GWINNETT – NORTH FULTON – Gwinnett Technical College’s Adult Education department celebrated another milestone Friday, December 7 with their fall 2018 GED® graduation. More than 400 students who completed their GED® from April through October were invited to participate in the ceremony.
Stephanie Rooks, Gwinnett Tech’s dean of Adult Education says, “Each graduate decided to make a change in his or her life and are now equipped with the knowledge and tools to advance into college or a career.”
Lisa Eason, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Administrative Services shared in her keynote address “Life is not easy. You learn from it life, but you control your destiny. Your future is bright and you’ve only just begun to climb.”
Kathryn Mulvaney, former GED® graduate and current Gwinnett Tech student gave advice to the graduates, “Surround yourself with people who lift you up, focus on the process and be intentional with your goals. Today is your beginning challenge yourself.”
More than 1.1 million Georgians over the age of 18 are without their high school or GED diploma. Gwinnett Tech offers six adult education centers in Gwinnett (including partnerships with Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department, Gwinnett County Public Schools and Gwinnett Juvenile Court) and three centers in North Fulton, as well as four GED® Testing Centers. Orientation, assessments and classes are offered to students for free. The cost to take the GED® test is just $40 per subject area. Residents of Georgia who earn a GED® may also be eligible for a $500 HOPE GED® grant, which can be used toward continuing postsecondary education in Georgia. To learn more about the GED® program at Gwinnett Tech, visit GwinnettTech.edu/ged or call 678-226-6702.