Savannah Tech to Celebrate Literacy Week September 23-27
#1411 | September 19, 2013
SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College will observe Literacy Week with activities for its adult education students during September 23-27, 2013. The College will engage in Literacy Week by promoting Fast Track Fridays, celebrating its official recognition as a Charter Member of the National Adult Education Society and hosting a GED Essay Contest.
Fast Track Fridays will assist students at the Savannah campus who need to finish only one or two tests or need to get enough points on the total test to pass before the end of the year. Due to the current test ending on Dec. 31, 2013, enrollment is currently only available for those who have started the GED test and need to finish. Accommodations are being made to expedite the GED admission process for students in Bryan, Liberty and Effingham counties. A transcript evaluation is required for admission.
The National Adult Education Society (NAES) is a national honor society that provides meaningful recognition to deserving adult education students, to improve student employment opportunities, to develop student ambassadors for local adult education programs and to create adult education awareness with school administrators and state legislators. Savannah Technical College became a member of the NAES this fall.
In conjunction with Literacy Week, Savannah Technical College will host a GED Essay Contest for existing students from September 23-24, judging will be held on Sept. 25, with the winner announced on Sept. 26. Students will write on the subject “What the GED means to me” and the winner will receive STC merchandise. Students are encouraged to participate whatever their level or degree program in which they are enrolled.
More than 780 million of the world’s adults (nearly two-thirds of whom are women) do not know how to read or write, and between 94 and 115 million children lack access to education. In the United States, one-fifth of the adult population cannot read well enough to function successfully as workers, parents, and citizens.
Georgia has 1.2 million citizens over the age of 18 who have less than a high school education. That is 18% of Georgia’s adult population. Among that number, there are 32 counties where 30% or more of the adult population does not have a high school education. That number increases when combined with the number of teens who drop out of school.
Savannah Technical College teaches adult education classes in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties with multiple locations in each community. For information, contact Adult Education at 912.443.5446 or visit www.savannahtech.edu/AdultEducation and look for the GED Computer-Based Testing Registration Information link.
Adult Education (GED) Information: 912.443.5446
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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 (www.sacscoc.org).