Altamaha Technical College celebrates National Literacy Month in Camden County
Kingsland, Ga. (Sept. 4, 2012) – Altamaha Technical College’s Academic Support Center in Camden County will celebrate National Literacy Month this September by offering a “Math Workshop” for adults who need to focus on the math skills necessary to successfully complete the math portion of the GED test.
Kemso Keith, Academic Support Instructor at the Camden Campus, said her students need the extra assistance in math.
“Most of our students have problems with the math portion of the test,” said Keith. “This intensive class will help these students gain a better understanding and confidence, which will hopefully help them pass the test.”
The 50-hour class is spread out over two weeks and is offered at no cost to the public. The course will be held Monday through Thursday, Sept. 10-13 and Sept. 17-20, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Academic Support Center, Altamaha Technical College Camden Campus, The Camden Center, 8001 The Lakes Boulevard, Kingsland.
To learn more about the class, contact Keith at 912-510-3361.
Altamaha Technical College is one of the adult education centers in Georgia participating in National Literacy Week and Georgia Literacy Month. Events are planned for each county in the College’s seven-county service delivery area.
Why is earning a GED© so important?
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 possible 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. In January 2014, a new version of the test will be released and students who may have completed sections of the test but have not passed the whole test will have to retest.”
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 Camden Campus at 912-912-510-3327 or go online towww.altamahatech.edu .