Jordan Added to NGTC FacultyJuly 23 | Posted by editor | News, Union Tags: North GA Technical College
Blairsville, GA - Glenn Jordan is our new full time Air Conditioning Technology instructor. “Glenn has worked with us as a part time faculty member in the past, and we are glad to have him on board as we continue to grow and improve that program,” commented Vice President for Academic Affairs Rex Bishop.
Jordan first became associated with North Georgia Tech in 1976 while studying business, and it was here he met his wife, Deborah, who was studying computers. After graduating, he continued on and achieved an Associates Degree from Truett-McConnell College.
For many years, Mr. Jordan worked in manufacturing as a supervisor and in maintenance. When Bosch Tools planned to move production overseas, Jordan decided to learn a skill that he could depend on to support his family.
Choosing to return to North Georgia Tech, he took advantage of the free test prep courses offered at the college and then enrolled in the Air Conditioning Technology program in 2006. Even before he had completed the program, he had started his own business – Priority Air – which currently serves over 400 customers.
Jordan began his teaching career a few years ago as an adjunct instructor for the evening courses offered at NGTC. “I love to see students take something new, get their hands on it and then go out and make money from it. Some of them come into the program knowing very little about electricity or heating and air, and then just a year and a half later, they are able to service equipment.”
Most of the students will own and operate their own business someday. Jordan encourages them to take advantage of all of the education available to them. “I tell them to take all of the air conditioning courses we offer and to take the entrepreneur courses as well. I strongly encourage them to pursue their associates degree. And once they leave here, the industry will demand that they continue their training with their employer.”
Glenn and Deborah live in Stephens County, closely surrounded by their children and grandchildren.
For more information on the HVAC program of study at NGTC, contact 706-754-7700 or visit www.northgatech.edu.
Photo: Glenn Jordan is new Air Conditioning Technology Instructor