Macon, Ga. – Reaching a livable income without a high school education often requires adults to advance gradually through adult education programs, job training, and then into a career, a process the BB&T Foundation aims to accelerate with its recent $50,000 award to the Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) Foundation.
Working alongside the College’s Foundation, Economic Development, and Adult Education Divisions, BB&T is funding the BB&T Workforce Investment Program, a collaborative opportunity focused on impacting individuals through short-term education and training programs designed to quickly move participants toward securing and sustaining a livable wage.
“Part of our mission is to make the communities we serve a better place to live,” said, Scott Seigel, market president of BB&T in Macon. “We believe this investment helps to fulfill that tenant of our mission.”
The College and its Foundation commend the generous support and strong partnership of BB&T.
The Workforce Investment Program will provide targeted classes through CGTC’s Adult Education program, which is designed to help individuals successfully pass the GED® exam, and will be aligned with short-term industry recognized training delivered through the College’s Economic Development Division.
“BB&T’s financial support is enabling CGTC to have an even greater impact on the individuals being served in the College’s adult education GED® program,” said Andrea Griner, vice president of Economic Development at CGTC. “The Economic Development division of CGTC is excited to offer participants industry-recognized certifications that will serve as an incentive for them to keep pursuing their GED® and be well-positioned to secure employment.”
The three-week program will provide GED® instruction as well as assistance on resume writing, interview preparation, financial literacy and strengthening job skills. By offering over 40 hours of GED® instruction during the three-week timeframe, students will be eligible for assessments of measurable skills gains. Additionally, participants will receive training that will lead toward credentials in Forklift Certification, CPR/First Aid Certification, and OSHA 10-hour for General Industry Certification.
The College plans to offer classes in several of its locations across its 11-county service area, anticipating at least 100 participants.
To enroll, contact CGTC’s Adult Education Career Opportunity Center at 478-218-3769.
Photo: (From left to right) CGTC’s vice president for Administrative Services, Dr. Michelle Siniard, vice president for Economic Development, Andrea Griner, and assistant vice president for Advancement, Tonya McClure, receive a check on behalf of the College’s Foundation from BB&T representatives, Scott Seigel, market president, and, community development specialist, Derold B. Mciver.