Gov. Deal Highlights State Support of Technical Education With Visit to Chattahoochee Tech

Chattahoochee Technical College welcomed Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to the North Metro Campus in Acworth on Wednesday, May 2. Arriving by helicopter, Gov. Deal emphasized the state’s investment in the Technical College System of Georgia. With a focus on workforce development, the state’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget includes the Governor’s recommendation of two new buildings for Chattahoochee Tech – the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Emerging Technologies at the North Metro Campus, and the Health Education Center at the Marietta Campus.

Projected programs for the 71,100-square-foot Health Education Center include Occupational Therapy Assistant, Medical Assisting and Practical Nursing. The 20,828-square-foot Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Emerging Technologies will offer training in Industrial Maintenance, which includes programmable logic controllers as well as Robotics, Computer Numerical Controls and Advanced Machining.

Officials gather with Gov. Deal as he signs House Bill 684 at the Chattahoochee Tech North Metro campus in Acworth.
Gathering to celebrate Gov. Deal’s signing of House Bill 684 at the Chattahoochee Technical College North Metro Campus in Acworth were, l-r, Dr. Ron Newcomb, President of Chattahoochee Tech; Madison Potts, Chattahoochee Tech GOAL winner; Matt Arthur, TCSG Commissioner; Rep. Terry England, Georgia House Appropriations Chairman; Stephanie O’Donoghue, State Rick Perkins Award winner; Rep. Trey Kelley; Anne Kaiser, TCSG State Board Chairman; Jay Cunningham, TCSG State Board Member; and Mark Haney of WellStar Health System, the TCSG 2017 Alumnus of the Year.

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