AT&T donated $50,000 to Moultrie Technical College to create GED testing scholarships for Georgians who can't afford the price for taking the test.
More than 1.2M Georgia adults don't have a high school diploma and can't afford the $160 fee for taking the five-part GED Test.
The president of AT&T Georgia, Sylvia Russell presented a $50,000 check to TCSG Commissioner Ron Jackson during the TCSG State Board monthly meeting December 6.
"The adult education program of the Technical College System of Georgia is a critical part of the education system in Georgia ensuring qualified low-income adults have access to the classes and testing they need to continue their education and skills training. We are very pleased to support the TCSG's efforts to improve the lives of Georgians and to strengthen our workforce which is vital to the economic environment in our state," said Russell.
The AT&T $50,000 donation will generate opportunities for at least 1,200 low-income Georgians to receive a scholarship voucher that will help pay for the majority of the full GED Test.
To be considered for the award, you must be enrolled in a state-approved adult education class and have a minimum score of 500 on each of the five GED practice exams.
In 2011 the TCSG Office of Adult Education served almost 82,000 Georgians through Adult Basic and Secondary Education and GED instruction and testing programs.
More than 17,000 of those adult learners passed the GED test and earned their GED diploma.
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