Last month, 61 Adult Education students received their General Education Diploma (GED) at Atlanta Technical College’s (ATC) Adult Education Commencement Ceremony.
“Our ceremony was truly a celebration of these students’ unwavering commitment to build a better life for themselves and their families,” said Dr. Victoria Seals, President, ATC. “Many have overcome unimaginable circumstances to get here– however, this is only beginning. They now have the foundation to continue their education, earn competitive wages, and secure the future they deserve.”
ATC’s Adult Education Program offers free Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and GED preparation courses. These lecture based classes are infused with technology and offered along with workforce development, financial, and family support training workshops.
“I could not be more proud of the sacrifice, dedication, and perseverance these students have exhibited to reach this important moment in their lives,” said Debra Saunders, Associate Vice President, ATC’s Adult Education Program. “Each and every one of our students receiving a GED have just begun to write a story of triumphs through tremendous opposition. I can’t wait to read this uplifting book!”
Last year, Atlanta Technical College’s Adult Education Department served over 1,000 students ages 16-74, up 21% from the previous year. In the same time frame, the number of GED completers increased by 38%. Most importantly, these courses are free to anyone in the community looking to obtain their GED.
Courses are designed to improve reading, writing, and math skills while empowering students to earn their GED. In 2017, 32% of ATC’s Adult Education students continued their education while 57% entered the workforce.
To learn more, please visit: https://www.atlantatech.edu/adult-educationged-prep/.
Atlanta Technical College is a vibrant part of the Technical College System of Georgia and was named its College of the Year in 2012. Prior to that, the college was selected as America’s Best Community College by Washington Monthly magazine. Most recently, Atlanta Technical College has been ranked one of the best in the nation for online courses and programs. In 2017, Atlanta Technical College celebrated 50 years. For more information on Atlanta Technical College and its 150 programs, visit www.atlantatech.edu.