In the next four years, the metro Atlanta region will need to fill 27,000 new healthcare jobs – 8,000 in Gwinnett County alone.# Tens of thousands of those jobs, in Gwinnett and well beyond, will go to Gwinnett Technical College graduates, in careers that range from nursing to emergency medical services to health information technology.
The Gwinnett Tech campus is already home to one of the state”s largest concentrations of healthcare education and training, and serves more health sciences students than the Medical College of Georgia.# This fall, GTC will open its new 78,000-square-foot Life Sciences Center, the focus of the current Legacy of Lives Campaign, expanding to serve thousands of additional students, adding a host of new programs and magnifying the college”s regional health sciences impact.
With a job placement rate of nearly 100 percent in the field and near perfect pass rates on the relevant national certification and licensing exams, GTC graduates have long been a respected core of the area”s healthcare workforce.
“Whether you”re in your doctor”s office or at any metro Atlanta hospital, you”ve likely been cared for by a professional who graduated from Gwinnett Tech,”# says President Sharon Bartels.
Gwinnett Tech grads can be the paramedic who responded to your 911 call, the nurse delivering your care, the radiologic technologist who took the diagnostic images for your doctor, or the quality assurance specialist working with your lab tests.
“Our Legacy of Lives Campaign has an impact far beyond our campus boundaries. The development of our Life Sciences Center and the expansion of our healthcare and life science programs will positively enhance our community and the region.# Having a highly trained, skilled healthcare workforce is critical to meet the need for healthcare services in our community and to combat rising costs,”# explains Bartels.