What is Lanier Tech?
We have roots! Founded in 1964, Lanier Technical College was established as a partnership between Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, Gainesville City Schools, Hall County Schools, Hall County Commission, and City of Gainesville. The first classes of the newly minted college were held at Oakwood Baptist Church from 1966 until 1967 when the Oakwood Campus officially opened its doors to students. Fast forward fifty years and Lanier Technical College now serves seven counties, and over 3,000 students throughout North Georgia where we provide technical education, adult education, and workforce training.
What is the future of Lanier Tech?
We’re growing! In 2015, Governor Nathan Deal announced the first new campus in the history of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) would be at Lanier Tech. The 95-acre project, located on Georgia State Route 365, will include six state-of-the-art buildings where students can study everything from accounting to welding. Additionally, the new campus will be designed to serve over 5,000 students, rather than the 2,500 students at the Oakwood Campus. This investment in Hall County ensures further growth opportunities for the ever-increasing emphasis on technical education and Georgia’s workforce.
How can you help?
The students of Lanier Tech deserve the best! With the monumental support of our state officials, financial gaps still remain to continue our path to success. Allied health programs need equipment, information technology programs need computers, and multitude of our programs require tools to provide instruction. We want partners like you, who want to be a part of history, to join us in our fundraising efforts. Could you see your name on a building, a classroom, or an instructional space for all time? We can! Contact us today for more information: Lauren Pugh (470-599-9884).