ATLANTA (June 14, 2019) – Yesterday, 45 Adult Education students received their General Education Diploma (GED) at Atlanta Technical College’s (ATC) Adult Education Commencement Ceremony.
“Each year, we hold the Adult Education Commencement Ceremony to recognize the significant milestone these students have achieved while transforming their lives through the power of education,” said Dr. Victoria Seals, President, ATC. “These individuals have an unwavering commitment to build a better life for themselves, and many have overcome unimaginable circumstances. I know this is only the beginning of their bright futures as they continue their education, earn competitive wages, and obtain a thriving career.”
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 Dorna Werdelin, Associate Vice President for Adult Education, ATC. “Each and every one of our students receiving a GED has just begun to write a story of triumphs through tremendous opposition.”
Last year, ATC’s Adult Education Department served over almost 900 students ages 16-74. Most importantly, these courses are free to anyone in the community looking to obtain a GED. Courses are designed to improve reading, writing, and math skills while empowering students to earn their GED. In 2018, 29 percent of ATC’s Adult Education students continued their education.
To learn more, please visit: http://www.atlantatech.edu/student-services/other-services-resources/adult-literacy-ged-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 of serving the City of Atlanta along with Fulton and Clayton Counties. For more information on Atlanta Technical College and its 150 programs, visit www.atlantatech.edu.