qualified to become Certified Nursing Assistants
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ATC Spotlight. Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Courses to Start at Washington-Wilkes Career Center. Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Courses to Start at Washington-Wilkes Career Center graphic. Date: June 24, 2015. Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) training is planned for the Washington-Wilkes ...
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Diesel Technology Program Receives Training Equipment from Yancey Bros. Co.
Yancey Bros. Co., the nation’s oldest Caterpillar dealer, recently donated a diesel engine trainer to the Diesel Technology program on the Elbert County Campus. Charles Dawson, Diesel Technology program chair, said this is the second donation of a training system from Yancey Brothers. Students are able to use the systems during instructional labs to experience equipment they will use in the workplace.
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The Athens Community Career Academy is a wonderful resource for Athens that connects students to higher education, as well as careers in fields needed right here in our community. Did you know that Clarke County students attend the Career Academy at no cost to students? Clarke County high school students interested in attending the Career Academy should talk to their high school counselors. www.clarke.12.ga.us/ACCA/
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Matt Payne, a student in the Physical Therapist Assistant program, has been named the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) student for Athens Technical College. He was nominated by his Physical Therapist Assistant instructors Dr. Ellen O’Keefe and Dr. Diana Carman.
GOAL, a statewide program of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), honors excellence in academics and leadership among the state’s technical college students. GOAL winners are selected at each of the state’s 23 technical colleges, as well as one Board of Regents college with a technical education division.
“Technical education provides the academics and skill-based training to create highly-educated and competent individuals who can quickly transition into the workforce to lead promising careers and shape the economic future of Georgia,” according to Payne. “Athens Technical College and the Physical Therapist Assistant program have provided the crucial, hands-on learning and expertise that will separate me as a professional in the field of physical therapy.”
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Engineering Technology Showcase Held

The Engineering Technology program at Athens Technical College hosted the 2015 Engineering Technology Showcase on Wednesday, March 25. The Engineering Technology Showcase featured an Open House along with a Career and Resource Fair. During the Open House, potential students and community members were invited to tour the Engineering Technology classrooms and labs featuring state-of-the-art equipment. The Career and Resource Fair served as an opportunity to connect with area businesses and organizations involved with engineering and other STEM areas.

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Two students from Athens Technical College (ATC), Jacob Puche and Levi Patterson, were each recently awarded a $2,000 Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® scholarship by Grainger, a local distributor of products used to maintain, repair or operate facilities.  The scholarship program offers financial assistance for tuition and books to 250 outstanding students each year who are earning associate degrees or certificates in skilled trade and public safety programs at 125 community colleges across the country.  Students also receive a customized Westward® toolkit upon graduation to jump start their career.

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The Automotive Technology program was chosen to host a Sonnax Road Show demonstration on May 21 during their Automatic Transmission class. The Sonnax Road Show is a series of valve body diagnostic and reaming seminars held throughout the United States and Canada. Athens Technical College was one of only a handful of sites in the southeast selected for a demonstration this summer.
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A Manufacturing Job Fair is planned for Friday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Athens Technical College.  Nibco, Baldor, Caterpillar, Leggett and Platt, McCann Aerospace, Silgan Closures, Power Partners, Certainteed, and other area manufacturers are scheduled to participate.
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Interior Design students won numerous awards during the White Room Challenge at the 2015 Athens Home and Garden Show held at The Classic Center from February 29 to March 1. Students designed three rooms, including a dining room, a guest room, and a game room.
The team of Deb Kight, Amanda Gober, Paula Hein, and Margureite Wolford designed a guest room. They were awarded Best Interior Design Room Color Palette, Best Interior Design Use of Lighting, and Best Overall Interior Design Room. Award for Best Interior Design Space Planning went to the team of Kellie Burden, Sunny LaCavera, Sarah McGahee, and Jaleesa Smith for their dining room. Amanda Archambault, Katelyn Stephens, Candace Taylor, and Katie O'Kelly created a game room space, which earned awards for Best Interior Design Transformation of Furnishing and Best Interior Design Application of Accessories.
Pictured: (L-R) Phillip C. Myer, Interior Design program chair; interior design students Kellie Burden, Jaleesa Smith, Sarah McGahee, Deb Kight, Marguerite Wolford, Amanda Archambault; and Brandy Martin, Interior Design adjunct instructor pose with a completed room during the 2015 White Room Challenge.
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The annual Honors Day ceremony was held on April 2. Over 200 students were eligible to be recognized during the ceremony for their academic achievements, scholarship awards, and community service activities.
“The Honors Day ceremony is our chance to celebrate students who have demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, and service,” said Athens Technical College President Dr. Flora Tydings. “The students recognized this year represent our best and brightest.”
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Accelerating Opportunity Grad Earns International Job

A year ago, Erik Duarte was only dreaming of completing the GED exam, earning a college degree, and following a career path. He had left high school and worked a series of jobs around Athens. A move to North Dakota led to a job in the oil fields working 80 to 100 hours per week. Upon returning to Athens, Duarte realized that if he had devoted that much time to working, he could certainty allot time each week toward his education. Today he has earned those credentials along with a prime job with Häring.
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Culinary Arts Students Win Silver in Georgia State Student Competition!  Read more:  http://www.athenstech.edu/spotlight.cfm?i=547
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Discover Athens Technical College - The College for the Community
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Since its founding in 1958, Athens Technical College has fulfilled an ever evolving role as the college for the community. From our programs to our footprint, Athens Technical College has expanded its scope to meet the changing needs of our students and our community. As we have persisted in pursuing innovation and academic excellence, our focus remains on the core mission of providing the education needed to ready our students for the workforce. Graduates of Athens Technical College have more than a certificate or degree – they have a career.
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