Gwinnett Technical College Adult Education Division Honored for Student Achievement

October 15, 2014

Gwinnett Technical College Adult Education Division Honored for Student Achievement

GWINNETT – NORTH FULTON

Gwinnett Technical College’s Adult Education Division has been recognized by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) as one of the state’s best at helping its students raise the level of their education.

Adult Education Division Honored for Student Achievement
(left to right): Dr. Josephine Reed-Taylor, deputy commissioner, Technical College System of Georgia; Stephanie Rooks, dean, Adult Education Division, Gwinnett Tech; Dr. Glen Cannon, president, Gwinnett Tech; Beverly Smith, assistant commissioner, Adult Education, TCSG.

At the TCSG’s Annual Fall Conference, Gwinnett Tech was one of seven technical colleges in Georgia honored for Overall Achievement of Educational Gain Benchmarks.

“The goal of an adult education program is to improve the basic literacy skills of participants – as a means to improving their lives, their employment opportunities, their family foundation and their role as active citizens. With a mission so vital, it’s gratifying to know that we’re serving our students at such a high level,” said Stephanie Rooks, dean of Adult Education, Gwinnett Tech.

Gwinnett Tech’s Adult Education Division served more than 3,600 students in the last academic year, with 1,929 in adult basic education, 122 in adult secondary education, and 1,596 in English as a Second Language (ESL). Of the GTC adult education students whose goal was to earn their GED® credential, 82 percent achieved the goal. Eighteen percent (18%) of those who earned their GED® credential then entered post-secondary education.

The annual conference brought together adult education instructors, transition coordinators, GED examiners, Certified Literate Community Programs (CLCP) partners and local program administrative staff from all 32 TCSG colleges, with the goal of insuring that “opportunities for all to learn are readily available.”

To learn more about Adult Education options at Gwinnett Tech, call 678-226-6702 or www.GwinnettTech.edu.

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October 15, 2014