Eatonton; GA – The Rotary Club of Greene and Putnam counties presented a check to the Putnam County Campus of Central GA Technical College for Adult Education, GED Testing, in the amount of three-hundred and fifty dollars.
This is the second year for the donation. Scott Gessay, the President of the Rotary, says, “One of Rotary’s focus areas here in the community is education. We provide scholarships to all five of the local high schools in Greene and Putnam Counties and one thing that we saw last year was a need to support the career academies both in Greene and Putnam so we’re providing this scholarship for that cause.”
The GED test costs one-hundred sixty dollars, total. “This will definitely remove financial barriers that students have for GED testing,” said Carrie Dietrich, the director for the Putnam County Center of Central Georgia Technical College.
The Adult Education Division’s mission is to enable adult learners in Central Georgia acquire the basic skills necessary to compete successfully in today’s global workplace, to strengthen individual character and family foundations, and to exercise full citizenship.
CGTC’s Putnam County Center, located in Eatonton, offers adult education courses, credit courses, and continuing education courses. This facility also boasts Welding and Commercial Truck Driving courses. The Putnam County Center maintains a close working relationship with Putnam County High School to offer dual enrollment courses for local high school students. Through both of these programs, students can earn college credit while in high school at little to no cost to the student’s family.
Pictured left to right: Scott Gessay, the president of Green and Putnam County Rotary, Kimberly Hicks Grable from CGTC, Tyler Bryant with the CGTC Foundation, Rotary past president Lu-Frier Byrd, and CGTC Putnam County Director, Carrie Dietrich.