SAVANNAH — September is the National Literacy Month. As part of the month-long literacy campaign, Georgia’s adult education centers, including Savannah Technical College’s Adult Education Department, will be offering opportunities for adult learners to take a GED practice test at no charge.
All prospective test-takers need to do is visit one of the centers and see how a small investment of their time can open the door to greater opportunities for them and their families.
More than one million adults in Georgia don’t have a high school diploma. And without a high school credential, they’re less likely to get a good-paying job, discover a great career and enjoy a much better life.
“At Savannah Technical College, we meet our students where they are and help them get where they need to be,” said Savannah Technical College President Dr. Kathy Love. “Many of our students are taking the first steps to earn their GED. We remove their barriers to success by giving students free learning tools and support to succeed.”
Free practice tests will be given at each site to the first 20 to register. Registrations will be taken by phone at (912) 443-5354 for all sites.
“We’re actively campaigning to help people throughout Georgia understand that we can help them prepare for the GED test and, with a little effort, they can earn a GED credential,” said Beverly Smith, Technical College System of Georgia assistant commissioner. “After that, we’ll assist with their transition from GED diploma to college degree or into a better job. I encourage every adult learner in Georgia to make plans now to visit their local adult education center and take advantage of a free GED practice test session.”
For class registration information and information on the new GED computer-based testing, visit www.savannahtech.edu/cwo/GED_Adult_Education or call (912) 443-5446.
Last year, more than 19,000 adult learners earned their GED diploma. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a person with a high school or GED credential earns $10,000 more per year than a non-high school graduate. The income level increases substantially more for those who go on to complete a college certificate, diploma or degree program.
For more information from the TCSG Office of Adult Education, including a full list of local adult education centers, go to https://tcsg.edu/adult_literacy.php or call 1-800-946-9433 (1-800-94MYGED).
Savannah Tech’s Adult Education serves those who need to improve their basic literacy and math skills, improve their oral and written English, practice for the GED test to attain a high school equivalence degree, and prepare for community college or technical education.
Savannah Technical College teaches adult education classes in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties with multiple locations in each community including at the College›s campus locations in Savannah, Rincon and Hinesville.
GED Practice Test
At STC Effingham Campus
• Testing: Sept. 12, 1-4 p.m.
• Advisement: Sept. 13, 1-4 p.m.