National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week 2022

In partnership with the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE), Savannah Technical College will recognize National Adult Education and Family Literacy week, September 19-23, 2022.

More than 30 million Americans over the age of 25, or one of ten U.S. citizens, do not have a high school diploma. STC Adult Education offers free GED prep classes for Chatham, Bryan, Effingham and Liberty counties. In the last academic year, the College awarded 112 high school equivalency diplomas. Nearly half of the students enrolled in adult education courses achieved a student academic gain. Nearly 1,500 students were enrolled in high school equivalency and nearly 400 enrolled in English as a Second Language.

Research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that job growth for individuals without a high school diploma or some college experience is about zero or even negative. By 2024, 48 percent of job openings will be middle-skill and 32 percent will be high-skill. This means that in less than three years, nearly 80 percent of all job openings will require more than a high school degree.

Family literacy programs serve parents and their young children, teaching basic skills, English as a Second Language, and parenting skills to adults while their children are provided high quality instruction. These programs are focused on breaking the cycles of low literacy, low education, and poverty. Adult education and family literacy programs serve adults who need to improve their basic literacy and math skills, improve their oral and written English, obtain a high school equivalence degree, and prepare for postsecondary education or training.

Adults who participate in STC’s Adult Education program have the opportunity to explore career pathways and hone their skills so that they can advance their careers through postsecondary education or training though a program called, Fast Forward (

Free adult education and English language acquisition available to eligible participants. Visit or for more information.

Savannah Tech’s Adult Education Program serves those who need to improve their basic literacy and math skills, improve their oral and written English, practice for the GED® test to attain a high school equivalency degree, and prepare for college. Instructors also help students with science and social studies test preparation for GED® testing.

STC teaches adult education classes in the morning, afternoon, evening and online. They are offered in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties with multiple locations in each community. Adult education classes for GED®-prep are currently free for all U.S. citizens. To register for free GED® classes, call 912.443.5446 or visit For GED® testing information, go to to sign up to take test or go to to learn more about our testing locations.

The Coalition on Adult Basic Education is the premier national professional association of adult educators. Over 79,000 members strong, COABE’s mission is to inspire educators so that adults succeed and communities thrive. Website:

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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (