NGTC Honors Literacy Volunteers

North Georgia Technical College thanks its literacy volunteers.

A recent luncheon sponsored by the Stephens Education Literacy Foundation, Volunteers for Literacy, and North Georgia Technical College honored Friends of Adult Education in Franklin, Habersham, Rabun, Stephens, and White Counties.

Throughout Northeast Georgia, North Georgia Technical College’s learning centers offer free classes to those who wish to attain their GED or prepare for college entrance tests and the college says that the level of service and individual help given to those students would not be possible without the help of a large number of volunteers.

North Georgia Technical College President Dr. Gail Thaxton said she has seen the volunteers in action, calling them a champion to every student they meet. Thaxton added that the college appreciates all the volunteers do for the students, the Adult Education program, and North Georgia Technical College.

The adult education program at North Georgia Technical College gives assistance in writing, math skills, and reading comprehensive skills to re-enter the job market after a layoff; along with helping people prepare for the GED Tests to qualify for a job or credit program that requires a high school diploma to graduate, learn English as their second language, learn to use a computer, or just work toward a personal educational goal.

The school said all instructional materials in the program are available for student use at no cost.

Stephens County volunteers honored at the recent luncheon included Emily Hayes, Judy Lance, James Smith, Ellen Alligood, Stephanie Broom, Gerald Jones, Greg Savage, Mike Haynie, Tim Quick, and Fredda Wheeler