Gwinnett Technical College Hosts GwMA for its August 2017 Meeting

August 10, 2017
For the Gwinnett Municipal Association August General Session members and guests were invited to the campus of Gwinnett Technical College (Gwinnett Tech) for a presentation by President Glen Cannon.  Dr. Cannon is the third president named during the 33-year history of Gwinnett Tech.
Dr. Cannon spoke to GwMA’s members concerning Gwinnett Tech’s objective for delivering a “Qualified, Sustainable Workforce” for Gwinnett County and the State of Georgia.  Student growth has been phenomenal, both for traditional students and adult education offerings.  Gwinnett Tech’s success is best measured by its continually graduating prepared, workforce-ready individuals.  The college is now working with economic development options for 104 companies.  Gwinnett Tech is the second largest technical college in Georgia with a 2016 budget of $28 million dollars. 

Dr. Cannon highlighted several programs including Skills USA, Veterans Services and support for the Georgia Film Academy.  Of particular note is their support for Mercedes Benz USA and recognition for the QuickStart Program’s support for training of workers outside of Mercedes Benz’s owned facilities.

During the meeting attendees were able to network with Gwinnett Tech’s directors and meet students recognized for outstanding achievement.  GwMA appreciates Dr. Cannon and the entire Gwinnett Tech staff for hosting this session and their role in developing and improving Gwinnett’s future workforce.