West Georgia Technical College offers free GED practice tests
By REBECCA LEFTWICH
National Family Literacy and Adult Education Week is Sept. 10-14, and West Georgia Technical College is offering free GED practice tests at its campuses to encourage adult learners to take a step that could change their lives.
More than one million adults in Georgia don’t have a high school diploma. And without a high school credential, they’re less likely to get a good-paying job, discover a great career and enjoy a much better life, experts say.
“West Georgia Technical College strives to make education accessible to as many students as possible,” said WGTC President Dr. Skip Sullivan. “Adult Education is one of the most important programs we offer and these GED practice tests will help prepare our students for the competitive workforce.”
Staff will also be on hand at the centers to explain what’s needed to sign up for the GED preparation classes that are always free to every Georgian. They’ll also explain how the cost of taking the full set of GED tests shouldn’t be a deterrent to anyone because grants and other financial assistance.
“We’re actively campaigning to help people throughout Georgia understand that we can help them prepare for the GED test and, with a little effort, they can earn a GED credential,” said Beverly Smith, assistant commissioner for adult education for the Technical College System of Georgia. “After that, we’ll assist with their transition from GED diploma to college degree or into a better job. I encourage every adult learner in Georgia to make plans now to visit their local adult education center and take advantage of a free GED practice test session.”
Last year, more than 19,000 adult learners earned their GED credentials. 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.
For more information on WGTC GED practice testing or classes, call toll-free 855-500-GEDS.
For more information from the TCSG Office of Adult Education, including a full list of local adult education centers, go to https://tcsg.edu/adult_literacy.php or call 1-800-946-9433 (1-800-94MYGED).