SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah Technical College's Adult Education Program was honored by the Technical College System of Georgia at its Fall Adult Education Conference.
The program received top honors for the service delivery area with the greatest percentage of growth in enrollment and growth in level completions.
"We take pride in creating opportunities for individuals to increase their potential and create a higher quality of life for themselves from completing their GED to continuing with studies at Savannah Technical College," said STC Vice President of Economic Development Ken Boyd in a press release. "Congratulations to our Adult Education Department and its accomplishments to increase GED enrollment and to empower students to move to the next level in their education."
In the 2011 fiscal year STC's Adult Education Program had a 12.9 percent increase in enrollment with a total of 2,610 students. Additionally, STC had an 8 percent increase in level completions. According to information from STC, level completions includes the number of students that moved to a higher educational functioning level.
The Adult Education Program provides free classes to citizens in Chatham, Liberty, Bryan and Effingham Counties. Classes help students prepare for GED Testing, Compass Testing, ASVAB Preparation and ESL Classes.
The Adult Education Program was not the only award that STC received at the conference. Cody Carrell received the 2011 Youth Challenge GED Graduate of the Year of Award.