GNTC to host Move On When Ready New stu­dent ori­en­ta­tions at all six cam­puses

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Ge­or­gia North­west­ern Tech­ni­cal Col­lege will hold face-to-face ori­en­ta­tions in July for high school stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Move On When Ready (MOWR) Dual En­roll­ment Pro­gram.

The MOWR ori­en­ta­tions will last ap­prox­i­mately 1-2 hours and are only for high school stu­dents who are en­rolled in the MOWR pro­gram at Ge­or­gia North­west­ern. These ses­sions are sep­a­rate from the ori­en­ta­tions for new GNTC stu­dents.

At­tend­ing a Move On When Ready ori­en­ta­tion ses­sion is not manda­tory, but is en­cour­aged. Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired prior to tak­ing part in a MOWR ori­en­ta­tion.

Ge­or­gia’s Move On When Ready Dual En­roll­ment Pro­gram al­lows qual­i­fied high school stu­dents to max­i­mize their education and ca­reer train­ing by tak­ing cour­ses that earn col­lege and high school credit at the same time.

Any stu­dent in an el­i­gi­ble Ge­or­gia high school or home study pro­gram who has achieved re­quired scores on the col­lege place­ment exam, are el­i­gi­ble to take part in the MOWR pro­gram.

Place­ment tests for the MOWR pro­gram are pro­vided at area high schools. Stu­dents that haven’t taken the place­ment exam can con­tact their high school coun­selor or a mem­ber of GNTC’s High School Ini­tia­tives staff.

All col­lege course­work taken through the MOWR pro­gram is cov­ered with MOWR funding. Stu­dents are not re­quired to pay for tu­ition, col­lege fees, or text­books. The only fees Hart, di­rec­tor of High School Ini­tia­tives at GNTC. “These stu­dents have taken 32,880 credit hours.”

Many MOWR cour­ses also of­fer stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to earn an in­dus­try cer­tifi­cate. This gives stu­dents the op­tion of ei­ther en­ter­ing the work­force upon grad­u­a­tion from high school or con­tin­u­ing their education at a TCSG or Uni­ver­sity Sys­tem of Ge­or­gia col­lege. Ei­ther way, they be­gin their se­lected ca­reer path with a head start.

Be­low are the MOWR new stu­dent ori­en­ta­tions:.

•Ca­toosa County Cam­pus, Ring­gold, July 11 at 5 p.m.

•Floyd County Cam­pus, Rome, July 13 at 5 p.m.

•Gor­don County Cam­pus, Cal­houn, July 13 at 11:30 a.m.

•Whit­field Mur­ray Cam­pus, Dal­ton, July 11 at 11:30 a.m.

•Walker County Cam­pus, Rock Spring, July 12 at 1 p.m.

To reg­is­ter on­line go to https://ganorth­west­ern. we­bex.com, click on event cal­en­dar tab, and choose one of the MOWR ori­en­ta­tions listed. For best re­sults use a com­puter, in­stead of a smart­phone or tablet, to reg­is­ter on­line.

GNTC’s High School Ini­tia­tives staff may be con­tacted via email at mowr@gntc.edu, or by phone at 706.295.6865 or 706.272.2963.

Greg Smith (left), in­struc­tor of Ro­bot­ics and En­gi­neer­ing at the Floyd County Schools Col­lege and Ca­reer Academy (FCSCCA), teaches Cam­ron Rou­bieu (right), of Coosa High School, how to op­er­ate an in­dus­try-grade robot. Ro­bot­ics and En­gi­neer­ing is a Move...

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