Take a look at the ceremony and the recipients including a mother who enrolled on a dare from her son and recently called that dare by passing the GED after 40 years of wanting it to happen.
Monday, June 11, 2012
For the 43 students participating in the Chattahoochee Technical College Adult Education Recognition Ceremony Thursday, it was a celebration they missed out on in high school. The graduates represent just a portion of the 814 students who earned a GED at Chattahoochee Technical College’s numerous testing centers. “Many of us worked in jobs with employers who had the mercy to hire us,” said graduate Clarisse Henderson Morris of Euharlee. “Then they had to fire us or lay us off because we did not have that high school diploma.” Thursday night’s ceremony included three graduates who were selected by the program’s instructors and administrators to tell their own story about their journey. Speakers featured in this year’s ceremony include …
The donation will create an opportunity for almost 800 low-income Georgians to receive a $65 voucher to be used toward the cost of the full GED test.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Georgia’s adult learners who can’t afford the cost of a GED test are getting some help from AT&T. AT&T donated $50,000 to the Technical College System of Georgia to create GED testing scholarships for qualified, low-income students. The fund will be administered through the TCSG Office of Adult Education, which manages the state’s GED instruction and testing programs. “I know first-hand the strong track record of the Technical College System of Georgia and the great work they’re doing to create a strong workforce,” said Sylvia Russell, the president of AT&T Georgia, in a press release. “We’re proud to play a role in their efforts to support adult education in our state.” The donation will create an opportunity for almost 800 low-income …