GNTC To Help Promote Literacy Week In Georgia

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) will be emphasizing its role by raising the level of awareness of adult education and family literacy during Literacy Week in Georgia, Sept. 23-29.

Governor Nathan Deal joined others across the nation by issuing a proclamation that designates Sept. 23-29 as Literacy Week in Georgia. The Adult Education program at GNTC planned a series of events and activities in celebration of Literacy Week to draw attention to the needs of the community.

Some highlights of the Literacy Week activities that GNTC will host or take part in include:

  • Rome Mayor Evie McNeice will present a Literacy Week Proclamation to Connie Smith, vice president of Adult Education at GNTC, on Monday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. This event will take place in City Hall, 601 Broad Street, Rome, Ga.
  • On Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m. former GED recipients Lisa Warren, admissions assistant at GNTC, and Donna Scott, testing lab assistant at GNTC, will speak to Adult Education students in Room 102 of the B Building at GNTC. They will discuss how they continued their education and found success in the workforce.
  • Mayor Evie McNeice will speak to Adult Education students in Room 103 of the B Building at GNTC on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m.
  • GNTC Adult Education students will compete in an essay contest. A panel of judges will review the essays and the first, second, and third place winners will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 26. 

The Adult Education program at GNTC provides education for adults whose education was interrupted in earlier years. They assist adults in acquiring the skills and credentials to validate their level of education through GED Testing. GNTC’s Adult Education program also offers transition counseling to assist with college or career aspirations.


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