"This donation is so meaningful to our students," said NGTC President Dr. Mark Ivester, adding, "We certainly appreciate HEMC and their tremendous assistance to our college."
The electric line program is one of the more popular at NGTC's Clarkesville campus and there is typically a waitlist to get accepted, according to Amy Hulsey, NGTC Vice President of Community and College Relations. The most recent donated truck will ensure that students are being trained on the most modern, up-to-date equipment.
"The students are always very appreciative," said Hulsey, "We even like to have them there when the donation is made so that they see and get to meet the people at HEMC and develop those relationships because a lot of times this is their potential workforce that they're training."
The college is expanding the electric line program to the satellite campus in Blairsville in order to get more students trained and out into the workforce.
"We're very excited to be able to offer that not only at the Clarkesville campus but at one of our other satellite campuses too in the near future," Hulsey said.
Pictured left to right in front of the donated truck are NGTC Electric Line Instructor Rob Rowland, NGTC Vice President of Academic Affairs Mindy Glander, NGTC Institutional Advancement Director Cynthia Brown, HEMC Vice President of Engineering and Operations Jim Cox, HEMC Interim CEO Whit Hollowell, NGTC President Dr. Mark Ivester and HEMC Manager of Safety and Loss Control Jason Rothell.