Gwinnett Tech Holds Adult Education Transition Information Sessions

GWINNETT – NORTH FULTON — For many GED® recipients, the exams are not the end of the educational journey. To ease that transition, Gwinnett Technical College will host two information sessions for those interested in pursuing a degree, diploma or technical certificate of credit.

“Earning a GED® credential is a great first step,” said Gwinnett Technical College Dean of Adult Education Stephanie Rooks. “However, there is a significant increase in both job stability and income potential with the addition of higher education.”

The information sessions are scheduled for Aug. 27 and Sept. 24 in building 100 of Gwinnett Technical College’s Lawrenceville Campus. Attendees should plan to stay for two hours from 6-8 p.m. Participants will receive information and guidance on transitioning into college.

More than 2,000 men and women from Gwinnett and North Fulton counties took free GED® preparation classes at several locations throughout these communities. This was an increase over previous years, which, when combined with English as a Second Language classes, included 700 more students compared to June 30, 2014.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, a person with a high school diploma or GED® credential will earn $7,658 more annually than a non-high school graduate. It is estimated that earning an associate degree increases one’s earning potential by more than $400,000 over a lifetime.

“By pursuing higher education after receiving your GED® credential,” said Rooks, “you’ll ultimately earn more money and enjoy a more secure financial future for you and your family.”

For more information about these transition information sessions, contact Vivolyn Ferguson at vferguson@gwinnetttech.edu or 678-226-6434

Gwinnett Technical College offers more than 150 degree, diploma and certificate program options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.

August 5, 2015