Chattahoochee Technical College hosted the monthly Business After Hours event for the Pickens Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, April 17, at the college’s Appalachian Campus in Jasper. Highlighting this event was a ribbon cutting for the newly renovated welding labs, which recently received $400,000 in improvements.
On hand for the ribbon cutting were Dr. Ron Newcomb, President of Chattahoochee Technical College, Jordan Hunter, Chattahoochee Tech Welding Program Lead Instructor, Rep. Rick Jasperse, and Gerry Nechvatal, Executive Director of the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce.
“One of the premiere programs here at the Appalachian Campus is our world-class welding program,” said Chattahoochee Tech President Dr. Ron Newcomb. “This program provides workforce training that enables students to step right into rewarding and well-paying careers in a high-demand field.” Dr. Newcomb also noted that students in the Chattahoochee Tech Welding Program who qualify for the HOPE Career Grant receive free tuition.
“We’re very thankful for all the support,” said Welding Program Lead Instructor Jordan Hunter. “Lab space for welding was increased by 1,000 square feet. These improvements have brought us up to a new level.”