Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC), the largest Adult Education program provider in Northwest Georgia, will be emphasizing its role by raising the level of awareness of adult education and family literacy during Literacy Week in Georgia, September, 23-29.


Governor Nathan Deal joined others across the nation by issuing a proclamation that designates Sept. 23-29 as Literacy Week in Georgia. The Adult Education program at GNTC planned a series of events and activities in celebration of Literacy Week to draw attention to the needs of the community.


Some highlights of the Literacy Week activities that GNTC will host or take part in include:


  • Rome Mayor Evie McNeice will present a Literacy Week      Proclamation to Connie Smith, vice president of Adult Education at GNTC, on      Monday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. This event will take place in City Hall,      601 Broad Street Rome, Georgia.


  • On Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m. former GED recipients      Lisa Warren, admissions assistant at GNTC, and Donna Scott, testing lab      assistant at GNTC, will speak to Adult Education students in Room 102 of      the B Building at GNTC. They will discuss how they continued their      education and found success in the workforce.


  • Mayor Evie McNeice will speak to Adult Education      students in Room 103 of the B Building at GNTC on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at      10 a.m.


  • GNTC Adult Education students will compete in an essay      contest. A panel of judges will review the essays and the first, second,      and third place winners will be announced on Thursday, Sept. 26. 


The Adult Education program at GNTC provides education for adults whose education was interrupted in earlier years. They assist adults in acquiring the skills and credentials to validate their level of education through GED Testing. GNTC’s Adult Education program also offers transition counseling to assist with college or career aspirations.


About GNTC’s Adult Education Program

The Adult Education program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College served 3,044 students and graduated 758 students with a GED® Diploma in Fiscal Year 2013. The Adult Education Program offers instruction in Adult Learning Centers throughout its service area. Instructional areas include preparation for the GED® test, adult secondary education, adult basic education, and English as a second language. Centers have modern computer labs, study materials and resources, and professional adult education staff for both day and evening programs. Classes operate year round on the Georgia Northwestern Technical College calendar for fall, spring, and summer semesters. Adults at least 18 years of age who have not graduated from high school in the United States or Canada or previously earned a GED® credential are eligible to enroll in classes at no charge.* For more information about GNTC’s Adult Education program, visit


Georgia Northwestern Technical College serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties in Georgia with campuses located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties. Approximately 22,000 people benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fourth largest technical college in Georgia.