Macon - Central Georgia Technical College will host the 2009 meeting of the Atlanta Section of National Conference of Standards Laboratories, International (NCSLI) on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at the Macon Campus. The meeting will be held from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Host program for the event is CGTC’s Metrology program. Program chair Tony Abel is excited about the opportunity to showcase CGTC and the Metrology program to a regional and national audience.
Metrology is the science of measurement. Correct measurements are essential to commerce. Commercial nuclear power, aerospace, medicine, medical devices and semiconductors are just some of the numerous areas that rely on metrology to translate science theory into mass produced reality.
Central Georgia Technical College's programs in Metrology are designed to meet the precision measurement needs of industry by offering students both theory and hands-on experiences to successfully enter the workforce. Graduates are prepared for employment in areas such as metrologist, metrology technician, quality assurance and quality control.
NCSLI provides measurement science (metrology) resources, education and training, scholarships and metrology outreach to improve the quality of products and services supporting excellence in calibration and testing. To further the goal of encouraging interest in metrology as a career, NCSLI also supports scholarships to institutions and individuals. In 2008, NCSLI presented over $4,000 in scholarships to CGTC for metrology students.
About Central Georgia Technical College
A comprehensive higher education institution, Central Georgia Technical College provides students more than 200 career program opportunities with numerous degree, diploma and certificate options, in addition to customized business and industry services, continuing education and adult education services. The College serves Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Jones, Monroe, Putnam and Twiggs Counties.