For the third consecutive year, Gwinnett Technical College has recorded the highest enrollment numbers in the College's 34-year history. More than 12,000 students across Gwinnett and North Fulton enrolled at Gwinnett Tech for exceptional educational programs and exciting career opportunities. The 2018 academic year’s enrollment took a sizeable jump, recording an 8.5% uptick over a year ago.
David Welden, acting president of Gwinnett Tech, attributes this surge in enrollment to a few key factors:
• Expanding HOPE Career Grant offerings from 30 certificates and diplomas to 51. Programs of study include and automotive and construction, computer sciences, early childhood care and education, health sciences, heavy diesel, logistics management and welding and joining technology.
• Increased awareness about programs and support services for Veterans and their families. The College's Office of Veterans Affairs earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation and ranked 4th in the nation on the 2017 Best Colleges for Vets list.
• A dramatic increase in the number of high school students enrolled in the Dual Enrollment program. This year, 2,248 high school students from public, private and home schools across the community are actively enrolled in Gwinnett Tech, while in high school, taking classes both online and on-campus.
Welden says, "We are continually working with our industry partners to respond and deliver the educational programs that meet the real-time needs of our community."
The College offers more than 140 different associate degrees, diploma and certificate programs. Gwinnett Tech's programs continue to grow and expand to meet the ever-changing demands of the job market.