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Posted: May 15, 2012 10:28 p.m.

‘Advance Your Career Expo’ coming to GPTC

Those looking for their first job, advancing or switching careers, or re-entering the workforce can attend Georgia Piedmont Technical College newest expo Tuesday.

GPTC's Newton Campus, Building D and Conference Center located at 8100 Bob Williams Parkway in Covington will host an "Advance Your Career Expo - Chart a Pathway to Excellence" on May 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The purpose of the Expo is to offer educational training programs and services that enables individuals, often while they are working, to advance over time to successively higher levels of education and employment in a given industry or occupational sector.

Attendees will learn how the Kindle Fire is replacing textbooks and reshaping the way that teachers teach and students learn. Thanks to the small profile and long battery life, the Kindle Fire goes hand-in-hand with students' lifestyles.

Georgia Piedmont Technical College takes pride in being first in the state to load their Business and Industry training materials on the Kindle Fire. Rather than handing clients a set of seventeen three ring binders of electrical and mechanical training, they now receive a Kindle Fire and it becomes their property, just like a textbook.

SGD North America, Inc. is the first of many companies to receive the loaded Kindle Fires from Georgia Piedmont Technical College. "SGD North America, Inc. is excited about our partnership with Georgia Piedmont Technical College," said HR Manager Scott Adams. "In enhancing the technical, mechanical and electrical skill levels of our maintenance employees, the Kindle Fire concept has helped merge together modern day technology with education."

Participants at the Advance Your Career Expo will explore GPTC's Pathways to Excellence in: Leadership; Customer Service; Logistics and Transportation; Facilities Maintenance and Industrial Maintenance. Sessions on Commercial Truck Driving, Work Ready and Continuing Education units for Electrical Contractor license renewal are also available.

A registration fee of $25 covers the opening session with motivational speaker Oz Nesbitt Sr., Post I Commissioner, Rockdale County; and GPTC Acting President Larry Teems; five training workshops and a catered lunch.

For more information about GPTC's Pathways to Excellence or to register for the Advance Your Career Expo on May 22, call (404) 297-9522, extension 5016 or email jacksonc@gptc.edu.

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