Warner Robins, Ga. – The Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) Adult Education Division recently took home five awards at the Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) 2017 Adult Education Fall Conference and GED® Awards, including one individual award for a GED® graduate of outstanding achievement.
The awards were given at a luncheon in September in Atlanta in front adult education and testing leadership statewide. The awards come on the heels of Gov. Nathan Deal’s announcement that 10,128 Georgians graduated with GED® certificates in the past year, up from 9,842 in FY 16, according to the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). Graduation rates for FY 17, which ended June 30, were 75.7 percent.
Awards given to CGTC’s Adult Education Division include:
- Overall Achievement of Measurable Skill Gains for the Division
- Advocacy Award, Volunteer Hours for a Certified Literacy Community Program (CLCP) – Bibb County DREAM Team CLCP
- Advocacy Award, Tutor Hours for a Single County CLCP – Baldwin County CLCP
- Advocacy Award, GED® Testing Scholarships for a Single County CLCP – Monroe County Adult and Community Education
Deal and TCSG also recognized several outstanding GED® programs and individual graduates. Rhonda Miller, an employee of the Macon Housing Authority and a graduate of CGTC’s GED® program was named the 2017 GED® Graduate of Outstanding Achievement. She was nominated by Brenda Brown, vice president of the Adult Education Division at CGTC.
“We are ecstatic as our adult education team celebrates and recognizes the achievements of Rhonda Miller as the recipient of the 2017 Georgia GED® Graduate Outstanding Achievement Award. Our team continues to build a legacy of meeting and exceeding state standards while building bridges to support our students in pursuit of their individual college, career, and life goals,” Brown said.
“As dedicated educators, we know that there is no greater achievement than to have our students to succeed in a competitive market. It is truly the measure of our worth and works to help students create success stories.”
Miller delivered a poem upon being awarded. She said the help of mentors and instructors at CGTC pushed her to where she is today.
Miller and other student awardees at the conference spoke highly of the adult education programs overall, and of the sense of power and confidence, second chances and stability, given to them in attaining a GED®. In addition to those sentiments, attaining a GED® ultimately proved to be a vital step in achieving higher educational success in the System.
Miller plans to enroll at the College in the spring.
Brown also said the Adult Education team sets goals exactly for what was accomplished at the conference and recognizes the leadership and support of the College in doing so.
About Adult Education:
The Adult Education Division’s mission is to help adult learners in central Georgia acquire the skills necessary to successfully compete in today’s global workplace, to strengthen individual character and family foundations, and to exercise full citizenship. Adult learners enrolled in the program acquire the basic skills of reading, writing, computation, speaking, and listening they need. This program delivers educational services responsive to the individual needs of students who are undereducated. English literacy classes are also available for those citizens who are not proficient in speaking and/or writing English.
Award winners from the 2017 TCSG Adult Education Fall Conference and GED® Awards gather to be recognized. The Central Georgia Technical College Adult Education Program took home five awards.