In The Media

Here you’ll find stories about GTCC people, programs and events that have appeared in newspapers, magazines on television and elsewhere.

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GTCC student an example of the rise of the 'Battery Belt' in N.C.

Published on May 9, 2024

Growing up, Devante Cuthbertson assumed he might have to leave his North Carolina hometown to pursue a career, but a new multi-billion-dollar Toyota battery plant is offering him a reason to stay put. The 28-year-old from Greensboro is among students in an apprenticeship program at Guilford Technical Community College.

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Two women at GTCC talking about Titan Link, a student help service.

GTCC's Titan Link gets well-deserved recognition

Published on April 25, 2024

Titan Link offers access to resources for students when life throws unexpected curve balls. This is a "safe space for (students) to be able to get items and know that there’s no judgment because that’s what we’re here for," said Undrea Jenkins, the GTCC High Point Campus Facilitator for Titan Link.

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GTCC program aims to ease HVAC labor shortage

Published on March 25, 2024

GTCC is working to help fill a void in the HVAC industry. The school has about 90 students enrolled in the HVAC program, and local employers had the opportunity to meet these students at a recent job fair. Originally shown on Spectrum Local News.

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Toyota launches a unique hiring process in Greensboro

Published on December 7, 2023

The Toyota battery manufacturing plant in Liberty is on track to open in 2025. The plant has a hiring technique that not only helps with employment but also helps its future employees get college degrees. Originally published on Spectrum Local News.

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WXII's Jackie Pascale and GTCC's Al Romano chat.

Chef Al joins WXII for an ice carving demonstration

Published on August 16, 2023

In the heat of summer, GTCC's culinary technology Instructor Alan "Chef Al" Ramano joins WXII 12's Jackie Pascale for a special live ice carving tutorial. One of the many skills students learn in GTCC's popular culinary program.

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New Scholarship Supports Workforce Education

Published on November 16, 2022

Jan Knox, associate vice president of marketing, communications and the GTCC Foundation, discusses with WXII 12 News how a grant from the foundation of the heavy metal band Metallica will benefit GTCC students pursuing a technical education degree.

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GTCC leaders on "Triad Today" program

Published on June 6, 2022

GTCC leaders discuss important initiatives and opportunities with Jim Longworth on the Triad's only public affairs program, "Triad Today." The program airs weekly on WXLV ABC 45. Learn more at

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Spectrum News chats with Longleaf Grant recipient

Published on January 19, 2022

Daniela Campbell was home-schooled, first through a co-op and then solely by her mom. It was from her home-schooling peers that she heard of GTCC and was intrigued by the college’s offerings and advantages. Not only did she quickly become a proponent of community colleges in general and GTCC in particular, she began taking advantage of programs as soon as possible. Perhaps the biggest advantage she embraced was the Longleaf Grant, which she says has been “a blessing, a giant gift.”

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GTCC Spring 2021 commencement

Published on May 14, 2021

Guilford Technical Community College will hosted its Spring 2021 commencement Thursday, May 13 at the Greensboro Coliseum.

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GTCC Paralegal Student Association Requests Paralegal Day Proclamation

Published on October 23, 2020

Pamela Hollern, director of GTCC’s paralegal technology program, shares about the importance of paralegals in her legal career and the determination – despite a global pandemic – of the GTCC Student Paralegal Association’s efforts to have Gov. Roy Cooper proclaim Oct. 23, 2020, as Paralegal Day in North Carolina.

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GTCC alumna finds purpose in air conditioning business

Published on October 17, 2019

GTCC alumna Day Coker studied electronics engineering at GTCC and now owns her own heating and air conditioning business, AC by Day C. She was recently featured in a WGHP FOX 8 segment for charting her own path as a female in a male-dominated profession.

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How Greensboro Grows Its Skilled Workforce

Published on March 1, 2019

In Guilford County, North Carolina, leaders have stopped asking, “Why don’t we have the right talent?” and started saying, “Here’s how we’re going to create talent.” Industry Week explores how Guilford County is helping create a skilled workforce through programs like the Guilford Apprenticeship Partners program that GTCC supports.

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Guilford Technical Community College serves as ‘ground zero’ for aviation training in North Carolina

Published on February 21, 2019

EdNC recently toured GTCC's aviation campuses, the state's largest aviation training program. “If you’re going to talk about aviation training in North Carolina, you are at ground zero,” stated Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) President Randy Parker. “We have the largest aviation program in the state, probably the biggest in several states, and one of the three largest programs on the east coast. In our labs, you will find equipment you won’t see at the universities or most community colleges in North Carolina or the states around us.”

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GTCC program empowers local students with intellectual disabilities

Published on February 8, 2019

FOX 8's Natalie Wilson previews a new program at GTCC for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities called POWER Pathways. The program emphasizes job readiness and will begin with a course on food service. “They're going to have a component where they're working on interview skills, resume writing and kind of those soft skills needed to get a job and also to keep a job,” Dean of Adult Education Claire Ricci said.

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GTCC’s newest building gives technical programs a lot more space

Published on February 7, 2019

The Center for Advanced Manufacturing — GTCC leaders call it CAM for short — is the college’s newest and most modern building. The $35.5 million facility that opened last year covers nearly 6 acres and gives significantly more space — and more state-of-the-art equipment — to five college programs. “Vocational careers are absolutely essential to our economy,” Randy Gunter, the dean of the college’s industrial, construction and transportation technologies division, said during a tour of the building last month. “Bottom line, (CAM is) helping to drive economic development for the county.”

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Piedmont Triad International Grows Up and Brings Region Along for the Ride

Published on January 10, 2019

Airport Improvement Magazine chats with Nick Yale, director of aviation at GTCC about how the college feeds talent to support the Triad's growing aviation cluster. The school offers five separate degree programs related to aerospace jobs, plus continuing education courses for aerospace professionals. It also provides custom training for aerospace companies in the region.

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GTCC adds second track to its paralegal program

Published on November 7, 2018

GTCC has added a second accelerated track to its paralegal program. The community college now offers a one-semester paralegal program for people who already have a two-year or four-year college degree.

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In search for new workers, Guilford County manufacturers turn to young apprentices

Published on September 4, 2018

The Greensboro News & Record takes a look at the value of apprenticeship programs like those offered in Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham counties. The Guilford Apprenticeship Partners initiative, a collaboration between local industry, economic development and GTCC, is in its third year and recently signed its largest class of apprentices.

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Greensboro's colleges and universities have big hopes for new buildings

Published on August 27, 2018

GTCC President Dr. Randy Parker shares with the Greensboro News & Record details about the newest addition to GTCC's Jamestown Campus -- the new Center for Advanced Manufacturing. Opening fall semester 2018, the facility will be home to three growing programs: transportation, welding technology and computer integrated machining. The 242,000 square-foot facility will allow the college to serve more students and provide flex lab space for companies to install equipment and train employees.

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FOX 8: GTCC Professor Says Piedmont a Prime Spot for Distribution Centers

Published on March 22, 2018

GTCC’s Sam Chinnis, associate professor of global logistics, spoke with FOX 8’s Charles Ewing on Greensboro’s readiness to support a large distribution center. GTCC offers a degree program in supply chain management and uses a model warehouse at its Cameron Campus to simulate what it is like to work in a distribution center.

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News and Record: Heroes Center Will Serve Veterans’ Needs

Published on February 26, 2018

The Greensboro News and Record highlights the Heroes Center’s efforts to support area veterans. The Heroes Center will provide student housing and life-skills training for student veterans and will work in partnership with Guilford Technical Community College.

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Spectrum News: GTCC Gives Kids Something To Smile About

Published on February 10, 2018

Spectrum News profiles GTCC students and Guilford County Dental Society volunteers participating in the American Dental Association’s ‘Give Kids a Smile’ event held on Feb. 9, 2018 at the GTCC Dental Hygiene Clinic in Jamestown. Twenty-three students from Hope Academy received free dental care through this program.

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GTCC Stellar Society Calls Total Eclipse "The Fastest Two Minutes"

Published on August 22, 2017

News & Record Total Eclipse: “The Fastest Two Minutes” Guilford Technical Community College astronomy students and faculty traveled to Newberry, S.C., to experience the 2017 solar eclipse in totality. The expedition was led by Tom English, Director of GTCC’s Cline Observatory and Astronomy Program, after more than a year of planning for the once in a lifetime event.

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