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Goodwill, Columbus Tech to offer free GED classes

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Columbus Technical College Adult Education Program and Goodwill Southern Rivers are partnering to offer free GED classes in a new program.

Participants in the program must be able to dedicate six hours a week to take the class and have to register with the Goodwill Career Center.

The classes will be taught by Columbus Tech instructors at the Goodwill Career Center at 2601 Cross Country Drive, Building E starting Friday, April 1.

Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Goodwill Southern Rivers and Columbus Tech’s Adult Education Program have a common mission of offering skills training to help people find meaningful employment.

Earning the GED credential offers an opportunity for better paying jobs and higher wages, as well as a step toward further training and higher education.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, a person with a high school or GED diploma will earn $7,658 more annually than a non-high school graduate.

Results from U.S. Census indicate that 15 percent of Georgia residents 25 and older do not have a high school diploma, which is lower than the national average. 

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