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It's Takes A Village - Reprint

L-R Inst. Support Specialist Valerie Newby, Adult Education instructors,
Wilbert Johnson and Rena Canady-Laster

MGI apologize for publishing the incorrect article in the March edition

The Central Georgia Technical College Adult Education site, located at the Davis Homes Family Investment Center, recruits, orients and assesses students’ academic skills in order to enroll them in Adult Education and English as a Second Language classes. Upon the student’s enrollment into the Adult Education program, staff members and instructors engage in comprehensive tracking and retention efforts targeted towards all students. The purpose of such efforts is to enable learners to become viable, productive citizens while preparing them to further their education, and allowing them to realize their career goals.

 Regardless of their demographics and socio-economic status, the program assists students in developing the necessary basic skills in reading, writing, math, and communication that will allow them to function successfully in the home and workplace. These efforts are accomplished through a wide range of innovative educational strategies that include educational software, field trips, exposure to community representatives and resources, literacy efforts, cultural events, and job training partnerships. The goal for CGTC’s Adult Education Division is to provide each student a career pathway and an academic plan, accomplished through partnerships with community agencies such as the Department of Labor, Department of Family and Children Services, local housing authorities and community colleges, which will lead them to a successful career.
 
The CGTC Adult Education instructors at Davis Homes support the vision of the College, and continuously motivate and encourage the students to achieve their educational and career goals. Throughout the semester, students have participated in special presentations from various speakers including: Dr. Chinekwu Obidoa, Global Health Professor Mercer University; Mr. Carstarphen, CGTC Math Instructor; Pastor Bobby Brown, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church; Nicole Small, Mercer University Stepping Stones Program; Attorney Leitra Young, Maxwell, Forrest B. Johnson & Associates; Alice Bailey, Macon citizen, former radio personality; Rene Neville, business owner; Gwenette Westbrooks, NAACP president; Harris Walker, Jr., business owner; Erica Woodford, Macon-Bibb Superior Court clerk; Rhonda Miller, Macon Housing Authority case manager, and Justin Andrews, Otis Redding Foundation program assistant.

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