NGTC Opens Economic Development Training Center

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Pictured (L-R): Whit Diggs, Leslie Foster, Larry Peevy, Dr. Judy Taylor, Tim Bennett, Mark Rasmussen, Dr. Gail Thaxton, Dr. Mark Ivester

A new facility at North Georgia Technical College focuses on economic development.

Officials recently gathered at North Georgia Technical College’s new Economic Development Training Center for an official ribbon cutting ceremony and a demonstration of the simulation capabilities now available to businesses in the area.

Those in attendance received demonstrations on diagnostic software that allows a participant to write and debug programs that identify malfunctions on an assembly processing line, as well as a wireless motor simulation.

Also, the training facility has training booths for mechanical drive systems training for maintenance and increased efficiency for systems using belts, chains, gears and so forth.

The center offers short one to five day training sessions.

According to North Georgia Technical College, the Economic Development department provided over 16,000 hours of training to 65 companies last year.

North Georgia Technical College President Dr. Gail Thaxton said that the training center is evidence of the school’s commitment to industry and manufacturing in the Northeast Georgia area, adding that this is part of the school’s effort to continue to develop the qualified workers that local manufacturers in northeast Georgia desperately need.