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January 30, 2008
Gwinnett Advancement Program Holds Open House
Free course at Gwinnett Tech helps youth start a career and obtain GED
Gwinnett Technical College will hold an open house for its Gwinnett Advancement Program (GAP), a free course for low-income students who want to learn how to pursue a career and earn their General Equivalency Diploma (GED). The open house for prospective students, families and youth education professionals will be Thurs., Feb. 14, at 2 p.m., in Room 401, Building 100, on the Gwinnett Tech campus.
Those attending the open house will learn more about the Gwinnett Advancement Program and the support that Gwinnett Tech provides disadvantaged youth within the community through work-readiness preparation, education, mentoring and community service.
The GAP course is designed for those who have faced adversity but still want to complete their high school education and learn valuable skills that will help them find a better job. Eligible student must:
- be 16 to 21 years old
- have a low income
- have a social security number or be able to get one
"GAP addresses the critical and immediate needs of youth in crisis and is a promising alternative for youth who have left school before obtaining a high school diploma," explains Keisha Hull, GAP Director. "The open house provides a chance for us to talk with individuals and professionals that come in contact with this target population and to provide them with a new option for aiding our youth."
The event is designed for community service organizations, educators, counselors, parents, concerned citizens, and church and religious representatives that work with youth.
The next GAP course will begin on Monday, March 31; the application deadline is March 24. To RSVP for the open house and to obtain GAP application information, contact Keisha Hull, 770-962-7580, ext. 6615, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about enrollment at Gwinnett Tech or about any of the college's more than 45 program options, contact 770-962-7580.
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About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of its community. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. GTC is Gwinnett County's largest provider of corporate training and now serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.