Evie McNeice, mayor of Rome, presented a Literacy Week Proclamation to Connie Smith, vice president of Adult Education at GNTC, and spoke with GNTC Adult Education students on Wednesday, September 25, at 10 a.m.

The presentation was part of a series of events and activities in celebration of Literacy Week in Georgia, which began on Monday, Sept. 23, and ends on Sunday, Sept. 29.

Literacy Week was designated by Governor Nathan Deal to elevate adult education and family literacy throughout Georgia and to draw attention to the needs of the state in regard to workforce development.

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.

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.