Atlanta Technical College (ATC) recently joined the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce in holding a ribbon cutting ceremony at Paradise Community Development Corporation (PCDC) to celebrate their new Adult Education Center.
“We encourage all of our students to engage in life-long learning and this facility is the perfect extension of Atlanta Technical College in Clayton County,” said Dr. Victoria Seals, President, ATC. “Our partnership with Paradise Community Development Corporation enables our institution to expand the reach of our world-class Adult Education programs. However, I want to be clear: GED’s are just the beginning. Our mission is for all of our GED completers to enroll in classes, and continue their path to professional success. I want to thank everyone who had a role in making this mutually beneficial partnership a reality– this simply wouldn’t have been possible without support and involvement our ATC family.”
In 2017, Atlanta Technical College’s Adult Education Department served over 1000 students ages 16 -74, up 21% from the previous year. In the same time frame, the number of GED completers increased by 38%. Most importantly, these courses, including those offered at PCDC, are free to anyone in the community looking to obtain their GED.
“I would not be where I am today had I not made the decision to continue my education,” said Angelyne Butler, Mayor of Forest Park. “However, I’ve always been a firm believer that education does not begin or end with the young people and this facility will go a long way in providing educational opportunities for everyone, regardless of age. This is only the beginning of Atlanta Technical College’s impact in Clayton County– they have the full faith and support of the City of Forest Park behind them.”
ATC’s Adult Education programs offer a wide variety of basic and secondary education classes to assist students in professional and economic mobility. Courses are designed to improve reading, writing, and math skills while also allowing students to earn their GED. In 2017, 32% of ATC’s Adult Education students continued their education while 57% entered the workforce.
To learn more, please visit: http://atlantatech.edu/adult-educationged-prep/.