Altamaha Technical College urges adults without a high school diploma to take the first step to obtaining a GED: attend the Academic Support Center’s Open House January 31 and take a free GED Practice Test.
Last year, more than 19,000 adult learners in Georgia 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 certificate, diploma or degree program from college.
“Adult students are encouraged to talk to us at the Academic Support Center to learn more about scholarships available to help cover the cost of the GED test,” said Sandy Williams, Dean of Adult Education at Altamaha Technical College. “The time to take the GED test is now. This open house is a great opportunity for students to prepare to take the GED test now through the free practice test. In January 2014, the new version of the test will be released and unfortunately students who may have completed sections of the test but have not passed the whole test will have to start over.”
With five campuses in Jesup, Hazlehurst, Camden County, Baxley and Brunswick, Altamaha Technical College offers more than 80 degree, diploma and certificate programs. To learn more about Altamaha Technical College, contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-645-8284 or go online to http://www.altamahatech.edu.