September 8 was International Literacy Day by UNESCO on November 17, 1965. It was first celebrated in 1966. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. On International Literacy Day each year, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally. Celebrations take place around the world.
Some 774 million adults lack minimum literacy skills; one in five adults is still not literate and two-thirds of them are women; 72.1 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or drop out.
Today I want to spotlight a local Adult Education Program that can help end adult illiteracy here.
Lanier Technical College’s Adult Education Program is specifically designed for adults who have different needs, backgrounds, and skills. For that reason, a flexible program has been created which meets their needs.
Each of the eight counties that serve Lanier Technical College have locations to assist adult learners in obtaining skills which make students more successful and confident in the workplace and in society.
GED and English Literacy classes taught at Lanier Technical College are free of charge.
GED instruction includes beginning reading, writing, and math all the way to high school completion through the General Education Development (GED) Program.
The following GED services are offered at no cost:
English Literacy classes for non-English speakers are also a part of the curriculum. Besides the above GED services, additional support is offered for English Literacy classes at no cost:
By taking the step to continue studying at Lanier Technical College, you can: