Wednesday's Editorial

All but two of 166 jobs available require high school education

Last week’s Trivia Bee raised about $10,000 to help CLICK (Certified Literate Is Coweta’s Key) create awareness about the value of education.

CLICK works with the Adult Education Department at West Georgia Technical College and the Coweta County School System to help school dropouts return to the classroom to get a GED. CLICK also recruits volunteers to assist as tutors, mentors and aides in the community.

Everyone is aware of the importance of having a high school diploma or earning the equivalent -- a GED.

Peter Ludlow, manager of the Georgia Department of Labor’s Newnan Career Center, passed along a startling number at the Trivia Bee.

Of 166 jobs available locally, only two do not require a GED or high school diploma, according to Ludlow.

That makes it clear. If you don’t have a high school diploma or GED, you will have a difficult time getting a job in today’s work force. There are adult education programs available for those in need of a GED.

Contact CLICK at 678-423-2000, extension 339, or e-mail lisa.johnston@cowetaschools.net .



More Opinion

Pay what you owe

If you owe someone money, pay up. That’s especially true if it involves the city of Grantville. As we all know through countless stori ... Read More


Let’s get an Ebola reality check

It is said the greatest fear is the fear of the unknown. The great unknown today is Ebola, which, if you follow the headlines, is the Black ... Read More


Rants, Raves & Really?!?

A look back at last week’s highs, lows and whatevers: RANT: Two men, Allen Cantrell and Wes Watson, were killed by gunfire. Within 48 ... Read More


Georgia Says

Morning News, Savannah, Georgia, on shameful payments to Nazis: It's morally repugnant that former Nazis have apparently been paid millions ... Read More


Vigils that should not occur

There were two candlelight vigils Tuesday night. Neither one should have happened. At one event on Widgeon Trail, hundreds of friends and fa ... Read More

Every dollar counts

We’re glad to see that the Coweta Community Foundation is on the move. The foundation recently announced the launch of its 2014 fundra ... Read More