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September 04, 2012
Gwinnett Tech Offers Free GED® Practice Test
First step to earning GED® is available September 10-14
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 or enjoy a much better life.
There's no better time than now to take the one easy step that can change their lives forever –starting with a free GED® practice test.
During the week of September 10 – 14, Georgia's adult education centers, including the center at Gwinnett Technical College, will be offering adult learners the opportunity to take a GED® practice test at no charge. All prospective test-takers need to do is visit the center and see how a small investment of their time can open the door to greater opportunities for them and their families.
Appointments are not required to take the practice GED® test at Gwinnett Tech. The test will be offered in Room 320, Building 100, on the following days/times:
- Tues., Sept. 11: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
- Wed., Sept. 12: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Thurs., Sept. 13: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Gwinnett Tech is located at 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30044.
Staff will also be on hand at the center to explain what's needed to sign up for the free GED® preparation classes. They'll also explain how the cost of taking the full set of GED® tests shouldn't be a deterrent to anyone because grants and other financial assistance, including a scholarship provided by AT&T, are available. Gwinnett Tech staff will also be offering a look at the new computer-based GED® test; GTC is one of the first centers to offer the test online.
"We're eager to show Gwinnett residents how we can help them prepare for the GED® test and show them how easy it can be to earn a GED® credential. We can also assist with their transition from GED® diploma to college degree or into a better job. Coming in for a practice test can be the first step to success," explains Stephanie Rooks, dean of adult education at Gwinnett Tech.
Locally, Clyde and Sandra Strickland, strong supporters of Gwinnett Tech and its students, have provided scholarships to assist GED® test-takers as well as scholarships for those who've earned their GED® at Gwinnett Tech to continue their education at the college.
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 certificate, diploma or degree program from college.
For more information about GED® test-taking and preparation classes at Gwinnett Tech, call 678-226-6662 or visit www.GwinnettTech.edu/ged.
Gwinnett Tech offers more than 50 degree, diploma and certificate options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.
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About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, serves more than 21,000 students annually to meet the workforce training needs of the region. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech’s service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or callÂ 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College.Â In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visitÂ www.GwinnettTech.edu.
A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.