The Chattanooga Technology Council (ChaTech) named Dwight Watt of Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) among the three finalists for the Unsung Tech Hero of the Year award.
The winner will be announced virtually on August 18 during the 2021 Chattanooga Technology Excellence Awards (TechX) program.
Watt, a GNTC instructor in computer information systems technology, was nominated for the TechX award earlier this year. The appointment came as Watt quickly took his classes in person online during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.
“I consider myself a representative of all the GNTC instructors who were in the same boat,” he said. “It has been a challenge to convert the courses entirely online and not in person, but it has been a rewarding challenge to offer more live online sessions to students. “
Now that in-person classes have resumed, Watt finds himself traveling between the Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray and Walker County campuses to educate GNTC’s computer information systems technology students. He teaches courses in IT support, web design, networking and cybersecurity.
The other two finalists for the Unsung Tech Hero of the Year award are Jennifer Edwards, Kenco Logistics, and Racheal Sauceman, Full Media.
The TechX Awards feature 11 categories in total, celebrating the Chattanooga area’s technological talents, outstanding performance and dedication to the community.