N. Fulton rejoins Gwinnett Tech family

The change means the college will work with businesses in that area to provide training and other needs, said Ron Jackson, commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia. He briefed the system's board about the change during the group's monthly meeting.

North Fulton businesses and leaders were served by Gwinnett  Tech until 2000, when the community was moved to Lanier Technical College's jurisdiction. That college had been serving North Fulton and Banks, Barrow, Dawson, Forsyth, Hall, Jackson and Lumpkin counties.

Sharon Bartels, president of Gwinnett Tech, said the college made opening a campus in North Fulton its top capital priority for the 2012 fiscal year. No specific location has been selected, she said.

The technical college system board would new to approve a new campus. Then the Legislature and governor would need to approve funding for the project.

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