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ATC, TCSG, Adult Education Programs Celebrate 2013 Literacy Week (September 23-­‐27, 2013)

 September 23, 2013- Albany, Ga.---  On September 8th, the nation and the world celebrated International Literacy Day, a declaration first proclaimed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1965 to focus attention on worldwide literacy needs. Governor Nathan Deal is joining others across the nation in extending this day into a week by designating September 23-27, 2013 as Literacy Week in Georgia.

Albany Technical College and its Adult Education Program, along with its sister technical colleges in Georgia and its parent system office, the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), are pleased to be a part of this week-long celebration.

One fifth of the adult population of the U.S. cannot read well enough to cope successfully as workers, parents, and citizens. This proclamation provides us with a new opportunity to elevate adult education and family literacy throughout Georgia. It gives us an opportunity to call attention to the need to eradicate illiteracy, a primary concern of Georgia's Office of Adult Education where nearly 1.24 million Georgians need adult education services.

At Albany Technical College, we are pleased to serve those in need of Adult Education in our seven-county Service Delivery Area (SDA). We have offices of Adult Education located in each of the counties we serve, which includes Dougherty, Lee, Calhoun, Clay, Baker, Terrell, and Randolph Counties.

For more information about the Adult Education services offered at Albany Technical College, contact us at 229.430.1620 or visit the Adult Education link on our website, www.albanytech.edu, for a full listing of services available. You may also visit the National Coalition for Literacy for a helpful resource kit at www.national-coalition-literacy.org.

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