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Lanier Tech’s Hall Campus: ‘This Is Not Your Granddad’s Vo-Tech School’

Lanier Technical College recently unveiled its new Hall County campus, which aims to be the crown jewel of the Technical College System of Georgia’s portfolio.

Governor Nathan Deal held a ceremonial ribbon cutting in October to commemorate the building, one he and TCSG leaders hope will be the blueprint for how best to develop a modern workforce in Georgia. 

“Institutions like Lanier Technical College are an essential part of Georgia’s robust workforce and thriving business climate,” Deal said. “With unparalleled resources for learning and mastering high-demand skills, this location is truly a 21st-century campus for a 21st-century workforce.”

The $150 million campus will accommodate more than 5,000 students and double Lanier Tech’s current capacity. Located on 95 acres, the Hall Campus features state-of-the-art equipment and includes six buildings for technical education instruction.

An editorial in The Gainesville Times described the new Hall County campus as “not your granddad’s vo-tech,” and that couldn’t be more accurate. We’ve spoken about the change in technical education over the last couple of decades before, and the Hall County campus of Lanier Tech is a perfect example of that change.

The campus was designed with the next four or five decades in mind. New jobs of today—and certainly of tomorrow—will demand technical skills. That’s what the Hall County campus wants to provide.

“We understand the immense importance of Georgia offering a well-trained workforce to meet the employer demands of today and tomorrow, and the Hall campus of Lanier Technical College will prove to be a historic investment in technical education,” Deal said.

Click here for a list of programs offered by Lanier Technical College.

Parrish Walton

Parrish Walton is a communications specialist with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD). He is the primary author of the Georgia@Work blog, which aims to educate Georgia citizens on all of the great things done by the Workforce... more