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Albany Tech Hosts “Community Uplifted” Seminar on Thursday

February 23, 2011 - Albany Technical College will host a seminar entitled “Community Uplifted” on Thursday, February 24, 2011, from 8:30am to 1pm, in the Kirkland Conference Center.

Sponsored by the Southwest Georgia Certified Literate Community Program (CLCP) and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), the seminar will focus on the economic impact of adult education and GED® testing.

Presentations will be made by Ron Jackson, Commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia, Beverly Smith, Assistant Commissioner for Adult Education for TCSG, other members of the TCSG staff, state school board members, GED® students and graduates, technical college presidents, adult education teachers and directors, economic developers, school superintendents and community advocates who work daily to increase the literacy level of Southwest Georgia.

The goal of the seminar is to inspire the community to become advocates for adult education. Designed to help you understand the challenges of the adult learner, the seminar will focus on the different reasons students seek a GED® and how those students play a role in our future.

Albany Tech plays a vital role in adult education in Southwest Georgia. The College has an adult education facility in every county of its Service Delivery Area (SDA), which includes: Baker, Dougherty, Calhoun, Clay, Lee, Randolph and Terrell Counties.

For more information about Albany Tech’s Adult Education programs, visit

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